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Day 13 [Health]: “I’m growing healthier and stronger every day.”

Hello, everyone!

I know, this is insane! It has been more than a month, where have I been?!

I have been working overtime (OT), everyday (no kidding), for the past month. This is a lesson I have learned by the hard way, and no way am I gonna repeat the mistake: the mistake of not planning my time.

Day flies when I am deeply buried in my job. I started the day tired and ended the day deadbeat. It has became a routine that by the time I reached home after a day’s work, I have time only for dinner (I skip dinner occasionally because it was too late already) and shower then, goodnight. And when weekend comes I just rot at home, trying to recoup from a hectic week, or I will hang out with people, trying to regain my “personal life”. Yet, I still felt drained.

THIS IS NOT THE LIFE THAT I WANT. I am so busy with things that are not of my passion or interest, and I feel so taxed by things that I am not passionate about.

There has been this nagging feeling in my heart for days when I was away from my blog, from all of you. But I did nothing. Sure, I was very tired, but that should not be an excuse! And then days became weeks; I am neglecting one of what really matters most to my heart.

I feel that there’s this void inside of me. I have procrastinated, lazed, found excuses to “rest”, and now I truly regretted.

This is not the life that I want. GET A GRIP CHLOE!

My sincere apology folks, please forgive me for being so dumb. Please continue to stay with me! *bash myself*

OK! This challenge is waaayyy overdue.

Let’s go!

Day 13: [Health]

Health is a topic which I have been very concerned about for this year. As year by year pass, I come to realize the one important asset which the majority of us possess but never put much thought and effort to ensure its wellness – Health.

Without Good Health, what can a person do?

  1. Identify at least one negative health habit you currently have.

That gotta be lack of self-discipline. And this covers a whole lot of areas. I should sleep earlier but I don’t. I should eat healthier but I don’t. I should stop using my phone or ipad or my laptop an hour before I sleep so as to ensure a better sleep in the night, but I don’t. I know that sleep is a major factor in life for good health, but I failed to make my sleep a better one.

  1. Identify reasons supporting each negative habit.

I have not really made up my mind. I promised myself to sleep earlier, but I will end up sleeping even later than the previous night. I failed to decide to really follow my plans. And I tend to think in a way of “this is my ME-time” as an excuse to ignore my earlier decision made. Very, very bad, unwanted habit.

  1. Identify steps to correct each negative habit.

Come up with a time-table. A physical organizer I am gonna keep, with my day planned according to the time-line of the week. I AM GOING TO FRIGGIN’ DO THIS. Sick and tired of being the lazy self. I am not helping myself at all if I continue with my current plan which is no plans at all.

  1. Say today’s affirmation:

“I’m growing healthier and stronger every day.”

My Afterthoughts:

Without health, we are nothing. Honestly. This year is a scary year for me… when it comes to health. I always thought that I am a “healthy person”, just because I have no major illness. But that doesn’t make me a healthy person! Ailment might be accumulating in my body on a daily basis from all my unhealthy habits, until one day my body cannot defend itself anymore, and BAM!

I wouldn’t wanna experience such a day, would you?

It may be tough to alter our lifestyle from the roots like, on the very next second, but we can at least make small changes in baby steps. Let’s do it!

You can see more of the actual Day-13 affirmation post by Celestine Chua here: http://personalexcellence.co/blog/affirmation-day-13-health/

Good luck!

Chloe

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