This is a question I repeatedly get asked, especially when someone is overwhelmed by the thought of embarking on healthier lifestyle.
We’re all gonna die anyway, so what’s the point of eating well and exercising? (No, really.)
The answers to this question are multi-faceted, but Kelly Coffey, of Strong Coffey, responded best.
“Practice living with intention and treating yourself well. Bother to care for and about yourself and your body, and your first minutes will feel like new beginnings. Ignore your body’s needs, neglect yourself, or continue to justify not treating yourself well, and your first minutes will be torture.
“And here’s the thing – your first minutes are unavoidable. Even if you graduate and get rich, you can’t ever outsource your first minute. You can’t hire someone to deal with it for you. Yes, you’re gonna die. We’re all gonna die. But until that hammer drops, you alone have to experience the first minute of every single day between now and then. We’re talking tens of thousands of times. Practicing wellness every day or not is what really makes life feel meaningful or not . Dying only happens once. Relative to the those thousands of first minutes, dying is small potatoes.
“I’ve spent years harming myself and years healing myself. I’ve had thousands of first minutes that were torture and thousands that were good, and I can tell you that nothing has more of an impact on how we feel about just being alive. Compared to how you feel in your first minutes, it doesn’t matter what degree you have or where you live or how many clubs you join. It doesn’t matter what you do for work or how much money you make or who you marry. It doesn’t matter how you look or where you work or what you wear. It doesn’t matter who you spend time with or what books you read or how you pray. It doesn’t even matter what you weigh or how old you are.”
I could not have answered this better!
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