This brings me back to thinking about our bodies again. Isn’t it funny how many of us balk at the idea of spending a few extra dollars on something that is healthy or going to be good for our bodies but won’t blink an eye when we see the latest Ipad. This is something I am constantly reminding myself of..that we shouldn’t feel guilty for putting our health first and foremost.
Do you routinely
give it what it needs to function – consistent nourishment
(balanced meals and healthy snacks), maintain
the housework (visits to the doctor, dentist, gynecologist, specialists), inspiration
(connection to other people, spirituality, creativity, time for reflection, deep breaths of fresh oxygen), external maintenance
(self-care through grooming, making time to exercise and treat it as one of the most important things you do that day), adequate rest
and time for relaxation (
treating yourself to get your hair done, a facial, massage etc)
What happens when we don’t maintain our body? Yep just like a house, it gets rundown and shabby, the framework starts looking sloppy and the energy bills are cut off. Our bodies start to shut down to gain our attention the only way it knows how, by packing it in with illness or injury.
Just like we make lists for the day, check in and make a list for your body. Do an at home facial, book in for your yearly dental checkup, plan your weeks exercise routine or buy some top notch salmon for dinner. Dedicate the time and money towards something that is the most important prized possession we have. Prevention is far cheaper and much more enjoyable than cure.Do you fall into the common trap of putting your house, car, etc first before your health?