Sunday, March 24, 2013
I woke up sick Friday morning...should have known it was coming. Mild muscle aches, an inability to tolerate alcohol, crabby…then during the work day a persistent congestion... Ugh. By Sunday I realized that my body had totally broken down over the years. Having been trained as an analytical chemist my brain started to search for modifications before my mind grasped what it was that I was struggling with. My own body chemistry and how it relates to the time constraints and stress of building a business.
Here I am. 53 years old. A person who once did the big foot as a teen on my cousin’s old bike. In a situation where a lack of self-maintenance has taken a toll in terms of unhealthy weight gain of 60 lbs., lack of sleep, high blood pressure, and low morale. All of which affect energy and attitude…in turn affecting how I am perceived by employees and customers. That hits right in the pocketbook.
It’s time to make some changes and stick with them. Instinct tells me that this is a turning point that may very well determine how long I might live and the quality of life that I might be living in the very near future.
Carving out time and energy will take some finesse.