It's that time again. Time to wrap up another month of success and lessons learned. It's also time to prepare for the month to come. Time to develop your latest action tasks and get after it! I'd also like to add one more piece to this month's topic on the importance of movement in life. One of my favorite ways to think about moving often is how it fills our body's reserves.
When you invest the time and energy in healthy practices, i.e.: optimal movement, you are, in a way, filling your physical and mental reserves. You are prepping yourself mentally and physically for the inevitable circumstances of the future. As we age, the chances of disability and injury tend to increase. Challenging yourself with these movement tips on a regular basis is preparing you for when that accidental slip up or misplaced step happens. Get up from the ground using the non-dominant side of your body. Try studying a new language. If you normally tie your right shoe first, try tying your left shoe first. These habits, an fundamental as they may sound, will actually be one of the deciding factors on how fast you recover.
Let's compare this to your finances. Most of us would agree that it is in our best interest to save a portion of our income in order to re-invest or prepare for rainy days. You are just filling your reserves, right?
When you are setting down to go over next month's plan of action, take a second to look at how you can make filling your physical, mental and financial reserves a non-negotiable action step. Why not invest in yourself? You would most likely have no problem doing it financially. Why not do the same for your physical and mental well-being?
"We are not makers of history. We are made by history." —Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.