Do you focus on living a healthy lifestyle? having healthy habits that help you perform as best as possible every day?
Most of us don´t prioritize our health until something happens, we get sick and I don´t mean having a cold or the flu, here I´m referring to something worse that we don´t know exactly what it is until we go to the doctor get some test and find out that´s something really bad and we start following our doctors advice, take some pills and make some changes to our lifestyle.
We all know that our lifestyles are killing us, the high levels of chronic stress, poor sleep, unhealthy foods this are the reasons why we´re dealing with so many chronic diseases nowadays and even when we can take charge of our health and prevent some of this diseases we don´t seem to care until it´s too late.
We can´t wait until something happen to prioritize health, the reason why we do not give too much importance to our lifestyle is because we do not get short term negative impacts, the negative impact of living and unhealthy lifestyle comes in the long run. Even when we get some negative effects in the short term like not being able to concentrate during the day after a night of poor sleep or feeling bloated, sleepy and tired after eating a huge unhealthy meal we don´t consider them as highly damaging or something to worry about.
We won´t get chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer´s with just a couple of days or eating unhealthy foods or poor sleep, we get them after years of living with chronic stress, eating unhealthy foods, lack or poor quality sleep and when things go bad we want to make so many changes at once and we end burning out.
It´s not only that we lack energy and concentration after a poor night sleep, it´s not only that we can´t fall asleep because our mind keeps worrying about paying bills and how our boss don´t like our work. The problem is that all this becomes part of our daily life, we´ve been living like this for years that we think it´s normal, we think that´s how we´re supposed to live and this is not right. The daily stress, poor quality sleep, unhealthy foods create a negative and unhealthy cycle that keeps building up leading to an unhealthy lifestyle based on poor habits and we get to a time where our body can´t handle it so we develop health problems and is in this point where we realize that we need to make a change and prioritize our health.
In many cases health problems are one of the reasons why we don´t achieve our goals and we don´t live to our full potential. I listen so many people saying how they can´t achieve their goal and most of their reasons are I don´t have the energy, I´m not capable, I have some disease so I need to take a step back and relax. If we want to be successful we need to prioritize our health and I´m talking about physical and mental health because they´re both important.
If we don´t feel great, if we don´t have energy, if we feel bad or sick, if a health problem is taking a lot of our time and energy we won´t be able to put the time and hard work needed to achieve any goal. We need to be able to concentrate on what we´re doing, have incredible amounts of energy to perform at peak to take massive action.
Living a successful life requires incredible amounts of work, time and effort so we need to prioritize our health to be able to go through the hard and long amounts of work without burning out, this is why it´s important to develop good healthy habits that include time for meditation and breathing that help us lower stress and take time to rest and recover, also high quality sleep that helps our body and brain clean and recover to get ready for the next day and healthy foods that nourish our body and brain so that our brain and body can function at peak. This is important if we want to be able to increase productivity and not burn out but it also help us feel great every single day so that we can take massive action and we can even prevent diseases.
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