People often put off making positive changes for their health because they don’t want to be bothered.
They don’t want to have to think about it.
They have enough going on in their lives.
Here’s the thing. If your health is taken away from you, if you’re in a hospital bed, if you’re in a rehabilitation center, if you’re on some kind of medication where you can’t live the full version of your life that you want to live, guess what?
All that other extraneous stuff — the bills, the kids, the job, the added responsibilities —it all means nothing. I know. I’m watching this firsthand. There’s somebody I care about who’s been in rehabilitation now for going on three months. They’re type 2 diabetic, overweight, and they kept putting it off.
They did not want to take good care of themselves. They didn’t want to eat right. They didn’t want to exercise. They didn’t want to be bothered with it. They didn’t want to spend the money on it. Now they’re spending a lot of money and a lot of time focusing on their health. That’s all they’re focusing on. That’s all they can do where they are.
You may think you’ve got too much other stuff to do.
Your primary job, your primary responsibility, is to take care of the vessel that you have, the thing that you live in. If it’s not running properly, if it’s not being taken care of, at some point you are going to have to invest the time and the money and the effort.
It’s better to do it on the front end, when everything’s functioning, and to start to make those improvements now. Eat better. Move more. Take good care of yourself, and make a little bit of time.
Look at where you are now, and imagine yourself 20, 30 years out. Is it looking better, or is it looking worse? That’s the kind of question I want you to think about when you think you’re saving time. I would argue that you’re going to pay for it at some point.
When and where do you want to pay for it? I urge you to start making small changes now. That way in another 10 or 20 years, you can say, “Man, I can do all the things I want to do, and it was just a small investment of my time each and every day.”
I hope that helps put you in the right mindset. This is not a burden. It can actually be a gift you give yourself to be in the best possible health as you age and as medical conditions come up. Your primary job is to take care of your body. Nobody else can do that but you.
How will you make time today to take care of yourself?
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