Lisa and I are slowly adjusting to our work from home life like many are across the globe. While we navigate the new and changing aspects of life that are now out of our control, we’ve tried staying focused on something we can control: what we eat

While we are always extremely conscious of what we consume, now is a crucial time to be mindful of it. Not because we are looking to avoid the “#quarantine15” I’m seeing everywhere on Instagram. It’s because as humans, our diet is intensely intertwined with our mental health. Diet is both the chicken and the egg–it’s what you crave when you are anxious and it’s what determines your level of anxiousness. 

With all the chaos and change, I wanted nothing more than to gorge on a bucket of Australian licorice this week. Instead, I’m refocusing on my gut health. I’m back to daily probioticsfermented foods, and deferring to my gut health experts for help. There is a huge connection between the gut and the mind. Anytime I get anxious or feel fear of the unknown start to bubble up, I remind myself the easy way out (eating instant-pleasure foods instead of gut-healthy foods) is not the best way out. 

As I’ve said before, if it’s your gut that creates anxiety, it’s your mind that exacerbates it into oblivion. Remember to keep your mindset in check, because that’s what it all comes down to.  If you need a refresher on just how important mindset is for success, there’s no better time than now to watch all the Impact Theory videos on Youtube and take the time to absorb. 


Now, onto this week’s key learnings:

? If you don’t risk failure, you risk fulfillment. -Dave Hollis on Impact Theory

Feeling uncomfortable emotions is necessary for growth and happiness. Dave Hollis, author of Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment, explains his theory behind this truth and more in the latest episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu. Hollis dives deep into why journaling and therapy have been so effective for his own self-discovery and improvement. We also get some behind the scenes tips on what makes a marriage work. Click here to watch the full interview.

? Channel your angst into your work. -Max Lugavere on Conversations with Tom

We are all frustrated these days. In this episode of Conversations with Tom, brain health expert Max Lugavere shares his story of losing his mother to her battle with both dementia and cancer. He describes how that loss gave him his mission: to help as many people as possible become smarter, healthier and happier. Tom and Max delve deep into every aspect of what makes a good lifestyle, despite the odds being stacked against us. Click here to watch the conversation unfold.

? Work to forgive yourself when you’ve betrayed yourself. -Tiffany Boone on Women of Impact

This past week may have started with a long list of all the things you were going to accomplish in quarantine. But by Friday, that to-do list went untouched. In this episode highlighting the women of Impact, Lisa interviews actress Tiffany Boone on her struggle with anxiety, depression, and doing the work–issues we’ve all found ourselves facing in the midst of this chaos. Boone explains that when we don’t live up to the promises we’ve made to ourselves, it’s a betrayal. To move forward, you must understand why you are betraying yourself in the first place, then learn from it. Click here to watch the full interview. 

 

By the end of this quarantine, you can either be closer to your partner or desperately wanting to push them out the window.⁣

If you follow the list above you’ll be in the former camp.

Be safe and find ways to enjoy this strange time we find ourselves in.⁣
 

-Tom Bilyeu

 

Reach out and let me know which videos are helping you most during this uncertain time.