If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got your wealth! This is a phrase we have heard for decades in various shapes and forms. Health is your wealth and your greatest gift. The more colloquial version is: eat your greens and brush your teeth. We have heard the “Don’t dig your grave with your knife and fork”, yet so many of us ignore it until the symptoms of Dis-ease take over. We believe we are smart and educated so why are more of us on diets and medication than ever before? If we know we need health to gain wealth the big question is how do we achieve and keep the balance between our health and wealth?
When I use the word wealth, I am not just referring to money but the riches of life. The real gold in our lives, love and friendships, shelter and food and of course happiness. Ah, but life happens. Children come, you get fired and re-hired in a job you don’t like, the mortgage and the bank loans increase and time slips away. The balance is lost and then you get ill. You have a choice now though. You can choose and decide on the path you take after all YOU are the head, the CEO of your body.
Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live – John Rohn
Seven Top Tips For Leading A Healthy and Wealthy Life
- Start to listen and tune into the messages your body and especially your stomach gives.
- Learn something new every day.
- Sleep and rest, let your body recover, don’t resist it.
- Cry once a week but laugh every day.
- Switch off, take a break and build in half a dozen pauses to do something that makes you smile.
- Get physical, find a sport or activity that moves your body and do it regularly.
- Develop the art of gratitude, it really does keep you happy and young.
Bonus Alert- drink more water! Jazz up the water if you don’t like it plain. You can add mint leaves, star anise or slices of ginger. Or a squeeze of lemon, orange or a splash of your favorite herb tea.
Between you and me, water, rest and laughter are the best medicines in the world.
We also know we need to care and love ourselves more. It is a recipe for success! There are many coaches out there that offer guidance on gaining and regaining your health. I work on Emotional Intelligence, getting back to basics down the road of common sense. It is an ancient art often neglected, misread or dismissed. Sometimes, all you need is a reminder or a nudge to encourage you to revive your skills to have that nourishing and flourishing lifestyle you so crave. Do all you can to have your health, so you have the wealth.
Here are four bright sites to click with information to balance your Health and Wealth.