You’ve probably heard the saying, “If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything”, and it’s so true. Even something as benign as the common cold can flatten you out, robbing you of energy and motivation. So imagine if you had to contend with something more ominous, like heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. Illness can rob you of everything which you hold dear in your life.
There are some folks who will snicker when someone like me admonishes them for their unhealthy habits. They’ll sometimes even indicate that they welcome any insults to their health, and essentially dare fate to touch them with illness. That attitude quickly disappears when one of these people gets a health scare, or worse yet, a devastating medical diagnosis. If you are throwing caution to the wind, thinking that your unhealthy habits won’t catch up to you, you need to wake up. It’s that kind of attitude which can doom you to a great deal of suffering and an earlier death than you had anticipated.
Look seriously at all your unhealthy habits, and resolve to abandon them.
If you smoke, then quit.
If you are in the habit of drinking alcohol every night, dial down your consumption.
If you consume sugary treats, processed foods, and fast food, replace those selections with clean, whole foods.
If you rarely get adequate sleep each night, make sure to re-pattern your nighttime regimen so that you go to sleep at a decent hour.
If you deal with a lot of stress, then incorporate stress-reducing activities like meditation into your life.
Your health is no laughing matter. Don’t be in denial about it!