We often get so caught up at work that we rarely have time to spend with our families and friends. What is even more alarming is that, we often do not even find time to take care of ourselves in terms of our health and well being.
The technologies that are meant to help us with our work tasks have made it impossible for us to disconnect from work and pursue our personal responsibilities and needs. We often end up starting work as soon as we wake up – by looking at our smart phones and getting caught up in answering emails and ending the day the same way we started – checking our smart phones again.
But all this, together with family commitments, leaves so little time for us to consider our health. Do we notice what we are eating, or do we just gulp what is served in front of us in a desperate attempt to just nourish our body and go on with our work? Do we find the time to exercise, meditate, or even just relax, to keep our body healthy? Unfortunately these are activities that are often not prioritised in our busy schedules.
So, here’s a thought for the week: Keep track and find a way to improve your eating habits, as well as exercise. After all, for how long do you think you can keep going without a healthy body? Make sure you find the time to keep your body healthy. And, as a pleasant side effect, apart from a much healthier you, you’ll also see your work productivity increasing!
Eva Christodoulou wishes that all Malaysians understand the value of health and spend some time to keep their body and mind in good shape.