“You need to be proactive, carve out time in your schedule, and take responsibility for being the healthiest person you can be – no one else is going to do it for you.” -Mehmet Oz
The necessity for being proactive is real. No one else is going to do it for you.
That doesn’t mean people won’t be there to help you, it just means you need to be the one who initiates the change.
The definition of proactive is “acting, creating, or controlling a situation that causes something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.”
Being a creator of the circumstances of your health and wellbeing in no small feat. Stress and demands are constantly taking their toll on our bodies. Being ahead of the game with adapting rather than compensating to stress requires constant attention to detail to our quality of life.
This can be seen when we look at the current standard of food quality in our society. If you eat fast food and sugar as your primary dietary intake, the stress from the high calories and sugar can rob your body’s ability to function in its peak state of condition. To be proactive with our choices in diet, we must constantly plan out the days and weeks to what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner so we don’t wait till were hungry to figure out what we should eat. With proper proactive planning, your meals can sustain your needs with proper nutrition.
Being proactive doesn’t mean reactive choices might be of necessity, as well. Being reactive is natural and due to circumstances in life or limitations to healing, sometimes a reactive decision can be the best course of action that is needed. But, when practicing a proactive lifestyle, the times that being reactive is needed will create a more favorable reaction by creating or controlling the reaction to the best of your ability.
Life isn’t always black and white. Sometimes we need to live in the world that is full of dichotomies.
The responsibility for your wellbeing is real. Being in control of circumstances to the best of your ability requires constant awareness and greater understanding of what’s working and what’s not in today’s world of desiring instant results.
Be proactive today for a better tomorrow!