This blog post was inspired by a conversation I had recently. A person I know is going through some serious medical issues and as he was taken to surgery, his last thoughts were about his bills. I am sure that in between, he thought about his family. I believe his biggest concern was not to leave his family paying his bills. Still, this was a wake up call for me for many reasons. It made me wonder what kind of life are we living?
I have been very frustrated lately about the progress of certain aspects of my life. I’m not where I want to be physically, mentally or emotionally. My gut is the one paying the biggest consequences. As you may know, I have a couple of medical conditions that get exacerbated with stress. So this week, the conditions have decided to give me hell to pay. Add to that the fact that sometimes, when you are feeling a little low, you like to eat some things that might not be the best food choices. You have the recipe for the week of pain.
When I had this conversation about death and bills, it suddenly dawned on me that some things are too important in life to wait for them to get fixed on their own. I decided my health comes first. I don’t know how I am going to pull this off, I need some time to get healthy again and to meditate and do yoga. Those have always been great ways to relieve stress and get back to the swing of things.
That made me ask the question: what kind of life are you living? I am not expecting you to be happy 100% of the time. What I am expecting is for you to live a life where health and life is a priority. We don’t live to work, we work to enjoy life. If you are in a spot where you feel like all you do is pay the bills and that is the reason why you can’t take a leave of absence, it is time to change your ways. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Hard work is necessary, and so is hard play. Don’t let your responsibilities kill you because if they do, you are not going to pay the bills anyway. I am having a chat with some people today. If you are feeling like my friend or like me, change is necessary. Do what is right for you.