So much information we find on the internet is watered down by sources trying to sell you something, I weed through a lot, but after about 3 levels of bullshit, I give up.

This information came to me via a newsletter source and I found the ideas as applicable as they are rich. Because there is a lot to say on each area, I'm going to break it into digestible bites–one every day for the rest of the week.

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6 Things You Need to Recover From Every Day by Benjamin P. Hardy from http://medium.com

Less than 1% of people are living according to the principles/science described herein. However, I’m confident that if you apply these recovery principles to your life, you’ll live a more engaged, meaningful, and productive life.

Being busy and being productive are far from the same thing. Most people are trying to do too much. The desire to “keep up” has them doing more, living less, and deceiving themselves into believing they’ve actually made progress.

True growth and success is always sustainable. It’s not a short sprint with an inevitable physical, mental, and emotional crash. All goals are means, not ends. Each succeeding stage of your progression should clearly build one-upon-another, leaving you stronger and more able, not weaker and permanently damaged.

In order to do this, you must properly “recover” from the following things on a daily basis:

  1. Work
  2. Technology
  3. People
  4. Food
  5. Fitness
  6. Being awake

Unless you adequately recover in these areas, your life is a mess. Moreover, by adequately recovering, you’ll be empowered to more fully engage in these activities. Recovery is essential to success in all areas of life.

For the rest of this article, I’ll detail the scientific findings and applications related to proper recovery.

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Tomorrow: How to recover from work for a better life.

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