“Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.” Charles Simmons
I was not in the best of health last week. Regular readers of my blog may have noticed some delayed posts, for which I apologize. One really doesn’t realize the true value of being healthy until you fall sick. The ironic thing is, without good health we can’t really do much! Yet, we see so many take this matter so lightly. I know I have been guilty of doing this often. It is a vicious cycle. We get sick, during this period we realize how important our health is and make vows to take it more seriously in the future , then, we lapse into our old unhealthy habits again, only to find ourselves sick again. There is really no one else to blame other than ourselves for this . To break free from this cycle we need to start taking responsibility for our health. We need to put it into perspective, understand how important it really is.
Making such fundamental changes in life requires persistent effort, to leave damaging habits and replace them with healthy and beneficial ones instead. It is however easier said than done. Usually such shifts only occur when they are absolutely mandatory to our survival. If a person has a heart attack and is instructed to take on a whole new set of habits, they usually will. The same person who may not be doing so well before the heart attack, finds it a much greater challenge to change their routine. What is required is not a drastic shift in our day to day life, but a need to start taking smaller steps every day to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Over the course of this week, I will cover five core factors which greatly influence our well being. Each factor plays a pivotal role in helping us maintain balance. Finding balance in the chaotic world we live in today, is a challenge. As an entrepreneur, it is specially so as we tend to push ourselves to our absolute limits. Unfortunately, such behavior over a long period of time will result in eventual burnout. I aim for this series to be a constant reminder to myself, about the really important stuff in life. I hope it will be the same for you.