We’ve been told before that it’s better to take care of your body and wellbeing now rather than neglecting it and putting it off for a later date.
Many times, we make excuses for the things that we should do to take care of ourselves. For example, we make excuses for not eating the right foods, getting in the number of steps or exercise needed, or visiting health care professionals who can help you invest into areas of your quality of life.
Our excuses may stem from a variety of reasons, may that be a lack of motivation, or the idea that we are doing fine so we don’t need to make an immediate change.
Excuses to neglect your quality of life for a better future is a form of justification.
Need help getting overcoming the excuses and reasoning your way out of improving your quality of life?
Here are three simple reasons to take care of yourself now instead of waiting until later:
1. Enhancing Awareness About Your Wellbeing
When you invest into yourself through diet, exercise and healthcare choices, you are enhancing awareness about your wellbeing. Wherever focus goes, energy flows.
For example, when you eat nutritious food all week long and then you decide to try the drive through line for a convenient option, you might notice that the quick fix food left you feeling tired and maybe even with an upset stomach. That awareness comes from a change in your wellbeing when it comes to the quality of food you eat.
2. Expanding Options with Your Wellbeing
Spending time, money and awareness on your overall wellbeing allows you to adapt more efficiently.
For instance, when you’re in shape from exercising daily for the last six months, you can afford to take a day off from exercising and are able to pick up where you left off with your last work out.
3. Living a Life of Contribution to the Wellbeing of Others
My mother use to always say it this to me when I was younger: take care of yourself first and foremost so you can better serve those around you.
They say the same thing before you take off on an airplane: in case of emergency, put your mask on first before you help those sitting around you.
Remember that with every choice you make that is positive for your quality of life, you impact your awareness, your adaptability, your ability to serve others, and ultimately, your future.