My writings are generally about strategies for happy, healthy, wealthy and sustainble living - saving the world by earning genuine life satisfaction, gaining vibrant health and building complete financial security.
In this post we’ll talk about something called an intelligent micro-environment. Yep, I know it sounds pretty weird, but it really is quite simple. An intelligent micro-environment is simply a space within which doing the right thing becomes completely automatic and natural.
Unfortunately, the world we live in today (we’ll call that our macro-environment) seems to be custom-made to make all the wrong things automatic and natural. Junk food outlets are all around us, our cities are designed for cars and not for people, our jobs involve sitting on our asses in front of our PC’s for half the day, our leisure activities involve siting on our asses in front of the TV for the other half of the day, we see 5000 advertisements a day begging us to buy stuff we don’t need with money we don’t have… The list goes on, but this paragraph is already depressing enough.
If we are to resist the destructive pull of this macro-environment, we have to shield ourselves with intelligently designed micro-environments. Let’s look at a few simple examples:
- We can ensure that our homes are always stocked with healthy and delicious food
- We can automate our personal finances to ensure that we constantly save and stay out of debt
- We can install renewable energy systems to automatically slash our carbon footprints
As you will see over the coming months, this list becomes a lot longer and a lot more detailed, but the central principle remains unchanged: if we are to achieve happy, healthy, wealthy and sustainable lives, we have to build ourselves a set of intelligent micro-environments within which happy, healthy, wealthy and sustainable living happens automatically and naturally. If we unthinkingly leave ourselves exposed to our toxic macro-environment, we will continue to see gains in bodyweight, debt and stress instead of health, wealth and happiness.
The journey begins in the next post when we start taking a detailed look at the construction of an intelligent micro-environment for personal health.