“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” —Chinese Proverb

You have a list of things that need to get done: a few appointments that have been being neglected, and items to do to take care of yourself and your family. These items remain undone.

Why is that? What are you waiting for? Why aren’t you doing what you know you can benefit from?

The philosophy within every decision we make relies on the idea of moving towards more good or less bad. A question of, will this bring more positive opportunity for me or will this bring less negative consequences?

Utilizing this driving force behind decisions you make may give you a boost towards completing the list of priorities for your wellbeing.

If you choose to start something right now that will raise your quality of life, your future self may thank you twenty years from now.

If you choose not to start something right now that will raise your quality of life, your future self may be yelling at you twenty years from now.

Put yourself in the shoes of the future you. What will the backyard look like twenty years from now after you’ve planted those trees? See it, envision it. Now do this activity for your quality of life.

Where do you need to start making positive decisions for yourself and loved ones?

Choosing to do whats necessary now for more positive results later can be referred to as a proactive choice.

Here are 5 proactive choices to invest in your wellbeing:

  1. Sleep: Early to bed, early to rise, a good night’s rest for recovery and healing.
  2. Nutrition: Fuel your body with real food, vitamins and nutrients.
  3. Movement: Take time to play, participate in sports, and move your body.
  4. Attitude: Think thoughts that produce positive action towards wellbeing.
  5. Adaptability: Master the breaking points to physiology and find ways to overcome or strengthen your resistance to stress.

Now take your 5 proactive choices for a better you and start right now! Put them on your calendar and hit repeat. Look twenty years down the road from now and see your future self thanking you for investing into yourself and loved ones.