Hello, everyone! Shane Catchpole here from Into Profits, and today, I want to share a personal journey that led me to some eye-opening revelations about the importance of health, even in the fast-paced world of online entrepreneurship.
Lesson 1: Health Can Surprise You
A few weeks ago, my girlfriend experienced a concerning issue with her vision, prompting a visit to an ophthalmologist. I decided to accompany her for support and used the opportunity to get a health check, something I hadn't done in over a year. It turned out to be a pivotal decision.
Lesson 2: Work-Life Balance Matters
The results of my health check were quite a shock. They indicated high cholesterol levels, a wake-up call for someone who prides themselves on maintaining a health-conscious and fit lifestyle. As I reflected on my work patterns, I realized I had unintentionally entered a prolonged period of intense work, grinding 14-15 hours a day for months on end.
Lesson 3: The 'Stinky Pond' Analogy and Active Recovery
My personal trainer, Josh, shared a striking analogy that stuck with me. He compared our bodies to ponds. Just like stagnant water in a pond can become unpleasant, our bodies can suffer when we're sedentary for too long. Josh suggested a remedy - incorporating active recovery days into our routines. It's not about intense workouts but gentle activities like walking, swimming, or yoga that keep our bodies in motion and rejuvenated.
We've all been there, caught up in the grind of online work, risking our well-being in the process. But there's a remedy for stagnation – it's called "active recovery." If you're curious about what it entails, you'll have to watch my YouTube video, where I delve deeper into these lessons and reveal the secrets to maintaining balance and feeling fantastic.
Let's break free from the overworking trap and prioritize our health. After all, it's our most valuable asset.