By Mildred Munjanganja | June 21, 2010
“If you don’t have your health, you have nothing!”
You have to make time to take care of your most valuable asset, because without it, you genuinely have nothing. There are some illnesses that you cannot control, but there are a lot of things that you can do to prevent the illnesses that are within your control.
1. Determine your current state of health. Check your weight, blood pressure, vision, dental health and full body. It’s important to know where you are and where you should be.
2. Set achievable goals based on where you should be. If your doctor tells you that you are 30lbs over weight, the goal is fairly clear, lose 30 lbs. Break it down into smaller goals that you can track and achieve. Write all your goals down and be as specific as possible.
3. Write down specific actions you need to do to achieve your goal e.g. If your goal is to exercise 3 times per week. Write down which 3 days you will dedicate to working out, what time you will work out on those days, how long the workouts will be and exactly what you plan on doing during that time. You can prepare this weekly or monthly but make sure you have it.
4. Now use your calendar to make appointments for your future check-ups, weigh-ins etc and stick to these appointments. For instance, every year the month of my birthday, I do a full body physical. My birthday serves as an excellent reminder.
You owe it to your future to get this part of your life on track. Enjoy it.