And we waste a lot of time on things that bring us short-term pleasure, but take time away from what is essential.
And with regard to discipline in healthy habits, we must understand that almost everything that is good for the quality and well-being of our lives requires us to make an effort today in order to reap the rewards later. And almost everything that gives us immediate satisfaction or pleasure today, harms us later.
It is obvious that the desire of all people is to have health and well-being in life. But the process required to achieve this goal seems too difficult to manage consistently over time, and too easy to fall into laziness, excuses, procrastination or the temptation of immediate and very accessible entertainment and pleasures.
Managing our important time well and having healthy lifestyle habits requires a solid starting approach and a certain amount of effort. But in my opinion, what is important in this equation is precisely “the starting approach”, and not so much the effort and willpower, which lasts as long as it lasts, and depends very much on each moment and circumstances.
I believe that in order to have that time and discipline that is truly committed to our well-being, we must first work on our true connection, conviction, ambition and commitment to the life we want. If we ask ourselves the right questions, in the answers we will get the guidance that will allow us to have the pleasure in the day to day, avoiding that taking care of ourselves is a sacrifice, and that our lifestyle is always aligned with our use of time and our health habits.
Seeking quality time and disciplining ourselves in good habits should be lived in a positive way and as part of our essential lifestyle; plus, as a bonus, we’ll have plenty of numbers for the “no sickness” draw in the future.