Do Less Than You Can

People from Okinawa in Japan have a life expectancy among the highest in the world.

It has gone down due to increased westernization in recent years.

Still, it remains high as compared to global averages.

As of 2002, there were more than 34.7 centenarians for every 100,000 Okinawans.

Why is that?

This is mainly due to their nutrition-dense and low-calorie diet.

So they lived long because they ate less than what they could.

Can this be used in other parts of life?


We can use it to improve the way we work.

See, we are ambitious people.

And most of us see work as our way to living our ambitions.

In the long run, it puts pressure on us and reduces our creativity.

Because an overworked brain can’t be creative or efficient.

It also takes joy away from other important parts of life because when we work too much, work becomes our life.

The way out to do what Okinawan people did. They ate less than they could.

And, we can work less than we can.

This will create space for creativity, thinking, and imagination.

This will make use efficient.

And, when we work for limited hours we won’t fill every hour we are awake with work, and instead pursue what we want to, and pay attention to other important parts of life.

How wonderful will that be?

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