Happy Monday and start and day 8 of my February Daily Intention Workout Challenge! I hope your first week of February was a great one. We’re into week six of 2016, and I know I keep saying it, but wow — time is ‘a flyin’!
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.Mahatma Gandhi
Ahh, Gandhi. You cannot argue with the wisest of souls. Let’s face it, many of us put our health below the number one spot on our “list of priorities”. It’s crazy, right? Without our health, it doesn’t matter what else we have.
Health should always be our priority. I’ve been there (and I still struggle) when we don’t make it our priority, the universe finds a way of making it so. Don’t believe me? What happens when you don’t sleep enough? Your body will not go on without necessary rest, and you crash. What happens when you fuel your body with junk food? Your metabolism becomes your worst enemy; your body cannot supply you with useful energy, and you crash. What happens when you’re stressed out? Your cortisol levels skyrocket, you can under or overeat, and you (say it with me) crash.
When our health is compromised only then do many of us make bargains to take care of ourselves better. After a bad hangover, we swear off drinking. After a bad cold from killing ourselves to meet a demand, we swear to work on our life/work balance.
So, since we’re becoming such radical thinkers, today’s intention is health.
Do you eat and move mindfully?
How do you practice self-care?
Do you make decisions that will improve your health or hinder it?
Let’s break the cycle of nurturing our bodies and minds only after we’ve depleted them of their essential needs. Make healthy choices now. Ask yourself the question “how will this choice/action improve my health” every single day.
I’m not suggesting you should stop enjoying your life, I’m proposing that you make enjoying your good health your priority.