Dealing in absolutes isn’t a good idea. When we use terminology such as good or bad or ‘always’ and ‘never’ it creates a false dichotomy.
Which is an informal fallacy based on a premise. That erroneously limits what options are available. The source of the fallacy lies not in an invalid form of inference but in a false premise.
And limiting options is not a good thing. Especially when it comes to methods of improving your health.
You may have asked ‘is this good for me?’
And the answer will likely be – it comes down to the amount!
One doughnut will not make you unhealthy just the same as one salad will not make you healthy.
We as human beings always look to simplify things. But when it comes to sleep, stress, food and exercise it’s not applicable.
To simplify and state that all stress is bad would be ignorant. As a certain amount of stress is beneficial to us (the amount depends on the individual).
To say that sugar is bad and you should never have it would be extreme and irrelevant. As it offers benefits both physiologically and psychologically.
Claiming that only sleep under certain conditions is good, also erroneous.
When we strive for these extremes and perfections only to fall short it can quite often be damaging. That’s why I propose you don’t!
Instead of being inconsistently perfect with your diet, exercise, stress, and sleep. Aim for being consistently alright. That is when you’ll start to notice improvement.
To do this, rather than thinking in switches (‘on’ or ‘off’) think in dials (1-10). It adds flexibility and sustainability when gauging the health practices in your life.