Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping

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Taken from ’12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’ by Jordan Peterson.

I thought this was quite a fitting statement for our week on health.

Anyone that has children, or even pets, are quick to action help, aid or advice to someone/something the are responsible for. Yet they are slow or unmotivated to action positive change for themselves. 

Think how much time you spend worrying about those you are responsible for. Do you spend that same amount of time and concern on yourself?

I am not for a moment suggesting that you put yourself first. However, I think great benefit can be achieved by treating yourself like you are responsible for yourself - because YOU ARE!

Helping yourself puts you in a better position to help others.

Improving your diet can have a positive effect on your families diet. You can try new things, and share your discoveries with those that you cook for and look after.

Moving and taking time to exercise can enhance your mood, give you more energy and be more awesome to be around!

Working on getting a better nights sleep allows you to be more disciplined and productive, inspiring others to make change.

Not only that, you have control over all these elements - more than many give themselves credit for. You are also worth the time and the benefits are worth the effort.

Later on today, myself and Scott talk about our health on the BearWolf Training podcast in the interest of creating habits that allow us to look after ourselves better. Get involved and use the scoring system we created as a way to do the same and be sure to listen to the podcast to see how we get on!

Happy Tuesday everyone - go out there and give it your best shot.