Every year about this time the leaves start to change into beautiful autumn colors; dark reds, deep yellows and brilliant burnt orange. Accompanied by the decline in temperature you begin to sense the changes, like those mundane things such as when you shuffle your feet through the dried fallen leaves or the sounds muffled just before you open a door. The change will soon evolve into snow, evoking the traditions of mammal instincts to build, save and plan.
This metaphor can be interpreted into building a future through education, saving financially for retirement through investments and planning for the unexpected. It’s all absolutely absurd if your not healthy and happy.
When you look at the big picture, you realize that no matter what you do in life your well-being is always going to be the most important investment you will ever make. Obviously this is not always the case. Almost 75 percent of Americans may be overweight, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Yet the fact remains that we discriminate against fat people at work and in life. Two thirds of business managers said they believe some managers would hesitate before hiring a qualified job candidate who was significantly overweight according to a poll by Newsweek. There is so much to be gained from earning a degree, exercising the mind is as important as exercising the body.
FinAid.org states the average student loan debt among graduating seniors was $23,186.00. The question then becomes would you make that kind of investment in your well-being. Hopefully we learn at an early age how to invest our money wisely, as it is equally important to learn how to exercise and ingest proper nutrition.
America has taught us to be prepared. In fact, our government has demanded it. We call this insurance. Insurance is a great way to prepare for something that might go wrong. By taking care of your health the chances of using that insurance becomes less. There are numerous limitations to having poor health. Prescription pills could cost on an average of $300 a month and in some cases much more. Your travel time could be limited do to high cholesterol as to the possibility of having a stroke. Over time your bad alignment could causes permanent dysfunctions that would limit activity.
Investing in your future is investing in your well-being. There is nothing wrong with the advice of eating good natural foods and getting proper exercise, but how it resonates with the individual is important. Perhaps you think you’re eating well or you know how to exercise. The fact is that you’re doing something, but the issue lays in the results that you are producing. If what your doing is not working, find a professional who can make it work. A good personal trainer can give you the tools you need and can assist you in developing good habits for a lifetime. Make the investment in a gym membership, yoga class, or personal trainer. Be happy, be healthy, and be in the moment.