Life Goals: Loving and Taking Care of Yourself
Everyday of your life, you are working so hard for your family, to be successful in your career, to prove you are somebody, and influence others with your talent, skills, and intelligence. People nowadays are so busy with many things, and because almost all hours are mostly spent for work, there’s no time to rest, meditate and see a doctor. With everyday routine, a common family set up include a father waking up early to be ready for work to provide for the family and stay up late at night to finish paperwork, while a mother takes care of their children, prepare meals, does the laundry and house cleaning. And mind you, even single young adults can’t find time to exercise, because they are also busy with work or socializing, and prefer eating in a fast food, restaurant or in their apartment with easy-to-prepare but not nutritious meals.
It is no wonder why obesity is on the rise, with junk food and processed food, such as pizza, chips, chocolates, soda, burger, and so on and so forth. We don’t realize the importance of our bodies, but we have to be enlightened and be serious about loving and taking care our bodies, because it is our only vessel to enjoy life to the fullest, with our families and friends. It is convenient picking up fresh fruits and vegetables in the supermarket, rather than selecting processed food. Think of the convenience of just grabbing fresh bananas from your countertop instead of doughnuts early in the morning, or putting a nutritious frozen homemade burritos in your microwave, than the unhealthy mac and cheese. The the rule is the less processed the food is the higher is its nutritional value, and the lower the calories, bad cholesterol and preservatives, such as whole grains, oatmeals, and cereals, honey, brown or muscovado sugar than white sugar, and brown rice than white rice.
It is really hard setting a time for exercise, but you need to do it to burn calories and increase your body endurance and strength, so setting an alarm to your smartphone every day for your thirty minutes per day exercise will really help. Once you start and get used to exercising, it becomes a part of your system, then it becomes your hobby and eventually a part of your daily routine, creating a significant improvement not only physically but also emotionally, socially and spiritually. Use the staircase instead of the elevator, walk instead of driving nearby grocery store, and take some time running, swimming or playing your favorite sport on your free time.