I'm going to make it easy.
Maybe for you.
Day one of medical school stuff.
That's the only way to start any habit.
The only way to make it stick.
Start with a microstep.
I had to look up pico.
One = Go to bed.
Two = Eat plants.
Three = Drink water.
Four = Move.
Five = MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction).
Let's break the fab five down a little bit.
To the very smallest picostep you can take right now.
Even while reading this.
Go to bed.
Well, just go to friggin sleep.
Take a nap.
Just go to bed already.
Well, just eat plants.
Eat a plant today.
That's it. Get some olive oil and omega 3 oil.
Like flaxseed oil.
Drink only water.
Just good ole H2O.
Forget high-intensity interval training.
Just take a 2.5-minute walk.
Then work up to five minutes.
Repeat until you do it a few times a day.
Stress makes everything worse.
One thing works.
It has an awesome track record.
Because it works!
In 1979 Kabat-Zinn founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
MBSR is practiced as a complementary medicine.
I use it every day in the field of oncology.
Around 80% of medical schools offer some element of mindfulness training.
Become your own medical student.
Your own doctor.
Do this stuff.