But health is wealth!
about what helps you get through life each day, supports you while
you're earning a living, and gets you through challenges. Your body helps you do all of this!
Picture yourself with healthy energy levels, managed stress, good
sleep, smooth digestion, glowing skin, a strong body, and a spring in
your step. Does that picture remind you of wealth? A worn down or
neglected body, however, often feels like the opposite of wealth.
care of health on a physical and mental-emotional level makes you feel
rich in a way that money can't do alone. Whether you're pursuing money
or your dreams, your health is the foundation upon which all of these
goals are built. When you're healthy, you actually have more energy and
motivation available to make money in a healthy way too. Supporting your
body and mind helps you not only do what you want in life, but it also
helps you appreciate and enjoy this journey more fully.
happens when you don't support your health? Without health, can you
truly feel wealthy no matter what you possess? The only person who knows
that answer is you. Quality of life is boosted when you value health as
an important and indispensable source of wealth. Health makes wealth
feel more balanced and in line with who you are as an individual.
How can you earn more health?
First, it's important to realize that health is not separate from the
other things you do in life to achieve wealth. It's an essential part of
it. There might be areas of your health that feel neglected, and if so
what are they? Imagine metaphorically putting "money" toward these areas
so they get the attention and care that they deserve. Whether it
involves getting more rest, reducing stress, increasing energy, losing
weight, or any other health measure, learn to see these changes as
valuable---just like you would view money itself.
be honest about the influences that may be draining your health. No one
likes losing money or watching it trickle away uselessly. It's more
satisfying to use money toward things that you really want and that feel
valuable to you. Learn to see your body and health in the same way. You
don't want to see your energy drained through accumulated and ignored
stress, careless lifestyle habits, or bottled up thoughts and emotions.
If you're noticing a drain, find a way to address that hole so you can
start to rebuild your health and energy levels again.
recognize areas of your life you that focus on excessively at the
expense of your health. If you're a student, it's great to get good
grades. If you're working, it feels good to make money and shoot for
promotions. If you're taking care of your family, it's satisfying to see
everyone happy. All of these roles are important, but they can also
rapidly take over who you are and how you approach your health. Don't
let these roles define your health for you. Practice balancing your
health with your life.
It can be challenging to support health
while trying to keep up with so many other activities in life. That's
okay, your attempts don't have to be perfect. They do have to be honest,
though. While you're working toward money or other goals, don't forget
to build your health at the same time. Health goes hand in hand with
wealth. This week, ask yourself how you can feel more wealthy toward your health.