If you know the value of good health,yet you ‘ve had a hard time making the commitment to know and follow healthy guidelines,here are some suggestions to help you tackle it:
Have A Purpose Worth Living For
Nothing is better than perspective for helping a person want to do the right thing. When you have something to live for,not only does it make you desire a long life,but it also helps you to see the importance of the steps along the way.Seeing the big picture enables us to put up with little irritations.
It’s hard to find motivation in the moment when there’s no hope in the future.A sense of purpose helps a person to make a decision to change and then to follow through with the discipline required to make that change permanent.
My aunt shared with me sometime ago about a colleague in her office who had a heart attack.She spent good quality time with this colleague of hers during her recovery and saw her pass on desserts time after time-something that was not characteristic of her colleague- and finally she asked her, ” Have you lost your craving for desserts?” “No” but my craving for life is greater.” She responded.
Do Work You Enjoy
One of the greatest causes of debilitating stress in people’s lives is doing jobs they don’t enjoy. It’s like comedienne Lily Tomlin who said,”The problem with the rat race is that even if you win,you ‘re still a rat.” I believe two major frustrations contribute to that stress. The first is doing work you don’t think is important. If you do work that you believe adds no value to yourself or to others,you quickly become demoralized.If you work in that state for a long time,it begins to wear you down.To remain healthy,your work must be in alignment with your values.
Another reason some people don’t like their work is that they do jobs that keep them in an area of weakness. Nobody can do that long and succeed. For example,most people hate the thought of being a writer. How would you like to creating contents, writing articles everyday and posting it for people to read,and learn new things? That’s some people’s number one fear. But for me,thats my greatest joy. After posting several articles to sites,and social media channels,I’m not tired. I’m fired up! Writing energizes me. One of the ways you can tell you ‘re working in an area of strenght is that it actually gives you energy. Even if you are in the early stages of your career or are starting out on a new venture and you are not very good at something you’re doing,you can still tell it’s an area of strenght by paying attention to how you respond to your failures. Mistakes that challenge you show your area of strenght. Mistakes that threaten you show your area of weakness.
Find Your Pace
Mickey Mantle reportedly said, ” If I had known I was going to live this long,I would have taken better care of myself.” I think that statement could apply to many people as they age. Part of taking care of yourself includes finding and maintaining the pace that’s right for you. If you take life more slowly than your energy level is capable of,you can become lazy. If you run at a pace faster than you are capable of,you can burn out. You need to find your balance.
Accept Your Personal Worth
Regardless of whether you are accepted by others or not,your sense of self-worth must not diminish.You must continually build your self-worth and confidence on a daily basis.infact,a poor or distorted self-image is the cause of many health-threatening conditions and activities from drung use and alcoholism to eating disorders and obesity.
Psychologist Joyce Brothers says,” An Individual’s self-concept affects every aspect of human behavior. The ability to learn…the capacity to grow and change…the choice of friends,mates,and careers. It’s no exaggeration to say that a strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life. ” If your self-image is driving you to do things that negatively affect your health,seek help.
If you can laugh at yourself loudly and often,you will find it liberating. There’s no better way to prevent stress from becoming distress.
So many people spend their health gaining wealth and may have to spend their wealth inorder to recover their health –A.J Reb Materi