Most of us want to be wealthy too. Or, at least have enough wealth to meet our needs and live comfortably. I don’t know anybody who wants to struggle financially, do you?
Well, every year that goes by, it’s more clear to me that there is a strong connection between staying healthy and have a chance to be wealthy. Having health issues can impact your ability to live prosperously, and could even totally derail a person and wreak havoc with finances. Not that money is the most important thing of course, but we talk about it a lot here 🙂
Anyway, there are 4 aspects of health that I’m going to be focusing on. I think that success in these areas can only help one’s ability to build wealth. Here goes:
Sleep matters. I don’t know about you, but I disagree with anyone who thinks that it’s great to burn the midnight oil and work late into the night. Rather, I think it’s best to do what you can and then call it a night. Get some sleep. Actually, get the amount of sleep that you need, rather than just making it a secondary priority.
When I don’t sleep enough, I’m simply not as productive the next day. 5 hours of sleep yields a lot less productivity the next day than 8 hours of sleep. Sure, you could work that additional 3 hours you are awake the night before, but your work will not be as good the next day. Not to mention it can make you too tired to have the willpower to eat well or exercise as you might otherwise do.
Sleeping your way to wealth sounds really bad, I know 🙂 But, taken nicely and in the way I’m intending, it can be a good approach!
Speaking from my own experience, exercise gets me to be more active than periods of inactivity. Being sluggish is no way to build wealth. Personally, I feel good after a workout, especially if I have one after a stretch of not working out for a while. You can tell the difference.
This is so important. If we put bad fuel in our car, it won’t run as well. I think the same applies to our bodies, but maybe even to a more significant degree.
Eat right, and we can be more alert and energetic throughout the day. It will put us in a position to get more done and even do more in less time. The right food can give energy, the wrong food seems to encourage fatigue.
This is probably one area that’s tough to handle for a lot of people. If you want to get a lot out of your life (raising my hand), there is the tendency to try to do too much. You know, like being a perfectionist or taking on a large volume of activities. Perhaps spreading ourselves too thin, or simply not managing our time as well as we could.
Or, it could be other people who play a role in our stress. We may not have the tendencies I mentioned in the prior paragraph, but if we have others in our lives stressing us out, it can distract us from more productive activities. I think it’s important to learn how to deal with such people and be careful with stress. Actually, maybe even turn stressful situation into winning situations where possible!
Bottom Line – if we want to be wealthy, it only helps to be healthy. After all, health is what allows us to work. It also allows us to have time to work, and energy to make good decisions.
My Questions for You
Do you think of health and money in this way?
Are there any of these 4 areas that you plan to focus on in the future?