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cjnolet
cjnolet

Over the past year and half, I've damn near knocked all 7 types of wellness out of the park!

Just to reiterate, those are: social, emotional, physical, environmental, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual.

I brought my body down 80lbs and through consistent exercise and staying strict to a mediteranean diet (with much less pasta intake), I've managed to get my body fat down below 13%. I wake up to a morning ritual before and after my shower each morning to help me take on each day with joy and excitement.

And yet, even though ADHD symptoms persist, I will say I am much happier, more excited, and have more energy than I have had in years.

I started focusing on wellness, rather than therapy, because I realized that this "disorder" is just the way my brain works and, though I do make impulsive decisions even in my mid-30's, I have a job, a wife, and 3 beautiful children. We are not starving, the kids have money in college accounts, and, quite frankly, I can't complain.

I also recently joined the Toastmasters club to help with my social wellness, which is the last one I'm crossing off my list.

My conclusion is that, being "well" by the textbook definition of the word has made me much happier, made my ADHD symptoms more manageable, and given me the confidence to be myself.

Vishen Lakhiani calls this state being "unfuckwithable" in his book "The code of an extraordinary mind". When you are well across all the different categories of wellness, you are not easily fucked with and this is a trait that most, if not all, people who have changed the world for the better have in common.

I wanted to share this with you guys in hopes that it might inspire some of you to try the same journey I have tried and find success in it. I've got my mind, my body, and my life back after many years of struggles with self-confidence and self-worth.

I'm ready to change the world! How about you?

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I'm a bit older, but you're an aspiration. Congratulations on this part of your journey!

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