You probably have heard “money means nothing without health”. While that may be true it must be a harsh truth, isn’t it?
But unlike you mostly heard or have read, the above saying is often used to discourage people to chase money. It is rooted in the often shared believe that money in fact is the root of all evil.
But that’s simply wrong!
What we do with money determines its ultimate value. Do we use money for creating good or do we use money to destroy. The choice is ours.
But there is something even more important than having a lot of money and that is our health. With the current global pandemic, one consequently has to see the importance of our health in our lives.
When we are healthy we can devote more energy and assist others and make our dreams come to fruition.
Our health all starts with becoming conscious about our daily routines. I personally find it hard to go to bed early. I’m sure you won’t deny that the quality of our sleep plays a key role in our physical and also mental health.
So why is it that I still struggle to get to bed early. Yes it all comes down to my daily routines.
Daily routines are habits and or sequences that happen automatically without the need to think. It’s like they are programmed into our being.
So how can we change our unhealthy habits and routines? It all starts with changing your cue and the reaction to a cue. In my case, I decided to set my alarm not just when I need to wake-up but actually I use my alarm an hour before I plan to sleep. When I hear my alarm, I know it’s time to start my evening routine. I get ready to prepare to go to bed. But first I bookend my day. I write down 5 of my successes of the day and my 3 priorities for the next day. And the result is that I sleep much earlier. Often I don’t even need to set my alarm to wake-up as I will naturally wake up 15 minutes earlier. Isn’t that great?
So I would like to encourage you to think of your evening routine and morning routines, what is working and what isn’t? Once you become aware of your natural habits, you can change them, just like I did and start to make your health a priority, so that the rest in your life naturally follows.
Next month we will talk about how we can manage our finances better as it has shown to be one of the biggest stress factors in our lives.
Have a wonderful day,
To your success, Stanley
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