Yes you read it just fine….Just TWO!
Firstly invest in YOURSELF.
Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t want you all to start investing in the superficial things like clothes and shoes and accessories etc. But instead, listen to your body on a deeper level.
This year attend to all non-glamorous things, mainly your health. All those noises and signs your body has been showing and those which you keep on ignoring, now is the time to attend to them. With every passing year you are not going to be any younger, so be wiser.
From the constant ringing in the ears, to the popping of the joints to the occasional tooth pain to gasping for air at night are merely some examples of our body alarming us that something is wrong somewhere but we knowingly ignore it. We push it and push it till it breaks and then we attend to it often with phrases like “When did it start?” or “Why me?”.
So this year become pro-active and schedule your yearly physical exam today, feed the body the necessary supplements and pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Health comes hand in hand with what you put in you mouth. 2016 taught us a lot about GMO’s and the pesky artificial ingredients hidden in our foods. Educate yourself. For starters head to EWG for a complete list of the dirty dozen and clean fifteen vegetables and fruits. Learn how to read labels and remember not all calories are equal so stop stressing about it.
Do your bones and joints a favor and move. Start with leisure walks and build up your stamina for some real killer moves. Do some kind of exercise every day even if it’s a 5 minute dance. For me the real thing this year will be adding weights to my workouts. If you are clueless, like me, ask your friend who loves to workout or if you are too shy to ask anyone, make YouTube your best friend.
Lastly do something soothing for yourself in 2017. Be it cooking, dancing, reading, exploring, meditating, listening to music or simply hanging out with friends, plan it. Write it in your schedule/planner, or put it in your cell phone calender, and block sometime every week or better yet every other day for some “me- time”.
Secondly invest in your relationship with God….