“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Speaking from a Doctor’s point of view good health is the cornerstone to everything. It’s the founding bed for relationships, for business, for love and for life. Ironically, there’s nothing like a bout of sickness to make one appreciate life. Without good health there is nothing.
So, that’s why it’s important to not just stay healthy, but also to take active steps to live a healthier life in order to support your business. If we equate good health with good vitality, in business terms, it’s this inner vitality that makes you brim with ideas, burst with passion, thrive on life.
These 3 easy to follow steps will help stay connected to your own inner powerhouse…
- May The Force Be With You
“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”
- Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi – Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope
Our energy is not just self-created. If you believe, as I do, that we are connected to something greater than ourselves – connected to the Universe or source energy (however you wish to call it) - then this external energy is always there to call upon when we need it.
How do we summon this energy field? The easiest way is through a daily meditation practice, visualisation techniques, or simply by taking a moment to be in nature. This is a great tip if you start to flag in the afternoon. Think beyond your own existence and tap into that which is vaster than you.
- Water Is A Source Of Energy
“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”
Do what Doctor Joanna orders and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Did you know that the human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size? A rule of thumb, 2/3 of body is consists of water, and it is the main component of human body. The functions of water in a human body are vital.
- Transpsorts nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Moisturizes the air in lungs
- Helps with metabolism
- Protects our vital organs
- Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
- Regulates body temperature
- Protects and moisturizes our joints
Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluid. The brain for example, consists of 90% of water, if you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get a headache or migraine. Not great for business…..
- Sleep Like A Cat.
“Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.”
No, I didn’t mean actually miaow. I mean have a cat-nap. An afternoon siesta is common practice in places like Spain and Italy. In our multitasking, high-pressure work environments, a cat-nap isn't a sign of laziness. It's necessary to our well-being and job performance. If you’re lucky, some companies even tout a "wellness room" where you don't have to hide your need for sleep.
A NASA study showed people got as much as a 34% boost in performance with a 26-minute cat-nap. Why not give it a go and see if it restores your energy?
All of these tips are easy to implement now and don’t take any great lifestyle changes. But they will affect your health and consequently, your business for the positive. They’re 5 or 10 minute routines (or a bit longer for the snooze) and you can slip all of them easily into your daily working life. Try it this week, and see if it makes a difference to your vitality.