“If you don’t make time for your wellness you will be forced to take time for your illness.” – Anonymous
I am going to attribute this quote as anonymous because it has been said thousands of times in dozens of ways and ultimately it is insignificant who spoke it first.
The important part is the truth in the statement. I speak often about the importance of physical health to promoting wellness and happiness. Too often we hear people say that they simply don’t have time to care for their wellness, as such they let it slide. I get it, life is hectic and busy, and sometimes the idea of having to go do a workout for 30 minutes sounds like the last thing in the world you want to do, especially if there is a soft sofa and a pantry food of comfort food calling your name after a hard day of work.
Trust me, your wellness must be a priority for your healthy and happiness. Wellness is more than exercising. Wellness is meditating or journaling to improve mental health. Wellness is stretching, walking, drinking water, getting enough sleep, and eating nutritious foods. Wellness is reading a book, getting enough sunlight, and taking time to destress.
Maybe you don’t have time for all of the above but you must make time to prioritize some aspects of your wellness. If you do not, you will become sick, and life will make the decision for you that you will have to care for your illness. The best way to prevent illness is to preemptively fight it by focusing on your wellness.