As a person with some health issues, I would really like to share some insights into the value of taking care of yourself. Believe me, I completely understand that daily life and obligations can so easily take over our time and energy that it’s easy to put our health (both physical and emotional) on the back burner. Take it from someone who has learned the hard way, it’s the one thing that you cannot undo.
When I was younger, I could do anything at all! I was invincible. I was married, had a job, had kids, had a 2nd job, took care of the house, kids’ school and sport activities, all the things that we do and take for granted. What was the one thing that I neglected to do? Yep, take care of myself in the process. When I was younger, not as much emphasis was placed on physical activity or good-for-you foods, and we certainly didn’t make time for mental health (yoga, meditation, stress relief).
Just keeping up with our obligations and a few of the things that we really want to fit into our schedules can take up all 24 hours of our day, but I want to impress on you the importance of taking care of yourself in the process. Continue reading “Health Habits and Hindsight”