Live better every day
Today, I am going to talk about simple strategies to live better every day. It’s April, which means my Marchoff is technically over. It was amazing to hear your resounding support. Several people reached out wondering how they to can take Marchoff, too. Here’s a sample e-mail from a client:
Doc: Can you write me a prescription for Marchoff? Sounds like a great medical development. Congratulations on your breakthrough!
My client was right—it was a breakthrough. My prescription for Marchoff was a success. But it wasn’t the breakthrough I expected. Instead, I re-learned the central lesson from my own book, Rewired, that wiring for wellness isn’t about taking a month, a week, or even a day off, it’s about making different choices, consistently and with purpose, every day, throughout the day.
Four ways to rewire
That is the essence of rewiring: making purposeful, thoughtful choices about how we live our lives, how we are present in our lives, and how, where, and when we use technology in our lives. You don’t need a month off (though it sure was nice!), you just need to make different, better choices every day. That’s rewiring.
As April begins, I am renewing my prescription for Marchoff, and I am expanding the name. Timeoff, Unplugged-and-Outside, Out-of-the-Office, and Screen-free don’t have quite the ring of Marchoff, but they are all the same prescription for rewiring. They are all about:
•Disconnecting—literally!—from your screens, gadgets, and demands.
•Doing so every day, for an appreciable amount of time.
•Activating something different in your brain and body—going for a walk, listening to music, playing a game, reading a book, etc.
•Doing only one thing at a time.
These are the very simple steps to unwiring and then rewiring for success. The consequences are tremendous: greater focus and clarity, greater health and happiness, and greater purpose and productivity. I’m no April Fool. I am continuing to take Marchoff daily.
I’m curious—what is your new Rewired drug of choice? What’s your version of Marchoff? Let me know!