Anyone who has ever bought something of significant value weighs up the cost not only in terms of the initial outlay or what they have to pay right now but also what it will cost over the life of ownership.
Think, long term reliability issues like: how often will it break down?; what servicing or maintenance will it need?; and how much are replacement parts?
Let’s take your car as an example.
When you only get work done on your car (most peoples biggest asset outside of their home) most people wither wait until it breaks down (big correction required) or keep it in tip top condition by putting it in for regular servicing (planned/preventative maintenance).
Breakdowns usually cost a motza compared to the smaller, known dollars required for regular preventative maintenance.
When a car breaks down there are a number of inconveniences that make the cost of breakdowns more costly:
And all because you had a mindset of “wait till it breaks” rather than “look after it now”.
At the end of the day, no matter how much it costs, cars, bikes, boats, “things”, can be replaced given enough money.
With your body, there is no replacement.
Sure, these days you can replace hips, limbs, internal body parts and the wonders of science to “patch” you up is quite amazing. Again, these things are available and dependent on the depth of your pockets.
And REALLY would you want to go through the pain, downtime, poor health and emotional distress of having to go through that process if you had a choice?
Are you a wait till it breaks person or a take care of it now person?
Do you go to the doctor or dentist only when you are really sick and have a massive toothache OR for annual check up to ensure you are on the right track?
I have a friend who would pay her children $10 if they went to the dentist and didn’t have to have work done. Smart lady!! She not only did not have big dentist bills, her children learned the value of preventative maintenance.
Do you go to the chiropractor when you can’t move your arm OR for regular adjustments so you are more flexible and painless day to day?
Your physical body is only part of it.
What about your mental, emotional and spiritual bodies?
What are the long term costs of neglecting these areas?
When you push yourself mentally and emotionally and don’t have a “check up” along the way what happens?
What is the cost of having an emotional breakdown or “burnout”?
Tangible costs are that you are unable to work for a period.
This places additional pressure on your daily life, relationships are strained and you have nothing left for anyone else. Others have to care for you, physically you are more tired and susceptible to other physical illnesses, and financially the medical bills are bigger!
The intangible costs are the unseen and many times the hardest to heal. Your Spirit breaks, you take a blow to your confidence, you may lose friends, you feel unworthy, and life becomes a struggle, you have to step out of life to take time to heal yourself.
Why wait to be in CRISIS and be broken!!
Plan in some maintenance for yourself and your personal well-being.
Signs to look out for:
Look after your biggest and most valuable irreplaceable asset – YOU
There are heaps of ways to do this now so find something that suits you.
Having a Breathwork consultation with a qualified practitioner is one way.
Breathwork is a self-responsible, safe and gentle way to maintain a healthy physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
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Yours in living life to the fullest.
My passions are nature, people, and building cultures of cooperation, harmony, sharing and reverence for life. I enjoy working with people to help them understand themselves and others so they can reach their full potential in life.