Final week, one of many world’s hottest exhibits lastly made its option to Netflix:


I’m excited for extra individuals to find this present. As a result of from 2004 to 2010, I tuned into ABC every week to search out out what occurred to the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815.

Though it didn’t fairly land the aircraft (heyo!) with its ultimate few seasons, few will take umbrage with my perception that one episode specifically was probably the greatest hours of TV I’ve ever seen:

Season 5’s: “The Fixed.”

I received’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen this episode, so I’ll simply communicate in generalities:

A personality finds himself present inside two realities inside his thoughts, and he’s slipping additional and farther from actual life. It’s solely via his “fixed,” his girlfriend, that he finds his manner again from the brink.

I considered “The Fixed” quite a bit again in 2011 when I traveled around the globe.

For these 18 months, each a part of my life was abject chaos: a distinct hostel each evening, a distinct group of vacationers day-after-day, a distinct nation each week or month, and a distinct place to eat for each meal.

Whereas all the pieces else round me was altering, my exercises turned my fixed. The factor that stored me sane, and grounded, was discovering a spot to do my playground exercise each different day.

With LOST making its option to Netflix, I used to be reminded of The Fixed once more these previous few weeks as my journey schedule picked again up.

Today, these are the “fixed” issues I prioritize via the ups and downs of life:

  • 15-minutes of shifting my physique.
  • 150 grams of protein + serving of fruits/greens.
  • One hour centered on writing within the morning.

I do know that regardless of the place I’m, it doesn’t matter what I’ve entry to, if I prioritize these few issues, I really feel extra grounded and robust and wholesome, even when the remainder of my schedule is a large number.

I’ve talked quite a bit about “self-care” these days, and the way we frequently assume the resolution is exterior (shopping for bathtub bombs or a 90-minute therapeutic massage), however the actuality is commonly inside: establishing or accepting boundaries, train, and so on.

What’s “The Fixed” in YOUR life?

I’d love to listen to about your Fixed.

When all the pieces appears like a hurricane round you, what are the belongings you prioritize every day to maintain you from floating off into outer house:

  • A ten-minute dialog along with your partner?
  • Going to the gymnasium?
  • Sitting for a fast meditation?
  • Calling your mother?
  • A 5-minute stroll?

With the state of the world today, or the state of your schedule, it’s simple to really feel like we’re cut up between two realities.

Generally, when our identification is stolen from us, our “fixed” may want to alter.

What are the issues that maintain you tethered to actuality?

I’d actually love to listen to from you. Hit reply and share with me your fixed!


PS: Right here’s a enjoyable podcast about how LOST got here collectively on the final minute.

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