This One Thing Will KILL You

Fear, ignorance

Fear. The final frontier. A place that many men and women opt not to explore. Why? Well that’s simple. The unknown can produce some serious anxiety. Think about it, if you could choose between a safe place and not knowing what was gonna happen, which would you go for? Exactly…

You see fear is a funny thing broham. It can teach you lessons about what to avoid, but at the same time, it can also lead you away from those things that will also help you grow as a person. It’s a conundrum really. I mean if you’re not paying attention, you might find yourself in a constant state of stagnation because you’ve let your fears run wild.

Fear is a hard thing to deal with. Biologically, it’s prolonged presence literally does kill you. (Gives new meaning to the phrase “scared to death,” right?) You might be one of 70% of Americans that report feeling stressed on a daily basis and that’s one of the main reasons for the decline in our life expectancy.

But Isn’t It What I Eat?

It’s not Twinkies, it’s not fast food, it’s stress and most of it is coming from the fear we have everyday about living an authentic life. You’re afraid to be yourself because you’re afraid that people will judge you. Maybe it’s your parents, or your friends, or even your spouse. But the most important thing to remember is that it’s not what’s going on outside that matters.

What you have going on between your left and right ears is the cause to many of your problems. But it’s not your fault, your parents and the people around you when you were younger didn’t know better. They taught you the same tactics and strategies they had for coping with fear and stress. Where the problem lies, is that many of those strategies are ineffective.

I want you to consider however, that there is a way to conquer fear and make it your bitch. There is a way to use fear instead of letting it use you. Because you have been so programmed to believe that you should just follow all the rules it may seem like fear is a natural thing that lets you know when you’ve gone to far, but this is not the case and I want to prove it to you.

Unfortunately, I can’t do it today, I’m outta time. I’ll tell you what though. If you leave a comment below, I promise to respond (unless it’s spam) Otherwise you can shoot me a message HERE

Jerry “afraid of (mostly) nothing” Washington

 

P.S.  Some people might read this and say that fear is helpful for them and I would agree. In certain cases, rational fear is your ultimate ally. You feel a little funny about jumping out of a plane with no parachute? That’s pretty rational. But it’s the irrational fears that prevent you from getting that good stuff from life. Talk soon…

One (More) Fitness Tip…

Holy socks Batman!

My last fitness tip gotta huge response.

I guess you just want me to shut-up and

Give you the goods every once inna while, eh?

Fine hmmmppp lol!

 

No I get it, sometimes you just want answers.

What can I do to get rid of THIS??

What’s the best ab exercise?

How many grams of protein should you eat?

 

Those are all important questions, but I think 

The most important aspect of fitness is too often

Overlooked by the average fitness professional.

 

What am I talking about?

 

SLEEP!

 

You know you need it, yet you still don’t get enough

I had a problem with this when I first started training

I would stay up late and get up early for work.

Thinking that I was hustling, but really I was only

Hurting myself.

 

I’m not going to go into all the physical reasons

You need sleep, (if you’re interested, click here)

But I will outline a few that you may or may not have

Thought about while staying up to watch

Just one last episode” on Netflix

 

1. Hunger You ever get hungry and crave a late night snack

Well that’s your body searching for dopamine to keep it awake.

Your body also releases higher levels of insulin, which tell your

Body to store the food as fat. Moral: Don’t eat when you’re tired

 

2. Moodiness When you lack sleep, your brain cannot renew

So it goes into panic and thinks something is wrong and releases

The stress hormone, cortisol. This is the same stuff your body

Releases during road rage and when someone eats your snack

Out the company fridge.

 

3. What Comes After 2?? You also get dumber as you deprive

Yourself of those dancing sugar plum fairies from your dreams.

When you sleep, your brain creates new neural pathways that

Accommodate for what you learned that day. No sleep, no new

Pathways, no way to keep knowledge in. All that adds up to

Amount to you needing to write a lot of stuff down.

 

Well speaking of sleep, it’s time for me to escape to dreamland

If you found this helpful, please leave a message

In the comments or click like below.

 

Jerry “enter sandman” Washington

 

P.S. I forgot to mention the absolute worst part bout

Not getting enough sleep.

Everyone telling you that you look tired all day.

I mean seriously, seriously. I look tired?

How about YOU look like you should keep your

Observations to yourself.

 

Ha! Looks like I need to get some sleep.

But before I go, I would like to invite you to

Join me and others in a discussion about truly

Living the good life on my private Facebook page

Project SELFFY. Talk soon…