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Self Care Comes First

March 12, 2018 1 Comment

A cobbler lived in a large town called Applestrow and as he was the only cobbler in town, he was responsible for repairing the boots of everybody else. He worked day and night, never gave time to himself nor had time for his family. He was very much appreciated by all his customers. However, he […]

via Take Time out for Yourself………… — Boundless Blessings by Kamal

The Health Bank

November 16, 2015 3 Comments

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sunflowers

Health and vitality are valuable assets and worthy investments of time and money. In order to preserve our good feelings and ease into our senior years we need to budget wisely. This budget is less about money and more about effort and habits.  I consider the transactions such as good diet and sound sleep to be deposits into the account and less healthy choices like overeating or loosing emotional composure as withdrawals.  Nobody can be perfect all the time, but if we balance the deposits with the withdrawals we will be more likely to maintain our health.  Bouncing a well being check might have some disastrous consequences.

What kind of assets make up the wellness investment portfolio?

  • strength and flexibility
  • good balance
  • healthy tools to manage stress
  • healthy eating
  • regular exercise
  • clean uncluttered environment
  • good relationships with friends and family
  • satisfying hobbies or activities
  • sound sleep

What kind of practices diminish the value of the well being portfolio?

  • insomnia
  • worry and stress
  • poor nutrition
  • lack of movement, including too much sitting
  • all work and no play, or all play and no work
  • financial mismanagement
  • lack of pleasurable social contact
  • addiction and over indulgence

You will have to balance the budget each week to stay in line with the goal of staying in good health.  The first step to proper management is honesty. Once the balance has fallen below zero sincere action is needed to restore good health.  It is easier to maintain than it is to recover once it has been lost.  I wish you health and happiness this winter, gentle reader.

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