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In this day and age, we are being told more and more what is good for us. Most of the time, however, these advisors have a conflict of interest. It does not have to mean that the advice from outside is basically harmful or wrong. I would only like to point out that personal responsibility is too strongly suppressed by convenience. It is not meant to be a satire on society here. I too think it’s great to be able to do many things more easily and efficiently through technology.
The trick is not to make yourself dependent on outside care. Always be responsible for your own basic needs. In order to take care of your basic needs and, more importantly, the basic needs of your family, you must first learn about basic needs. You should continue to deepen your knowledge of this subject at regular intervals. The temptation to forget your basic needs is frighteningly great.
I will not sort the basic needs by more or less important. The following order is arbitrary.
Your day begins and you already know which basic need you have neglected. Everyone knows that sleep is important, but more and more people neglect this basic need. It is often the blue light waves as a scapegoat. It would be much more clever to think about a serious evening routine. The negative effects of chronic sleep deprivation have been known for decades. Motivating with fear is usually less sustainable. Therefore, rather look at the positive effects that make you a lot happier. Humans are adaptable but creatures of habit. If you go to bed at the same time every day and get up at the same time, you will eventually wake up without an alarm clock. Of course, this only works if you stick to it on weekends as well. You don’t have to become dogmatic about it, however, a healthy biorhythm is a rock.
Improve sleeping conditions:
If your friends are calling you a walking chainsaw, I would get to the bottom of it. A friend of mine was able to have surgery to fix the breathing stoppages in the middle of the night. Snoring can be a reason if you wake up with a dry throat.
If you sleep next to a noisy street, it’s quite annoying. Custom earplugs fitted to your ears can do damage control. This hearing protection is available at most hearing aid stores. I had my earplugs made at the hearing aid store „KIND“. In the manufacturing process, a thick plastic compound is poured into your hearing canals. This is the reason why, after hardening, they fit very comfortably and provide the best possible protection.
A sleep mask will help you against light pollution.
If you do without it, you can be woken up by a light alarm clock.
The right bed helps to get the best sleep. Seek advice from a specialist. You should be able to see that your spine and neck are properly supported. Often a supposedly comfortable bed can lead to poor sleeping posture. You yourself are not in a good position to judge your sleeping posture. You need the feedback from the outside to make the right purchase decision. In addition, you can dust off from you the one or other good tip. Even in this area, there are new findings from time to time that can significantly improve your sleep and rest.
If you are allergic or asthmatic, you should change your bedding weekly. Surrounded by mite droppings it worsens your sleep. For insensitive people it is enough to change bed linen every two weeks.
Basically, everyone knows that lemonade and other soft drinks contain extremely high amounts of sugar. However, this also applies to juices with their advertised vitamins and colorants. For this reason, you should consider such a drink like a dessert. Simply with the difference that your digestive system does not perceive it as food intake and thus no feeling of satiety occurs. Every now and then you are allowed to indulge yourself. You should not dogmatically renounce all sweet drinks, but learn to enjoy them consciously in small quantities.
Mineral water is the most important food we need to keep our performance up. Strictly speaking, you get less of the important if you pay more. If you can distinguish taste differences between regional sources, you are on a good way.
In Western Europe, we have the luxury of being able to drink water from the tap without hesitation. As a rule, we have no lead pipes and no pathogens such as legionella, E.Coli bacteria or enterococci. We owe this standard of living to the generations before us. They realized how important drinking water was and always will be. The water quality is regularly controlled by the municipality from the responsible office. Here a very big thank you, to the people who maintain and protect our water quality.
Basically, everyone knows that lemonade and other soft drinks contain extremely high amounts of sugar. However, this also applies to juices with their advertised vitamins and colorants. For this reason, you should consider such a drink like a dessert. Simply with the difference that your digestive system does not perceive it as food intake and thus no feeling of satiety occurs. Every now and then you are allowed to indulge yourself. You should not dogmatically renounce all sweet drinks, but learn to consciously enjoy them in small quantities.
Mineral water is the important food we need to keep our performance up. Strictly speaking, you get less of the important if you pay more. If you can distinguish taste differences between regional sources you are on a good way.
In Western Europe we have the luxury of being able to drink water from the tap without hesitation. As a rule, we have no lead pipes and no pathogens such as legionella, E.Coli bacteria or enterococci. We owe this standard of living to the generations before us. They realized how important drinking water was and always will be. The water quality is regularly controlled by the municipality from the responsible office. Here a very big thank you to the people who maintain and protect our water quality.
I am deliberately mentioning exercise here because I do not want to go into sports. The general recommendation is to take 10,000 steps per day. Depending on the profession, you have the steps after 6 hours together. However, the 10,000 steps should not be seen as the upper limit. If possible, the stairs should always be preferred to the elevator. The lymphatic system has no pump like your bloodstream. To get it moving, you need to move. Allow yourself a short walk through the woods when you are angry or stressed. Do it regularly and watch your well-being change.
