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:
- Eight hours of sleep a night.
- No screens before bed.
- Stay hydrated.
- Eat lots of vegetables.
- Don’t try and do too many things at once.
- 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.)