Today I want to challenge you with one very thought provoking question – and please be honest when you answer it!
How good care are you taking of yourself and your health?
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Social health
- Financial health
I´m a great spokesman of people simplifying their lives and live their lives in balance.
Part of that is taking good care of oneself, in all areas.
Physical health is very important to us and probably the most precious thing we have.
You have to take care of it with appropriate exercises, preferably some exercises you enjoy and can do with a smile on your face instead of something you dread doing.
You have to think about your diet and nutrition, luckily enough healthy food can taste good, even though some say otherwise. I´m not saying you have to eat 100% healthy food all the time but keep it in balance like everything else.
Sleep is something we should also treat better and respect more – is it possible that you have to prioritize your sleep instead of viewing as something you just take for granted or do less of when you need time?
You need good sleep because your body needs rest to renew its energy to be able to deal with and do everything you want it to do for you.
Sleep can be like a good and natural remedy or a solution to so many of the things bothering you.
If you need more sleep it is better for you to go earlier to bed than sleeping later in the mornings, this has been verified with researches.
Mental health is also very important and something we need to take good care of in a fully conscious way. Most of us have to be more aware of making conscious choices regarding what is good for our mental health. Two of the best things you can do for your mental health is showing gratitude and do something for others.
But you also have to take time for your hobbies or interests and do more of the things you enjoy. If you ever experience not knowing what to do when you have free time it might be a good idea to own a list of the things you enjoy and then pick from that when this free times comes up, which might be more often for many people.
You have to choose to spend time with or surround yourself with positive and constructive people who renew your energy. And you also have to choose NOT to spend time with negative people or in circumstances that you don´t feel good in.
When was the last time you had a good laugh, good and long laugh that you could feel all the way to the bottom of your stomach?!
Social health should not be forgotten. How often do you meet with your friends and relatives? Either by visiting them, invite them over or meet them at a place you agree upon. Are you always planning for it but never take the time to go through with it? But every time you have a good time with those you love you keep deciding on doing this more often. Then when those scarce free times come up no one comes to mind to call or meet up with. Making a list for this might also be a good idea – then you just work your way down the list, whenever you have free times. You can decide to hear from or meet up with one person from the list every week, meet everybody on the list within the next 12 months or something like that.
Financial health might be more sensitive topic, especially with the economy like it is right now.
That doesn´t change the fact though that we have to think about how responsible we are in our finances. Do you spend your money unwisely or do you spend more than you earn? Do you have a reserve to go to when unexpected events happen (like a broken car etc.) or do you spend everything as you earn it, on some redundant that have no meaning or real value to you, such as more candle-holders or decorations?
For a life in balance it is necessary to have some measures to be able to meet all the unexpected circumstances life brings to us.
I encourage you to find out if you can in any ways simplify your life and live your life in more balance.
You might want to look at a blog I wrote before; What does success look like to you?