Don't Lose Focus

Don't Lose Focus

I have to travel more by plane these days, which your can see in the video above, and that has me thinking more about sleep, fitness, and my past health behaviors. In part of Rent-A-Cop Reboot, I wrote about how I would go to work when I was sick and in pain. I really thought I was Superman, but my focus should have been on my health.

Apparently I’m not alone. For example, the CDC recently reported that obesity is increasing in the US. We already know obesity raises your risk of having other chronic health conditions, but we now know that it can also raise your chances of getting seriously ill if you get COVID-19.

While we’re in this crazy time of watching COVID infections and deaths rise, but we have more in-person work days and people resisting pandemic-fighting protocols, I want you to remember this: Don’t lose focus!

Don’t lose focus on your health or your dreams. These things are related. It’s a lot easier to reach your dreams if you’re healthy.

Don’t do like I did and keep grabbing burgers and ignoring salads. Don’t ignore excessive drinking, excessive weight gain, or crash dieting for excessive weight loss. Don’t go right from the couch to an intense exercise program. Nobody can effectively work that way.

Make lifestyle changes and make them permanent, especially if you’ve tried and failed at dramatic changes before. Don’t be a living example of the old saying about insanity, which is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Do consider your surroundings, the places you go and the people you’re with. They can also determine who you become in life, what your future looks like. Do care for and value your mental health as much as you do your physical health.

Keep your focus! Get clear about your long-term goals and dreams, and don’t let anything stop you from reaching them. Make the changes you need to live the life you want. Commit to regularly practicing those changes, and they will become natural to you. With practice you will become perfect at your God-given gift.