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The sad reality is that most people will wait until they hit rock bottom before they look after their health. But career success and cool toys are worth nothing if you aren’t well enough to enjoy them. In this episode, Jen shares how to reorder your values and habits to move yourself up the priority list and invest in your health before getting a life-altering diagnosis or condition. 

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SHOWNOTES

How come people get the latest iPhone or Samsung or toy of some kind but won’t invest in their future health.

In Asia, you don’t pay the Dr if you’re sick, but in Western countries, we too often wait to get that nasty knock from our Dr to really look at our health and wellbeing. I did this back in my 20’s and paid the price, so now I live from a point of prevention ever since.

Last year in 2020 should have been the biggest knock on the door to think prevention. We started to see a shift, but now people have slid back to the old ways.

Preventative health

Sadly, I’m used to being the last resort for so many people. So, what is it to live from prevention and look after you?

It means:

  • Valuing your sanity and personal needs
  • Striving to be happy and mindful of the person you are and will become
  • Acknowledging the things you love and why they are important to your happiness – without judgement
  • Not allowing you or others make you feel guilty 
  • Always promising to put yourself first

Bruce Grierson on Psychology Today committed to giving himself one memorable day per month.

The only rule that the day must be about only one thing. One mission, one experience, one focus. As he describes it, “the goal is to build a mountain I can get up and down in 24 hours.”

This isn’t a literal mountain (it is a self-imposed break where you throw yourself in one thing that feeds you good energy and is free from obligation. Whatever ways you decide to make yourself a priority, remember this – it shouldn’t feel like work. 

Often adjusting your mindset, changing your habits, and making change can feel hard. Remember what you think about you bring about. Think easy and it can be easy. Think you will have time and you will have time. But it should not feel heavy or add to your stress. It’s about giving you a feeling of hope. I choose to start my day at 11am. It’s a choice. I find I’m more productive in less time. Now, if you have kids and other distractions, this may start as a few hours a week session.

Healthy Life Hacks

So, the healthy life hacks I want to leave you with today are: 

  1. Make yourself a play day weekly or monthly
  2. Put it in the calendar!

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