I think our mindset is pretty healthy. We all have a few ways of being healthy or not and our ability to do things like exercise, eat a balanced diet, and take a nap in between each is crucial. Without these things, we would never get out of bed in the morning or drive to work. So in a way, it is a sort of self-awareness.
It’s easy to forget what we need and then what we don’t. We can go crazy in our careers and forget that we need to put a little time into our kids and our own social life. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s also not healthy. It’s healthy to remind yourself at least once a week that you need to be doing stuff with your family.
The problem is that this kind of “self-awareness” is the exact opposite of the kind that leads to healthy upstream. It’s a sort of self-centeredness that leads to unhealthy upstream. We don’t have much of a sense of our own well-being or what we need to do to make our lives better. We are always trying to do too much and have too many things going on in our lives (and in our careers).
One of the major problems in our society is that even though we all have a lot of problems, we are not actually aware of them. We tend to think that everything is just a big puzzle that we have to solve. We end up feeling that we have to do everything all the time, and we just don’t have the time, or the energy, to do any of it right. We need to wake up every day and look in the mirror to see how we are.
The reality is that we don’t actually need to do everything all the time. The reality is that we need to just enjoy the time we do have. We need to enjoy the moments we do have. We need to have fun, and not sit down every day and do everything the same way.
It sounds so simple, but we have to do this a large amount of the time because our brains are wired to do so. We can either take short-term pleasure in the short-term, or we can take long-term pleasure from the long-term. If we are constantly having to do things out of order, we will naturally lose interest. This is why we need to wake up every day and just enjoy the moment that we can.
The same goes for our own lives. If we don’t enjoy the moment that we have, if we want to make the most of the moments we do have, we need to take care of the things that are important to us in the moment.
We all need water. We all need food. We all need to do things to sustain ourselves. We all need to take care of that part in the moment. We need to ensure that we are making the most of the moments we have.
The internet has been a little light on this subject lately. I guess this is a good thing. We haven’t seen an upstream health or wellness campaign in a while, which is a shame. A lot of people have been drinking to excess lately, but I’m not sure I’d describe it as unhealthy. I think the problem is that we all want to spend as much time as we can with our families, but we tend to focus on that first thing and leave the other stuff for later.