"YES!" (I actually said that out loud when I saw this quote float across my screen on Twitter one day. Good thing only my daughter was around to hear me!)
I have so many patients who have spent their lives not paying attention to the needs of their bodies. They don't eat regular meals. They don't get enough sleep. They work too hard.
Then they experience a health crisis.
Hopefully, this is a wake up call for them to start taking care of themselves. Too often, though, it's not. They don't even allow their bodies to recuperate from their current health crisis before they're back working 60-hour weeks, barely 1 week after a major surgery. And on top of that they don't take the time to see the physical therapist as was recommended by their surgeon.
Over and over, I hear, "I don't really have time for that, I fell very behind at work, and I've got a lot of catching up to do."
If you don't take care of your health now, it won't be there, ready for use, tomorrow. You may not GET to work again, if you don't prevent your next health crisis.
Now is your chance to take care of yourself, not tomorrow, or next week, or at the turn of the new year. If you wait to make health a priority for you, you will find that so much of it has already slipped away. Not that it can't be regained - the body is INCREDIBLE at healing itself - but it will be that much more difficult to get back. Better not to lose it in the first place.
I want you to take responsibility for your health. Make YOU a priority.
Think of your health as that beautiful, chromed-out, all-original vintage car that we all drool over as we pass it on the street. It, too, was new once. Someone paid a pretty penny for it. They made the investment, and strove to keep it in original condition. Keep your health in original, mint-condition and watch everyone drool over you!