Frank Chen, who or what has consistently brought? You Joy in the past, six months, one year, three years, five years. Well, I would say my talk on who, you know, my girlfriend's the first who comes to mind. And then, of course, we have, Molly, pup, my companion, my second girlfriend. And then that's one of the same. It's a joke, folks, I'm saying Molly is my other girlfriend and then best friends, Etc. So that's kind of self-evident I suppose but the what has consistently brought me. Joy in the past. Six months, one year, consistent Joy period in the last year during covid, I have found to be tremendously challenging, but I would say two things come to mind and that is extended time in nature where I do not hear the noise of Mankind. And I say that right now because I'm sitting in a house where we have construction on almost every side and it is driving me cuckoo bananas extended time in nature and that involves also rucking. Sit taking a weighted backpack I use, go rock for training purposes and just going for long hikes in Old growth forests if at all possible of course, nature anywhere I think is very medicinal but tall trees it Poppy is particularly calming for my system. The Japanese might call it tree bathing and then also learning more about the plants and animals, so that you can click the dial, a few notches on the resolution of what you see. Because of course until you have labels for things until you have names for things. It is very difficult to distinguish them from the background of say your visual experience. That's why children need to learn in. And and toddlers and sew on labels that they can distinguish between chair table wall and so on, so that they aren't just patterns of light and color and Shadow that are somehow I suppose indistinguishable. And to do that, you need, you need names, you need labels. So I've taken walks with field. Biologists, I have taken walks with biologists of several different types. Just through common public trails. To learn to be able to identify different trees that's where I started because at least on the East Coast where I first did this the biologist said to me? Look, we could try to learn flowers and there are going to be hundreds of different wildflowers and you're going to have tremendous trouble, separating one from the next and it could be very frustrating or I could teach you eight trees and you'll be able to identify 90% of the trees that you see here and I found that to be good advice. So those those are two Aang's time in nature often moving, not just sitting still but that's personal preference. And then learning the plants and animals the Flora and Fauna of that given area.
Extended Time in Nature Gives Tim Ferriss Joy
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