What to do when you lack the discipline to prioritize the important areas of your life.
I’ve heard people say “wait ’til your my age, you’ll see” many, many times throughout my life.
In your 30’s is really when it goes downhill.
No, wait- it’s 40’s.
Definitely 50’s for me…
I’ve always put stock in the saying “We don’t stop moving because we get old. We get old because we stop moving.”
I don’t care how old you are. You can remain healthy and fit even throughout the natural changes in your body in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond. If you don’t believe me, respond to this email. I’ll show you what I’m talking about.
You need to move your body and challenge it.
You need to eat well.
You need to sleep, probably more than you think you can get away with.
The bottom line is you need to take care of it.
13 years later, I’ve learned to listen to my body. I’ve learned when to hit the gas, and when to tap on the brakes.
At 30, there’s a little more wisdom in the decision making. There’s a little more self awareness and a much deeper understanding in what to do when my body feels a certain way.
What I notice now is that I just don’t recover quite the same as I used to. I can still do much much of what I could 10 years ago- just not day in and day out. And if I do, it requires a little more intentionality around stretching and mobility. It’s a little less predictable and my body needs some more recovery. That doesn’t mean it’ not worth doing or unsafe. It’s just an evolving problem that is still worth solving.
I’ll never be the one to tell you that you can’t do something- especially because of age. You shouldn’t tell yourself that, either.
Physical, Mental and Spiritual.