If, as the saying goes, twenty years ago was the best time to plant a tree, when is the best time to be intentional about your health?
Is it ...
- when your jeans don't do up?
- when you feel exhausted?
- when you notice you are cranky with your family?
- when you come out of the doctor's appointment?
- when you get 'old'?
- when you retire?
- when getting out of bed every day is a struggle?
- when the weekend/holiday/party is over?
- when you realise you have control over your thoughts?
- when "they" change ...?
- or when you know you probably should but ... [fill in the blanks with relevant excuses]
The answer is probably yes to all of the above - but there is an even better time, and that time is now.
Right now is the best time to be intentional about your health. In fact, right now is the best time to be intentional about anything.
Each time you make a choice, good or bad, there are consequences.
Every time you make a choice in the direction of good, positive or healthy things, the consequences pull you in a good direction.
These small steps all move us in the direction of progress, despite rarely seeing these consequences occur instantly, or in the moment - especially when it comes to our health and wellbeing!
But just like we can't easily see everyday germs, we know they will build up to levels that will make us sick if we don't wash our hands.
That means regularly being intentional, even in small steps like:
can all add up and make a difference.
So today's thought: Never leave your future self in charge of something as important as your health and wellbeing.
Never put off tomorrow what you can do right now.
None of us has a guaranteed tomorrow. Plus, one day, you'll find yourself enjoying the fruit and be sitting under the shade of that tree you planted 20 years ago.
PS - Don't forget, if you've been thinking about becoming an Intentional Health Church Partner, Angel or Prayer Warrior - and want to partner with us to prevent sickness, save lives and inspire healthy communities - now is the best time for that too! ;-)