Rate Your Health

Your Health?

Precious Resource, Valuable Commodity, or On the Brink of Extinction?‏

Rate Your Health!

Is it in Bountiful Supply?

Limited but still there, usually?

Like Low Taxes- You’ve Heard it Exists but Have yet to Find it?

Did I Get Your Attention?

Most of us take out health for granted, that is, until we either have a minor or major health “crisis”.

I’ve done it myself, until it almost landed me in the hospital- twice.

First was a bout with pneumonia in college.  Not fun, I don’t recommend it.

Second was a few winters back when I had a nasty sinus infection- full blown everything- and refused to see a doctor and only took 1 day off from work.  I couldn’t function, but I told everyone I was fine.

I’m not always the brightest bulb in the box, by the way.

Okay, I’ll admit it now, there was a third time just over a month ago with a concussion and whiplash after I got rear-ended by a cab driver, but I digress.

My point is this- you often don’t realize what you have until it’s gone and this goes doubly when it comes down to your health.

I never would have cleaned up my daily diet if it hadn’t been for the sinus infection.

I would never had taken better care of myself and acknowledged the signs of pushing too hard and not resting enough if it wasn’t for the pneumonia.

I would never have been as healthy as I am now if it wasn’t for all of these little “incidents” in my life.

Now I want you to take a little time to take inventory of your own life.

Do you have any moments in your life that just scared the crap out of you to the point where you said, ” Wait, if I don’t take care of this and take care of myself, then what comes next?  How much more can I take before I really do something that can’t be taken back?”

I don’t want you to get to that point, ever.

And if you’ve already been there, I don’t want you going back.

What do I suggest you ask?

* I want you to live your life like you really honestly mean it.

* Eat for your health and not just because.

* Sleep with wild abandon but don’t forget to get up in the morning and take care of your responsibilities.

* Love like you’ve never been hurt and like tomorrow will never come.

* Touch, taste, smell and see like it’s the very first day in your body, but do that every day.

* Forgive others as if you were the one needing forgiveness.

* Give yourself more credit, even if you can’t think of one single reason why you should.

* Believe in something or someone, even if it’s your dog.

* Don’t spend so much time thinking “What If?” when the new moments you don’t want to miss are happening without you.  Right now.

* Let yourself make mistakes.  It’s only then that we get a chance to learn and grow.

* Most importantly, Listen to your body.  Listen and feel for it’s tiniest, little clues. Then follow them.

* Ask every day. What is your body crying out for?  Does it need more love, affection, attention, water, sleep, food?

* Learn to trust your instincts and live by your word.

* Get up off your butt every single day for at least 15 minutes and MOVE!  Your heart is meant to beat faster, if it wasn’t, then none of us would ever feel it rush when we fell in love.

* Go to your doctor.  Don’t whine or hesitate.  If you think you need to go or your body is telling you to, then just go.

This is my greatest wish list for all of you.  It doesn’t have to be hard and it’s definitely not impossible.

You can and you will do it!

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If you have more questions or would like some help, shoot me an email at annette@whatthebleepdoieat.com
If you owe it to yourself, then don’t hesitate, just do it.
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