Be Healthy, Be Productive by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
Busy school professionals often take their health for granted (like the rest of the healthy people do!) We do that because we think, ‘I’m fine. Nothing will happen to me.’ We all need to recognize that our health is that aspect of our life that allows us to have “pockets” in other areas. Pockets are defined as the “difference between calm and crazed.” You know perfectly well that when you are crazed, you are not an effective or productive administrator. So, pay attention to your health by considering these ten tips:
- Get a complete physical so you know where you stand health-wise. Call to make the appointment today. What are you risking by waiting?
- Once a year, make all the important check-up appointments that your doctor has recommended. You know what yearly check-ups I mean, don’t you?
- Don’t forget your dentist as one of your important medical appointments. It’s amazing what health pockets can be eliminated if our dental health is in decline. Haven’t you ever looked at those pictures at your dentist’s office? Eek!
- Take a good look through your medicine cabinet. What items are past their expiration dates? Throw out everything that has expired.
- Make a list of everything you DO take (including supplements) and make a copy of this list to give to every doctor and to carry with you in your planner or smartphone. I always access my list when I donate blood, for example, and it helps speed the process along.
- If you’re allergic to anything, be sure you wear a medical alert bracelet whenever you go out and about to exercise.
- Monitor any symptoms that you have. Do you notice patterns? Just keep a log in your planner.
- Take a multi-vitamin. It can’t hurt. And it might help.
- Get enough sleep. Drowsy driving is hazardous to your health.
- Look into alternative medicine. Therapeutic massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and others are considered to be mainstream medicine and may even be covered by your insurance. Even if they aren’t, consider them anyway.
The main idea with this week’s list is to recognize that when your health isn’t there, ALL of the other areas of your life are affected. Consequently, the need to put in pockets for your health is of paramount importance.
And if you want ways that you can maximize your positive energy and minimize your negative energy, then you will want to access the teleseminar Energy Charting: Quantify Your Value. All of the ideas in this class are offered with the intention of assisting you in your quest to have your energy, attitude, and direction fully focused on high-priority and high-value endeavors.