Be purposeful in how you treat your body

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

— Jim Rohn

This principle defines the term “body” in a broad sense.  It is the whole body – physical, mental, and spiritual. This principle is about building self-respect and self-worth. If we have respect and worth for who we are on the inside, we will demonstrate this self-respect by how we treat our physical body.

Practically speaking, being purposeful in how you treat your body means taking actions that nourish your overall well-being. This includes eating right, exercising, and proactively managing your health and wellness. This is also about feeling good in your skin and looking good in your outward appearance. It means we are being purposeful to take care of our inner spirit.  It is about building self-confidence, starting from the inside, and is reflected in your outward appearance.

When you feel good, you look good. When you look good, you feel good. They go hand-in-hand. Often when we don’t feel we are taking care of our body, it can have a negative impact on our self-esteem. Taking actions that take care of your physical body can affect how you feel about yourself. When we care about ourselves, we care enough about ourselves to take care of our physical bodies.

Practical examples of Principle #3:

  • Schedule a physical
  • Join a gym or participating in a weight-loss program
  • Eat healthy
  • Engage in physical activities
  • Proactively manage stress
  • Drink 8 – 8 oz glasses of water each day
  • Sign up for a nutrition program