I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that it’s difficult to become and stay healthy. Many people say that achieving health requires many changes and uncomfortable compromises.
I partially agree with those statements.
I know that the path to become healthier is vague and “how to” signs are unreadable and often misleading.
However, there is one virtue that, in my opinion, everybody who desires to become healthy must have.
Consistency is the foundation of any healthy change.
It often doesn’t matter what you do, including whether you add vegetables to your food, ban sugar from your coffee or drink one beer, instead of four every night.
If you aren’t consistent, you will have difficulty in getting to your goals and most importantly maintaining what you’ve already achieved.
Consistency, will give your body a nice balance of calmness and direction.
A consistent plan with help your body to know what to expect and when to expect it.
Imagine what you would face with unknown challenges and alterations at work on a constant basis. What if your duties and work space changed based on the daily mood or taste of your manager.
I don’t want to work in such an environment. Would you?
I love to find my computer in its usual location, or my books where I left them.
Your body needs to know when to brace and look for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It needs to prepare itself to sleep. Your stomach needs to know when to rest and your brain needs to have enough time to cleanse itself from all the information bouncing around in its cells.
There is one more thing for some of you, who are already on medications.
Taking a medication on consistent basis matters. This means that the frequency and timing of a drug therapy can significantly affect the outcome of the entire treatment. Any irregularity or non-adherence to the regimen could result in undesired dosage spikes, leading to side-effects and waste.
In fact, people who take their medications consistently and at specific times during the day, will forget their medications less often.
I hope that you’ve a solid plan to become and stay healthy. However, I suggest that you work on making your daily activities and routines more consistent.
Stick to a consistent plan and your body and mind will love you forever.