Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Loosen Up Your Routines

Self-help is reaching new heights. Whenever billionaires, icons and world-class performers share their routines and habits, us normies like to follow suit in hopes of getting ahead too.

So we try to do as many good things as we can.

We go plant-based, adopt intermittent fasting, set a sleep schedule, meditate a little, do some yoga, take cold showers, and drink so much water that it looks the same going out as it does going in.

But after a few weeks of our new lifestyle, many of us often feel worse, not healthier.

Because once we believe we need all these healthy habits to function properly, we function worse when we fail to do them.

It’s not that our system is in shambles. Neither is it that our body has grown accustomed to its new luxurious treatment. It’s that we’ve fooled ourselves into thinking that our body can only function under perfect conditions.

And that’s ridiculous.

Do you think Aristotle had a gratitude journal? Or that Cleopatra knew about the food pyramid? 

Of course not. 

The most important people in world history didn’t know diddly-squat about optimising their health. Yet they accomplished amazing things.

Life is already complicated enough. Stop complicating it more by turning ‘nice-to-haves’ into ‘must-haves’.

The fewer things you need to feel good, the easier your life will be.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach