As time passes by and as I get older, I notice that certain things that I previously did with relative ease are now a bit more difficult to accomplish. This is inevitable! I am aware that the time is working against me and this will become even more evident in the future.
This observation has helped me focus my mind! I have started to pay more attention to things that really matter to me. Now, I eliminate everything that is of little significance for my daily living. My objective is – I believe the same as everyone else’s – to lead a healthy life. When I say this, I don’t mean just good health. Rather, for me this is a wider concept, that embraces everything that I do on a daily basis. It also forms the fundamental structure of my everyday existence. Everything that makes me feel good, keeps me positive and motivates me to carry on.
Over time, my conscious matured and my overall knowledge became wider and more refined. Simultaneously and almost subconsciously, I have been adjusting to near invisible changes in my day to day living. Somehow, it all seemed natural and as a perfectly normal progression.
Back in my 20s, I rarely paid attention to what I eat and whether I – at all – had something to eat, how much alcohol I drank, how much I slept! It was all just a part of who I was in that period of my life. I would never be able to follow that pace now and I wouldn’t want to. That life style was for those years, I want different things now. We evolve and, hopefully, the purpose of the progress that we make is to enrich our lives and to enable us to live better and healthier.
The importance of a healthy life, in its broadest possible sense, is something that we truly comprehend only when we become fully aware that our life has its limit. This is precisely why I am now making an extra effort to, for example, learn more about nutrition and its benefits on my overall well being and to generally live healthily. I have so many plans for the future. The last thing I would want is to be prevented from fulfilling my dreams because of possible health issues. I am doing my very best to integrate everything, that depends entirely on me, into my life style. But, I am fully aware that there are things that could happen, things that are completely out of my control.
I can’t wait to embark on this exciting, exploratory and long overdue journey of self discovery … for my healthy life!