Creating Work-Life Balance
“Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are responsible for 75% of the nation’s healthcare spending and 7 out every of 10 deaths in America each year. Yet, as you know, they are often preventable.” (www.medscape.com Kathleen Sebelius, MPA, US secretary of health and human services)
Are you going to let a busy lifestyle and poor food choices make you ill and/or suffer an early death?
Why are we working so hard now only to suffer with degenerative diseases in our later years?
Creating work-life balance starts now with self-care. We must take responsibility for our own mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. This whole-person approach begins with self-awareness. Take a little time each day to stop racing around, sit down and refocus – How are you feeling? What are your needs? What are your priorities for today? If you can feel healthy, happy, energetic, relaxed, confident most of the time, you can do your job better and take care of your family better.
From the habit of self-awareness comes a change in thinking which drives a change in behaviors. You start to want to take care of yourself by eating healthy, exercising regularly, relaxing regularly and spending time with family, friends, and community because it feels so good. You feel relaxed and happy, like you are in control of your life, not the other way around. This is work-life balance. This is a healthy lifestyle that, sustained over time, naturally normalizes weight, creates balanced emotions and mood, keeps your thinking clear and your energy and confidence up!