#LifeBelowZero follows 7 people surviving in the Alaska "outback" many of them near the Arctic Circle. It is amazing. It follows the struggle to provide for themselves, families and even there animals. I literally watched it all day Sunday while I was Spring Cleaning my house. I think that I admire them because it is something that I could NEVER do. I wouldn't make it a week.
It's awesome. Sue and Erik are my favorites. They are doing this literally on their own. The only way to describe Sue. She's bad ass, and so brave that I don't how she does it. Last season she went hunting whatever it was that was hunting her. I would have called for an airlift.
Based on Erik's bio he is pretty young, but he seems pretty wise and has this thing figured out. But he said something on the one of the episodes that stuck in my head. It was something to the effect of "Eat when your Hungry, Sleep when your tired, and work when you have too" - brilliant. How can we apply this to our own lives. I mean the majority of us to do not live lives that require us to fear for our safety or kill our dinners every night.
Eat when you are hungry is pretty simple. But think about this. How many times to you eat at your desk or say I'll eat after my next meeting and then you realize that it's 4:00? Used to happen to me all the time. I think that we can interrupt this as feeding ourselves. Make time for your self.
Sleep when you are tired. Have you ever caught yourself doing dishes (or finishing one more load of laundry) at 11:00 at night when you need to be up early the next day? Give yourself a break. Laundry can wait, the dishes are going anywhere. Make yourself a priority.
Work when you have to. Wow...this is a thought right. Erik works to survive. He has to haul his water to his house from the river, sometimes at night, in the snow and cold. The lesson I take from this. Get what you need to get done from 9-5. Prioritize your work, prioritize your life. Make your family a priority.
See Erik's works made me wise.
The one last lesson I take away from this show is...Enjoy your surroundings. Take a minute every now and then and just sit in the sun and look around.
So the new season starts tonight at 8 cst on National Geographic. Tune in and let me know what you think!