“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
It’s easy to forget that our body is the “home” we’ll live in for as long as we are alive. Some shingles may fall off the roof and the foundation may even shift, but we have to make it work. You can patch holes and paint walls, keep things clean and make things look nice, but neglecting the structure of the house will lead to long term problems. Similar to maintaining our homes, an important part of maintaining our bodies is learning to focus on structure, not just aesthetics. Eating healthy foods and getting the proper amounts of exercise and sleep will keep your foundation strong and help it hold up over the long haul.
So, when it feels like there is no time to exercise, prepare a healthy meal, or meet the demands of your children or other loved ones, remember to make time for your own self-care. You are not the only one who will ultimately suffer if your health fails prematurely—your loved ones will as well.
- Jim Rohn