All of the things I’ve ‘learned’ in the past two years or so about being a better and healthier person are the obvious truths I rejected when I was an insolent teen because that’s what you do when you’re a suburban teenager with earnest and well-meaning parents:

  1. Eight hours of sleep a night.
  2. No screens before bed.
  3. Stay hydrated.
  4. Eat lots of vegetables.
  5. Don’t try and do too many things at once.
  6. Get out of the house.

I find myself wondering what other seemingly obvious stuff my parents tried to teach me in 2019 I will come around to, ten years too late. (Probably something to do with spending too much money. Or about washing my hands.)

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