Merriam-Webster defines “choice” as “the act of making a selection.” Having the ability to make choices is a beautiful thing and should never be taken for granted. Every country or culture has different boundaries on the type and number of choices people can make; and, whenever someone’s choices are limited by other outside forces, we feel a collective loss of freedom in humanity. But just because choices are so abundant is most Western Civilizations, it doesn’t mean we necessarily make the best ones. This week, we want you to CHECK YOUR CHOICES. The first choice you need to make is whether or not your health is important to you. For without choosing health, it’s really hard to be healthy. The next choice is to create a plan for achieving that level of health. This, however, is where things can get confusing for us. Should I eat vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, or fruitarian? Should I exercise every day for 30 minutes or 3 times a week for one hour? Should I sleep 7, 8, 9, or 10 hours each night? Don’t let this stymie you. Pick a plan and go for it. Then choose to alter or perfect it as you go… because you have that choice as well. Checking your choices matters.
We are obviously in a unique time with the impact of COVID-19 Virus. At a time like this, our health is more important than ever. Here are just a few tips to consider:
- Listen to the medical experts and scientists. Heed their warnings and follow their instruction.
- Keep your distance and wash your hands.
- If available in your local markets, eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables. We can’t only live on the canned stuff.
- Exercise. There are plenty of videos online to workout at home. Also go for walks or runs in uncrowded areas.
- Get quiet. Take time to quiet your mind. Don’t watch the news all day. Find peaceful moments.
- Stay connected with people via safe means.
- Start a hobby that you never had time for before.