Generally, the answer to this question is… NO.
This is a very common answer for the parents and business owners out there, and many of my tech friends in Silicon Valley who are hoping to make a lot of money in a short time with a .com start-up.
If you are not a priority at this time given your other values, your lifestyle will eventually lead to PAIN (it happens quick when you hit 40). Pain is the result of STRESS to your physiology.
Stress leads to belly fat, weight gain, a sluggish thyroid, autoimmune disorders, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, muscle and joint pain, high blood pressure and more.
These symptoms often lead to medications to manage the pain, but the real culprit is…
Lack of Attention to Self
As I reflect back to certain times in my life, I have also put myself behind other values and paid the price with stress.
When I make myself a priority, I experience the following more often:
- Improved connection with clients, friends and God
Tony Robbins says energy flows where energy goes.
If most of your energy is going towards your business, you will generally develop a good business, but other areas will suffer (family, health, etc.) If most of your energy is going towards your education, you may be highly educated, but lack in other areas also. If your health & wellness is a priority you will do whatever it takes to achieve your health & wellness goals. You will eventually learn that health & wellness isn’t all about the workouts, but a daily commitment to:
- High quality and frequent, low sugar food intake
- Connection with friends and family
- Daily movement
Making you a priority is the #1 structure for success in my programs! This is a very hard structure to implement given we are better at taking care of others than ourselves and we are distracted easily. Make yourself a priority and do something every day that moves you towards your goals.
September is a great time to put you first. Vacations are over and kids are in school. There is no better time than now.
Brien Shamp brings you 22 years of experience as a Body Transformation Expert, Personal Trainer, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Massage Therapist, Strength Coach for College & Pro Athletes and Reiki Practitioner. In 2011 he was nominated one of the top ten trainers in the country. Brien has a degree in Biomechanics from UC Davis and extensive graduate studies in Exercise Physiology from SF State. Brien won first place in the Met-Rx World’s Best Personal Trainer Contest in 1999 and was nominated Best in the Bay by KRON 4 for Weight Loss in 2009. He is an active author in Parenting on the Peninsula, Ms. Fitness Magazine and his FREE Blog with thousands of subscribers at www.BrienShamp.com.