What would happen in 10 years time if you keep to the same health habits you have right now?

This is a question that we normally don’t ask ourselves because our health is not often a priority for us(I know we say it is but truth is, is it really?)…we first put our efforts on our kids, then on our jobs, then on our appearance, then on our friends and the list goes on…

But when it comes to our health, it all becomes too hard…too difficult…so we often choose to drag our tired bodies to the threadmill we are running on a daily basis.

When I tell people I don’t eat sugar, don’t drink alcohol, processed food, eat little dairy and meat and that I exercise daily and try to meditate as often as I can, they look at me with wide open eyes and normally ask me: do you have a life? Do you ever feel you need to be a little less rigid?

My honest answer is no…I worked hard on creating healthy habits in the last year, I am now more connected to my body than I have ever been. I have now had more moments of truly happiness than I have ever had…I feel good, healthy generally.

But if it wasn’t for cancer, I wouldn’t be here today. I would have carried on running on that same threadmill, I would have treated my health as a given as something that we take for granted. And I am truly grateful for cancer…

What we are doing to our bodies now, it will reflect on our future and I am not sure why it is so hard for us to see this as a priority in the same way as we see saving up for our retirement, in the same way as we treat a “future promotion” in our jobs or having more “material things” (as if we haven’t got enough already)…

Because reality is if we saw as a priority, we would all treat it as a priority and we would take time each day to look after our health, we would be selective of what we put inside our bodies, we would be selective what we let in in our minds too.

If this resonates with you, don’t let the pressures of day to day life get in the way of your willingness to work on your health, to treat your health as a priority. Treat it as that “promotion” you are working towards, treat it as your next “material purchase” that you are saving up for… work on it, little by little, make conscious decisions that will add to your health…make the time for it. Treat it with the same care and importance as everything else in your life that you are working towards and have worked for. Our health is not a given, our health needs our care, love and attention like everything else in our life.

Published by angelicaalen

After a Stage 3 Bowel Cancer diagnosis, I embarked on a journey where I searched for my own physical, mental and spiritual healing alongside conventional medicine. I became so passionate about all the changes I made in my life that I feel is now my mission to help people regain control of their health physically and mentally as well as their lifestyle while facing an adversity as cancer. I am a Wellness and Lifestyle coach.

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