Imagine this: Jerry is a successful, 34-year-old owner of a sporting goods store, married with three young children. A few months ago he was working 14-hour days, felt continuously tired, and was plagued by guilt due to the small amount of time he spent with his family. He didn’t exercise or sleep well and usually ate a fast-food lunch while working at his desk.
Millions of professionals respond to rising business demands by putting in longer hours. But it takes a physical, mental and emotional toll.
Though time is a finite component, our personal energy is not. Our energy comes from our body, emotions, mind and spirit. Each can be stretched to capacity – but also brilliantly restored with a few simple steps.
You can eat healthy foods, commit to an exercise routine, get more rest, walk the dog, play with your children, read something inspirational, look at the ocean, the mountains, a picture of a loved one … There are hundreds of ways to renew your energy every day.
And they work! In just two months, Jerry decided to exercise four times a week, go to bed earlier and give up drinking during weekdays. He now wakes up rested and ready for an early morning run. Twelve pounds lighter, Jerry still works long days but leaves his desk for lunch and a quick walk outside. His lifestyle change has reconnected him to his wife and children, a point that Jerry and his family are most happy to report.
Source: Michigan Financial Companies