Perhaps the greatest thing you can do to improve your health is to invest in yourself…
By invest in yourself I mean you should do things that help make you a better person. Help you get stronger, faster, smarter, etc.
A better you is a happier you. A better you and a happier you helps to make everyone around you better and happier as well.
As I mentioned in the previous post, being healthy is mostly about the desire to be healthy. Part of having a long and healthy life is to plan on living a long and healthy life. The rest is investing the time, energy, and money into becoming as healthy as you can be. Not becoming overly obsessed with health to the detriment of your health. But in investing the least amount of your resources to gain the maximum return on your health.
Invest Your Time
The first thing you invest when you decide to become healthier is time. Time to learn how to be healthier and time learning how to put it into practice. Whether you invest a lot of time to accomplish this or a little is mostly up to you. There is some luck involved in that you aren’t always going to find the right method the first time around, but the faster you learn and the faster you put it into practice, the faster you will attain your healthiest state of being.
Invest Your Energy
It takes energy to become healthy. There are few cliches truer than the old adage stating, “Use it or lose it” Walking, Biking, Playing, Working, Jumping, Cleaning, Fixing, Eating all require energy. And all of them done in the right amounts contribute to your physical, mental, and social well-being. Each amount of energy you give to a chosen activity helps you to become better at that activity and helps improve your health in the long run. Barring an unfortunate accident, it is mostly your choice as to whether you are wheel chair bound at 80 or running a marathon at 80.
Invest Your Money
If you invest your time and energy wisely you probably won’t need to invest much money at all in becoming healthy. However, we all need some extra effort sometimes and money can help us get there. Whether it is in the form of a book on health, a cooking class, a personal trainer, a visit to the doctor, or a new pair of running shoes, money can be helpful in getting us to where we want to be with out health.
Investing in yourself pays dividends in the long run. Realize that it takes a little effort to set yourself on a healthier path, but the payout is just around the corner in the form of a healthier you. Trust me. Investing a little in health now will certainly be worth it in the long run. I guarantee.
This is our 3rd challenge in The Personal Health Challenge Series…