I must start out here with the same confession that John Maxwell does in his book, Make Today Count – I do not attend to my health as much as I should. I take shortcuts on needed exercise and I do not always eat as healthy as I should.
Putting your health first is vital. Without your health little else is very important. You won’t have the energy to do you work, to meet the challenges you want to meet or to enjoy the fruits of all your efforts. Poor health can suck all enjoyment out of life and leave you penniless. And yet most of us cut corners on our health all the time thinking we will be OK and that we can always eat right tomorrow or exercise next time.
Every time you want to substitute that candy bar for an apple or that pizza slice for a salad you must remind yourself that your health is at stake. Every time you feel too tired or unmotivated to walk, run, bike or get whatever exercise you choose to do, you short change yourself.
Here are some things you can do to improve your health and your ability to nurture yourself:
Make a definite commitment to good health and remind yourself of it daily – write it down.
Have a purpose in and for your life. Making money is usually not the ultimate purpose.
Do work you enjoy to do.
Work and live at a pace that you find comfortable. Do not allow others to speed you up or slow you down.
Accept your personal worth.
Laugh – maintain a sense of humor and humility in it all.
I do not suggest here that you obsess about your health – but it deserves your constant attention and some self discipline to maintain. Eat right, get enough exercise, manage stress and resolve to improve your disciplines at improving and guarding your health.
Daniel R. Murphy
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.