The tangible parts of you, your body, muscles, and bones. The part of your that registers pain, the power-plant that provides you energy, and one of three parts that cultivates and produces your emotions and desires. You only have one, and though science and tech has got to the point that parts of it can be replaces, it is better to take care of the one you currently have.
Neglecting or abusing your physical self can easily effect your mental, spiritual, family, social, community and productivity initially and eventually an indirect effect on your personal finances. The biggest thing is your ability to function, focus, and move or take action.
Not only do I think of this as working out, but also what you put into your body: food, drugs, medication, and the registration of human contact (physical touch). You need all of that, in the proper proportions and at the correct times.
Improvement & Measurement
Simple goals include:
- be able to run a half marathon, or within a set amount of time
- being able to do a number of sets & reps at a specific weight by a specific date
- reach a target body weight – be careful on this one that you understand how this works; my top physical condition also was a period where I almost weighed the most, I weigh a little more today, yet in many regards I am the strongest physically then I have ever been.
- reduce your cloistral, or other lab value
- reduce or eliminate a type of food, drug, or addition that you consume or consumed
One thing that has helped me is actually spending money on education or memberships. Education for some is a cure all, or a natural thing, but learning a different way if often a key. In the medical industry it is widely known that preventive measures are much less expensive then curing or fixing a condition or situation. Joining a gym, school, club, or YMCA helped me a lot, before I would go out running every once and a while, however when we were paying each month for a membership, I wanted to get my moneys worth, and put forth extra effort to work out on a regular basis.
That concept of putting down money plays a part in many areas of our lives.
One technique that I have heard doctors use is to ask on a scale of 1 to 10 how painful your issue is when you come to them with an issue. Well, that is something you can do on a regular basis for energy level. This could be done one of two ways:
– at the end of a time period (say a day) you write down a number on a calendar or spreadsheet with the rating for your day
– when you have a high energy moment, you write it down, or send a txt to your email
Then after a while you take the data you have collected and can see how often you had high points, or good days. This can be good or bad, since having good days can turn into the focus of your life and you forget other areas.