Do You Respect Yourself?
1. Do you respect your physical health by exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep?
2. Do you respect your mental health, getting mental health support when necessary, doing activities that stimulate your mind, such as reading and learning something new every day, enjoying the company of people who engage you intellectually, seeking joyful activities to keep your mind sharp and your mood uplifted, volunteering to help others in need?
3. Do you respect your emotional health, by finding time to do things you enjoy, working on having healthy relationships, seeking support and care when necessary, relaxing, not putting yourself down, and finding time to de-stress?
4. Do you respect your spiritual health, spending uplifting time alone in meditation and prayer, seeking the company of those who support your deepest beliefs, and finding beauty in your world?
You have to find balance in life. There are 24 hours in a day. 8 should be for sleep, 8 is for work, 8 is for play. If you are lopsided in one area, you will find that you will have fallout in the other areas. Something has to give. Part of a proper diet or eating lifestyle is taking time to cook, prep meals, prep snacks to bring with you so you aren’t hungry and run to junk food to save your hunger and time to exercise. Do you do these things or are you unbalanced?
Ask yourself what changes you can make to get balance back in your life or you will continue to be happy with your physical being and it will affect your emotional and spiritual being as well. So, do you respect yourself? There will always be excuses, but if that is the case, then the answer is “no”…so do something about that.
I worked more than 8 hours a day, had no balance and I ended up fat and sick. I had to make the changes to get better and healthier. Unfortunately, you have to work out and eat right to look and feel the way you do, there is no way around that fact. Make the changes and stop procrastinating. There will always be some project to do, but you need to put YOU first.