"The future depends on what you do today."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Today I'm trying something new - video. I'd love for you to watch the video and then let me know what you think. Do you like this form of communication? Would you like to see more video or do you prefer reading blog posts?
Where Does Health and Wellness Fall on Your Priority List?
I'd also love to get your thoughts about where you place your health and wellness on your priority list. Is it in the top 5? Or are you always letting things you perceive as "more important" take precedence over taking care of yourself?
This is a hard one for many of us. Most of us were raised to believe that taking care of ourselves is selfish. We place anything and everything ahead of our own needs. And we end up paying the consequences.
I was raised by a dad who sacrificed his health and wellness to provide for his family. He wore himself out and died too soon. I'm grateful for all he did for me. But, I wonder how his life and mine might have been different had he been able to value himself - body, mind and soul - more.
So, I'm making it my mission to teach as many people as I can how to take better care of themselves so they can live happier, healthier lives. They say we teach what we need to learn 🙂 While I'm a lot better at taking care of myself now than I was a couple of decades ago I'm still a work in progress. I keep trying.
I want the same for you. I want you to place your health and wellness in the Top 5 of your priorities. (If it's not in the top 5 it's not going to happen.)
I believe one of the main reasons we are facing a healthcare crisis in this country is that we don't value our health and wellness enough. We value most everything - money, work, success, popularity, fame, friends, family, social status, even stuff - more than we value ourselves. Think about it - Do you take better care of your stuff than you do yourself? Pretty crazy, huh?
I think it's one of the main reasons we struggle with our weight too. Losing weight and keeping it off takes a priority shift. If you don't make taking care of yourself a Top 5 priority it's going to be virtually impossible to meet your weight loss goals.
I'm here to tell you that YOU ARE WORTH IT. To give you permission to juggle your priorities. I know it's not easy. But YOU CAN DO IT. Start small. Begin where you are right now with what you have. Don't wait till someday when everything is perfect.
Just Do One Thing Today to Take Better Care of Yourself.
“The future depends on what you do today.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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