You’ve heard this before, there are 2 things you can count on in life and they are that you will die and you will pay taxes. Now I know you’re doing your best to avoid paying taxes but are you doing your best to avoid dying prematurely? So, what do I mean?
I mean are you healthy? While many of you would say yes, are you really healthy? Just because you can get out of bed, walk without the use of a walker or cane, you can go to work and you can just do stuff with little to no pain doesn’t mean you’re healthy.
First, admit that your assessment of yourself and your particularly your health is a false perception. Because it isn’t always based on reality. Typically your attitude is that if you’re not sick you believe you’re healthy. Of course, some of you are healthier than others but what constitutes good health anyway?
In fact, you have a better attitude and a higher regard for your car than you do for yourself. Most of you know that just because your car starts and gets you to where you need to be doesn’t mean it fine. You know that if you don’t take care of your car, that is to maintain it properly it will quit on you at some time. You know that you need to change the oil, or replace the brakes, or replace the tires or the windshield wipers and many other things on your car or that some time in the future, could be tomorrow, that it will go kaput. While you know this is true for your car or other mechanical things you don’t often admit that you need to take care of yourself as well as you take care of your car, do you? By the way, if you’re not taking care of your car or your home, you are definitely not taking care of yourself.
Not taking care of yourself starts this way. You eat on the run, ingesting fast foods or skipping a meal. You don’t get the proper amount of sleep or good quality sleep, you don’t get enough physical exercise and you either don’t take supplements or you take supplements that just don’t do anything or worse you mask your health issues with over the counter or prescription meds. Just because you can basically function doesn’t mean you’re healthy. Would you agree?
It’s only when you become ill or have pain or you just don’t feel well or your sluggish or exhausted that you start to take your health seriously. Perhaps now you begin to think about doing something different and then again maybe not. But why do you wait so long to take care of yourself? Why do you wait until you feel unhealthy to do something about it?
How many of you would agree that you need somewhere around 6-8 hours of sleep a night? How many of you know that eating fast food is not a good choice? How many of you know that you could eat organic foods for as little as what you pay for fast foods? How many of you know that even a few hours of exercise a week will help you maintain a healthy body and mind? And how many of you really want to make the effort to care about yourself?
There are so many reasons for you to be healthy beyond just feeling good. Did you know that your good health contributes to being in a better mood and a better mood helps you cope, have less stress and get along with others? Did you know that your good health will help you earn more money? Did you know that your good health can help you live longer of course barring some accident? Did you know that your family is counting on you to be healthy because, without you, their life will not be the same? Did you know that one of the best reasons to maintain good health is so that you can be here for your loved ones and that they won’t have the burden of taking care of you? Are you selfish enough to think that being healthy is just your business?
Honestly, I not being dramatic or trying to instill fear, I’m just like your alarm clock that is telling you to wake up now because your health is the most important part of your life. I hope that I’ve given you enough reasons to want to be healthy. That’ll you’ll take your health seriously and take a minute to assess what’s important in your life and not take your health for granted. Make time to do those things to maintain good health.
Don’t leave your health up to someone else and honestly answer those questions I posed and think about how your health affects others. If you need any help getting healthy I can help you and I know many other people who can help you too. We have the knowledge, the experience, and the resources to help you because the people I know and I care about you. Just reach out.