What Keeps You Content? – Data Driven Wellness

What Keeps You Content? [meetup.com]

Attendees

  • Kris
  • Leo
  • Ivan
  • Trevor
  • Tyler
  • Zee
  • Jennifer
  • Scott
  • Harondel
  • John
  • Bill

What keeps you content

  • Kaggle (Google bought them) – The local meetup is really informative
  • Content; Does it equate to being happy, or the other way around?
  • Stimulate his mind, keep him creative, keep him active
  • Re-aligning expectations – usally through journalling
  • 4 – not content, 2 person identifies as content – 2 on the fence (1 – content, not happy)
  • Yoga – even once a week works for me
  • share and willing to be vulnerable with coworkers, now feels like a family
  • 2* Sleep – Refuse to have an alarm clock – Work less party, “Alarm clocks kill dreams”
  • exercise
  • Time alone
  • Marijuana
  • tech to do the processes, but also don’t let it be a crutch
  • Meditating
  • Being outside
  • Diet
  • The definition of content (satisfied? comfort zone?)
  • The key to happiness – giving up on your goals (goals and expectations, especially from view of others, removed anxiety)
  • Stop followed my instinct – helped contentment. Thought I had to do certain things, like hanging around people, or be outdoorsy. Stopped exercising. I’m a fat buddha now.
  • Chatam House Rules
  • Over time, you stopped caring anymore, start to be more contentment
  • Yoga – free in parks in summer, “I love Bikram”. So many different types! Gentle
  • Meditation – Headspace app – So many types of it!
  • Haven’t got into the habit (meditation)
  • Vipassana, MDMA, and Burning Man.
  • Research shows multiplier if you do mental (meditation) and physical. (Ask Scott for link)
  • Waves of commitment and habit (1 year off, 1 intense month)
  • Nice yoga studio on Granville island, made of wood, overlooking the water
  • TM meditation – 20 minutes, 2x a day, more than 40mins value
  • Book: Body, Mind & Sport
  • HRV – Heart Rate Variability
  • Marco Altini
  • Yoga – it’s a big step to get to the first level
  • To someone with anxiety – Have you tried relaxing
  • Don’t push yourself too hard
  • Gaiam
  • Time alone – Spend it working on goals, always want more.
  • Time alone – torturous when laid off/unemployed.
  • The Power of Now
  • When alone, not really thinking, more working on stuff (busy & productive)
  • I was an introvert that thought I was an extravert
  • Nootropics
  • Drugs (Crystal meth equated as all drugs to one person)
  • Food is a source of exploration, the more I can consume, the better
  • keto diet – no carbs
  • modafinil
  • only recreational drug I do is social media
  • I eat whatever I want as long as it makes me happy. I don’t diet or restrict myself
  • in one day of master cleanse. I lose allergy to cherry blossoms. I’ve only done for 5 days, can do for 10 days. Body goes through an arch of energy (lack of).
  • MCT oil helps with brain fog.
  • Ashwagandha
  • Paleo diet
  • Looking at a menu – “What will make me feel the best after”
  • anxiety – tend to worry about too many thing. I liked realizing it happens to everyone. Everyone has different ways of dealing with it.
  • I’d never considered tracking my contenment. I have an emotion tracking app. exist.io
  • Contentment always feels below happiness, but maybe it’s a subset
  • if you’re always working on problems for yourself, you’re creating more problems
  • Everyone has their own diet
  • I feel safe and enjoy sharing my feelings
  • “If I knew this was happening I would have left” (I enjoyed it (he didn’t know what he was getting into, was here accidentally))
  • Shambhala Mediation

Talk about next time:

  • Brain functions & chemicals (“I have issues with too much dopamine”)
  • Nootropics (4)
  • Quantified Self (2)
  • Recreational Drugs (2)
  • Biohacking
  • How to get back into engaging with others without triggering anxiety