Entrepreneur, weightlifter, and travel photographer James Clear shares his simple visualization to help us lead a balanced life: a bucket.
Imagine that your health and energy are a bucket of water. In your day-to-day life, there are things that fill your bucket up. These are inputs like sleep, nutrition, meditation, stretching, laughter, and other forms of recovery.There are also forces that drain the water from your bucket. These are outputs like lifting weights or running, stress from work or school, relationship problems, or other forms of stress and anxiety.
Clear says that if we want to keep your bucket full, we have two options:
Recovery is non-negotiable: you can recover on your own terms or on the terms burnout sets when it inevitably catches up to you. The choice is yours.
This post was originally published on 99U.