High quality food
Here I do not want to religiously go into the different diets such as vegan, vegetarian, paoli or other. Either way, the view is constantly changing what is healthy and what is unhealthy. An example of this phenomenon: the breakfast egg.
If you eat low quality food, you’ll be less able to absorb important nutrients. You will also absorb more toxins. This can even go so far that you still eat unhealthy food by seemingly healthy food. I exaggerate here on purpose. Ask yourself why food is not called a satiator.
For sustainable and ethically correct agriculture it needs more effort than if the farmer works with artificial fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and factory farming. I don’t want to up or downgrade any form of agriculture here. A healthy compromise could bring us much more benefits than religious fanaticism. However, don’t expect high quality if you pay as little as possible.
People need people to be happy. In hard times, it opens your eyes. A family is not always easy and often troublesome, but it is the most constant social security.
Having friends also means being a friend. If you are a friend, it gives you pleasure to help and assist them. Even the strongest will need help at some point. Even if you have always been the one to rush to help. If you have helped a hundred friends and only ten end up helping you, you may be disappointed. Still, it would be worth it even if only one friend helped you.
Making more and more new friends may cause you to lose more and more old friends. They then become acquaintances. It is in the nature of things that you cannot maintain more than 100 contacts on a regular basis. For friendships, the maximum number is even lower.
The people around you can make you big or small. They can warn you that you’re about to hit a cliff or cheer you on to run faster. It’s not always bad to be criticized by friends. It’s not always good to be rapped by friends. It’s not black and white. Friendships have colors.
Never blame your friends for your failures. Your friends are who they are, and you chose them.
No financial worries
Before you can even start building wealth, you need to be debt free. Under no circumstances borrow money from friends for consumption or even take out a loan. Spend only the money you own (exceptions are real estate rented to others, starting a business, or studying/training to increase your income).
If you have debt, it subliminally weighs on your conscience. Worries about your future won’t let you sleep. You lose focus when you constantly think about your money worries. Finally, it’s like a mental menhir that you have to carry everywhere.
Charlatans shamelessly take advantage of your situation by promising you quick money. You trust them and end up in an even bigger debt trap. It is human to fall for such a trick when financial worries crush you.
How can we prevent such a thing?
The answer sounds simple. Live below your standard of living and increase your income in the long run. The implementation is more difficult than it seems. Discipline and modesty are the most important qualities.
With an Excel spreadsheet you can set up a budget to keep track of your economic situation in the long run. I personally use it for my asset classes, consumer spending and the running costs of obligations.
If you have saved 3,000 euros again, or for the first time, think twice about whether it is necessary to buy this modern TV or to keep it back as a reserve. Sometimes it is also a nice feeling to know that you could theoretically buy it. The feeling of financial security will give you more quality of life.
What seemingly basic needs are preventing you from consolidating your basic needs?
Experts can tell us exactly what’s really holding us back. A little fun to lighten up the topic a bit. It is presented by many as obvious and obvious. The problem is just the implementation. And then it is generalized so strongly that there is something for everyone.
You just can’t make it concrete unless everyone fails at the same obstacle. It’s individual and opaque.
Below I list a ten reasons that I hope don’t apply to you:
1. Collect Likes on Social Networks
2. You need internet at any time
3.You need to be at a party every weekend
4.You can’t say no
5.You need recognition from everywhere
6.You need to check your stock portfolio and your other assets every day
8.Blue light in the evening
10.To be right
What do you think? What other reasons prevent us from not paying attention to our basic needs? Write your thoughts in the comments.
First of all, we should note that it takes time to understand one’s basic needs. Basic needs are like the foundation of a building. You don’t see their responsibility at first sight. Only when your Tower of Babbel collapses do you see the foundation on which it was built.
You should regularly check and strengthen your foundation. If you deal with your basic needs per se, it will automatically become more important in your life.
Every person has different ideas about life. Every person has different priorities. Every person has their own idea of morality and culture.
Even though we disagree all the time in the world, I am convinced that we have similar basic needs. So let’s find unity by helping each other to protect and appreciate our basic needs.
Now it’s your turn
Your thoughts are welcome in the comments section
What basic need are we most neglecting in our country?
Please write your opinium in the comments.
In this context, I recommend the biography of Albert Schweitzer:
Genius of Humanity, Albert Schweitzer.
While the darkest chapter of history was being written in Germany, Albert Schweitzer built a hospital in Africa to provide medical care to destitute people.
Then, during the cold war, he did not stay out of it. He fought for the abolition of nuclear weapons.