Right now, you need your health more than ever.
Warren Buffet once wrote:
“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”
Right now, the tide around the world is going out:
- Coronavirus spread
- Loss of an hour of sleep
- Global financial meltdown
- Stress and anxiety everywhere
Right now, more than ever, stress behaviors are taking over:
- Comfort eating leads to a 10-pound weight gain.
- Skipping workouts leads to sluggishness at the office.
- Sleepless nights lead to pounding down caffeine to stay alert and drinking wine to go to sleep.
- Trying to control the uncontrollable leads to…a lot of undue stress you can’t truly control.
Right now, more than ever, you need your health.
It’s not the time to…
- throw in the towel on working out and say you’ll “pick back up when things get better.”
- say eating healthy is just too much to think about right now.
- allow 5 hours of broken sleep to become normal.
What if things get worse?
What if this is the new norm?
What if it takes 2 years to fully recover?
Your next moves:
Now, more than ever, is the time to double down on your health:
Strive for 5 workouts a week.
- Yes, 10-15 minutes is better than nothing.
- It’s the best time to start walking…a lot.
- Here’s a 15-minute routine to do at home
Fill up half your plate with veggies.
- Stress kills your healthy gut bacteria that fights off sickness.
- When you load up on veggies, you replenish the healthy balance in your stomach.
Aim for 7+ hours of sleep nightly.
- Turn off the news + shut down social media = Win back your bedtime.
- Stretch and breathe deeply 10 minutes before going to bed.
- More sleep = Healthier immune system to fight off infections (…and no, you’re not the exception to the rule thinking you don’t need that much sleep).
A season of working-in:
Now, more than ever, is a season of rebuilding energy, health, and life in your body.
It’s not a season of crushing yourself in your workouts trying to sort through stress. Why? Because it tears your body down even more.
You and I need to be in a season of aiming to control what we can:
- Our bedtime routines.
- The food we choose to eat.
- Smartly moving our bodies on a daily basis.
When you prepare ahead for the inevitable tide going out by following these simple steps, you won’t be caught naked saying “I didn’t see it coming.”
When you take the daily preventative and sustainable steps, you’ll be among the few who took this moment to dig deep and figure out the great wisdom of life:
Only when your health is truly sustainable do you have the energy to show up and fulfill your gift to the world.