7 CHOICES YOU ARE MAKING NOW THAT CAN AFFECT YOU IN YOUR OLDER YEARS
People say a lot of phrases that promote living on your terms, in your time and according to how you feel.
There are common phrases like:
“Live on your own terms”
“You only live once-YOLO”
“You can do what you like, it doesn’t matter what people think.”
“There is only one life, so live it as you want.”
These phrases sound interesting and permit freedom but it leaves you in a form of careless bondage in years to come. Whatever decisions you are making now should be thoroughly thought out well and should help you leave a legacy for your friends, family and acquaintances.
Let us dive into 7 choices you should stop making:
- HAVING AN UNHEALTHY FOOD DIET
Do you eat based on your cravings or based on your future?
Whatever you eat now determines how you feel and grow. To avoid developing unhealthy fats, it is better to eat the appropriate calories which are about 2000 calories for a normal diet and less if you are losing weight. You can be slim in stature and still be overweight. This is what has deceived some people to think they can eat on their terms since they are not growing in size. You can talk to a nutritionist or food dietitian on the best food for your body type and age, avoid junks and eat more fruits.
- LACK OF EXERCISE
This is very common with people who get too busy with life without pausing to try to stay fit. You could have a subconscious belief system that gives you excuses which stops you from making an attempt. The best way to start is to find an accountable partner, a good WHY and register with a gym if you want an outdoor exercise lifestyle. It doesn’t have to be daily. You can visit the gym twice a week or you can get equipment in your house to keep you consistent. You can try doing more of taking the stairs, walking or doing light exercises at home if you don’t want to visit the gym.
- LACK OF MEDICAL CHECK UP
Some people grew up in a family where visiting the hospital only happens when there is sickness or health issues to treat. What about visiting the dentist? Checking your heart rate? Doing a complete checkup of your body on a quarterly basis? This can help you keep track of the health issues you currently have but are not visible yet. You can also do a health insurance or save towards it. A lot of companies offer health benefits but some people don’t ever make use of it except when there is an emergency. Become more intentional about your health.
- LIVING AIMLESSLY WITHOUT PURPOSE
What is the point living your life without thinking of the end or working towards leaving a legacy? Who are you helping? What value are you adding to your world? You can become valuable by sharing your everyday experiences about life with other people using different platform. You can seek for more by understanding your purpose and maximizing your potentials at any age.
- PROCRASTINATING ON YOUR GOALS
Are there goals you have been procrastinating on for a long time? What will happen if you become 80 years and regret not doing it? What do you need to do to get it done?
What is holding you back? What are you afraid of? Who do you need to talk to? What research do you need to make now?
- WRONG FRIENDS AND LIFESTYLE
The kinds of friends you move with determines a lot of what you will feed on. De-clutter your relationships and build great relationships with valuable people. Choose your friends wisely and observe people before getting too close.
- NOT SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY
When you don’t create appropriate time to bond with your family, you will realize that you have spent all your years chasing money, career or ministry. What do you need to start doing to be able to create more family time? At the end of the day, it is now how much you make that matters but the memories you create with your loved ones.
Which of these choices do you need to start working on now?