May 12, 2023 – “It’s made a really huge difference,” George says. “I get to bed at 9pm every night, I wake up at 6am, I listen to music, I play music, I go to the gym, I spend quality time with a small number of people – I’ve developed really, really strong boundaries about how I spend my time and who I spend it with.”

It’s an “investment” in himself, he says, but it isn’t always easy.

“When you’ve got a bank holiday weekend and a lot people are sat in a beer garden – that is a challenge. Because even if you’re not addicted to alcohol, and you’re just a part of the British culture, you’ll feel challenges of not drinking in those times. “But it’s looking at what will future Alex be grateful for – you know, that delayed gratification.”

It’s a topic he explores in his latest book, The Mind Manual, on the mental fitness foundations to give us all a boost, including how to hold better boundaries and why mistakes are part of life.


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