What type of calendar do you use in your day-to-day life?
Google, iPhone, Outlook, third party app, pen and paper, or (gasp!) nothing but your head?
If you’re anything like me, your calendar is your fail-safe. It’s your trusty sidekick. When the madness hits and appointments are scheduled, changed, and cancelled at an uncontrollable pace, it keeps your day in check.
You definitely use your calendar for work events. You probably use it for personal events.
But do you use it for health events?
If you don’t, why not?
Here’s the bottom line: things on your calendar get done. They stare at you in cold, hard text, written or typed with your own hands. You simply don’t miss appointments on your calendar.
Are you having trouble holding yourself accountable to that Thursday morning workout? Are you not prioritizing the Sunday food preparation that will set you up for the week? Are you sacrificing hours upon hours of sleep on behalf of mindless late night tv? Does meditation resonate as a good idea but never actually happens?
Schedule your exercise, your food prep/shop, your sleep, and your stress management on your calendar. Write or type it with your own hands. Let it stare back at you with equal priority to your work and personal events.
I guarantee you won’t regret it, and I guarantee your fitness pursuits will be taken to the next level. Remember: being selfish in health allows you to be selfless in life.
Are you brave enough to put today’s musing into action? Book it.
Day 29 Recap
The exercise world brought a day of recovery. I made it a point to get up to the roof, as my standard post-workout dose of Vitamin D was clouded out on Monday. Time in the sun definitely doubles as stress management. Every single time I’m laying in the sun, I kick myself for not prioritizing it more.
Steps and miles checked in at 15,856 and 8.51 (add 20%).
Sleep checked in at 8 hours and 14 minutes (8 restless minutes, 5 awake minutes).
Breakfast: Grass-fed yogurt, (28g) whey protein isolate, (5g) creatine, raw cacao nibs, chia seeds, coconut flakes, organic blueberries, banana, cinnamon. Black gold.
Lunch: It was a massive one! Leftover free range chicken thigh, broccoli, and green peas, fresh avocado, organic sweet potato, Sea King sauerkraut, fish oil, probiotic.
Afternoon Snack: Rise Bar.
Dinner: Grass-fed ground beef, sauteed spinach, (small) organic sweet potato, organic cherries.
It struck me today that we’re all entrepreneurs when it comes to health. Your body is your business. Period.
Health is such an overwhelming undertaking (just like a business) – there are countless moving parts and unknowns. What to do?
“Stop worrying and learn to love the grind.”
That’s a quote from today’s Daily Fuel, a case study on the journey of a billionaire via First Round. It’s a fascinating business spotlight, but I couldn’t help drawing analogy to health.
You’re the CEO of your health business whether you like it or not. It’ll never be easy, but if you learn to love the grind, you’ll be incredibly fulfilled.
Since there’s only a 0.00006% chance of becoming a billionaire in business, here’s to your much, much greater opportunity to become a billionaire in body!
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