My buddy Brenda posted this on Facebook the other day and it really struck me. What a powerful statement and what a true and scary statement!
What is wellness though? It could be defined so many different ways by different people with different beliefs. The dictionary defines wellness as the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind. Especially as the results of deliberate effort. So let’s talk about the health and how you can deliberately take care of yourself.
Nutrition. How you fuel your body has a massive effect on your wellness. If you choose to eat processed food and overeat then your wellness will suffer. It is up to you to MAKE TIME to meal prep and make it a priority to eat to fuel your body and feel good. If you choose to tell yourself you don’t have time, you are too busy, it’s too expensive, etc then you will find yourself finding a way at some point down the road. Make time.
Exercise. How you move your body has a massive effect on your wellness. If you choose to live a sedentary lifestyle or choose to skip out on the opportunity to build muscle and get stronger and push yourself then your wellness will suffer. It is up to you to MAKE TIME to exercise so you can get strong and continue to age with grace. If you choose to tell yourself that you don’t have time, you are too busy, it’s too expensive, etc then you will find yourself back tracking at some point down the road. Make time.
Drink Water. It is the only hydration your body needs. I know you don’t believe me, because we are fast paced and tired people who love coffee. But your body does not NEED coffee to thrive (maybe your attitude does!) Drink your water. It matters.
Go to sleep. How you rest your body has a massive effect on your wellness. If you choose to stay up way too late working or chatting then your wellness will suffer. Get your 7-9 hours of sleep each night so you can work and chat with more energy and more of a purpose. It might be a tough habit for you to get into. Start with setting yourself a screen time curfew and follow it!
Those are the big four that have a massive effect on your wellness. The beliefs within those topics may differ person to person, but if you’re struggling with one of those four then start there. It is not too late now. Don’t make yourself back track.
I will also say this..
For some of us, certain illnesses may be inevitable. Some are simply genetic and we are ticking time bombs, BUT if we take care of ourselves now we will be able to FIGHT harder against the cards we are dealt. Never for one second think that your hard work is not going to pay off.
Make it Happen,