In our society today, we tend to focus on our finances and family but often put our wellness on the back burner. Working long hours and taking care of our families can get in the way of focusing on our well being. It’s important to realize though that your well being directly affects everything you do. If you’re not sleeping optimally then you’re negatively affecting your prefrontal cortex of the brain that is directly associated with decision making as well as almost DOUBLING your risk for injury. Both of those directly affect your work and your family time. That’s just one of the many examples of how not taking care of yourself affects everything you do.
So with that, I thought this would be a good time to re-evaluate health with this simple “Health Audit”. Health isn’t just exercise. It isn’t just eating optimally. It’s everything. Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, Hydration, and stress management. Measuring all these areas will help determine what areas you could improve on to better your health.
So … would you take a few minutes to rate yourself 1-5 in the following categories? Where 5 is “I’m crushing it” and 1 is “I’m terrible at this?”
Stress Relief/Self Care: _____
If you complete this and find that you need to improve in more than one area, don’t overwhelm yourself and try to do everything at once. Focus on one area of the time. Too often people try to make radical changes too quickly and it ends up not being sustainable.
If you are also looking for some guidance on any of the areas I’m happy to chat to see what I can do to help you become your healthiest and happiest self!