The food I eat, the exercise I engage in, the sleep I get, the stress I experience, the luxury I revel in…every little thing affects my ability to live my life in the manner I wish. I realize that trying to quantify all these causative factors (I think that even if that were possible, trying to do so would drive me to neuroses) is a fool’s errand, but I do think it’s important to keep track of trends over time, contemplate whether certain things correlate with positive/negative changes, and run experiments in order to make sure I’m consistently gaining ground.
I have seen people who are sloppy with this, and they seem to become crushed and overwhelmed by the accumulated weight of issues that were once small, but have now become large. As the old saying goes: “Ounces equals pounds, and pounds equals pain.”
Maybe not immediately, but why wait for “immediate?” Why not demonstrate wisdom and discipline, and enjoy the significant advantage that could be gained from tending to the little things before they become big?