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The Benefits of Looking After Your Health

Looking after your health is definitely important and it’s something we don’t do enough of. We prioritize other things in life that might not be worthwhile when it comes to our quality of living. With that being said, it’s worth being attentive to your health and finding ways to look after it more often. Here are just a few of the benefits that you should be focusing on when it comes to looking after your health.

Better Quality Of Life

It’s important to have a better quality of life. We all deserve that, no? The most obvious and major benefit to looking after your health is that you’re giving it every opportunity to continue for as long as possible. None of us will know when we will ultimately say goodbye to our life, but it’s important that you do everything you can to give yourself the best life possible and that’s often down to how much time you get to enjoy that life.

If you’re getting regular health checks and maintaining your health in other ways, you’re going to live a more satisfying and healthier life as a result. Who doesn’t want that?

Relieves Any Concern Or Stress

Stress can have a negative impact on your body as well as any type of negative emotion or state of mind. If you’re in a constant state of concern or stress when it comes to worrying about potential health concerns, it’s better to get them addressed than to just ignore them. Without addressing those concerns, that stress is only likely to get worse and that feeling can build up into something a lot worse.

In the majority of cases, you might not have anything wrong with you at all. However, it can very easily become something completely different if you end up causing more damage to yourself through stress.

Having those medical appointments can be a great relief to any concern or stress you’ve been feeling recently. You can learn more about how you can better your health by seeing medical professionals on a regular basis. 

Improved Focus & Concentration

One of the great opportunities that come with looking after your health is that you benefit other parts of your body, as well as your mental state. You may have found yourself getting sick regularly perhaps due to having a weakened immune system or some other underlying condition. However, addressing the problem and getting the help you need is going to do a lot more for your well-being overall. 

With a healthier body, you’re going to have an improved focus and concentration when it comes to getting things done. Whether that be your work life or just general day to day tasks. It’s the little things that can often take the most effort and having a more focus and concentration can certainly help get through every day with ease.

Helps Your Mood

It’s important to look after your health because what we do to it can also affect our mood. If you’re not looking after yourself in the right way, then you’re likely to do more damage to your social life and relationships. Our mood can greatly affect how we behave around others and that negative attitude can be damaging. It’s necessary to keep your health at the forefront of your priority, especially when it can do sigifnicant harm to how you’re perceived and how you treat others.

Our mood can be telling to who we are and how we present ourselves. You can help your mood by looking after your health and being attentive to yourself more so when you’re not feeling great. It’s better to get yourself checked out instead of avoiding doing anything at all about it.

Takes Care Of Your Mind & Body

When you look after your health, it’s not just your body, it’s also your mind. It’s important that you’re looking after your mental wellbeing because that in itself can affect your health too. With that being said, focus on getting any additional help for when you need it mentally. A lot of people find talking to a therapist helpful, whilst others wants to talk to someone they already know or can trust with their thoughts and feelings. Our minds can be our biggest enemies, so it’s important to ensure you are looking after it.

Looking after your health is certainly important in this day and age, so do what you can to help yourself, your body and your mind. Get yourself in for regular medical check-ups and look after your body and what you do with it.

The Life Hack I Learned from Playing The Sims 4

I had a serious light-bulb moment the other day while, of all things, PLAYING THE SIMS 4…

Have you ever played it? If not, let me clue you in.

The Sims is all about simulating life. So, your sim (the little person on the screen that you control) goes to work, forms relationships, and pursues hobbies. And you play to move up the ranks in different categories — like to reach level 10 of the scientist career or become an expert in gardening. The higher you get, the more you can do in the game.

Now, there are certain things you can do to make sure your sim is killin’ it in all these categories.

For instance, my sim works as a newspaper reporter. If I make sure she goes to work “focused” instead of “playful” or “sad,” she advances faster in her career. Makes sense.

Before she goes out on a date, she needs to feel “social.”

When she’s headed to the gym, she should already be “energized.”

If I want her to succeed in a certain hobby, she needs to be “inspired” before diving in.

You get the idea.

So…

As the person in control, you direct your lil sim to do whatever it is for them that will flip on the correct emotion.
Before work…read a book.

Before a date…talk on the phone.

Before the gym…take a cold shower.

Before gardening…research plants online.

See where this is going?

While directing my sim to pick out a book to read before she headed to work, I realized…
I could do the same thing!

When my brain is going a million places at once, and I can’t focus on a project that requires some super single-tasking; instead of taking a break that involves MULTI-TASKING (like playing on the internet or tidying up the kitchen while listening to the news), why not pick up a book and read a chapter? When you’re reading, you really can’t do anything else.

And I’ll tell you, dear reader. I tried it and it works.

I’m ready and FOCUSED for the work that lies ahead.

And it’s worked in other aspects, too. Morning phone/skype meetings are definitely not my jam. But if I make an effort to do something else social…even if that’s just chatting with a barista…before I hop on the line, I’m much more in the head space for being outgoing.

While applying this sim-hack might not be quite as easy in the real world, (afterall, I can’t just click a mouse and feel happy!) it really boils down to taking a moment to check in with yourself.

To ask…

What will I need to make this next task a success?

How can I create that for myself instead of looking for it in an external source?

What makes me feel happy/social/productive/zen/inspired/creative?

And then HOOKING YOURSELF UP!

Give it a try some time and let me know how it goes! xoxo