Fitness of the Fittest
When you think of fitness what comes to mind? Proper nutrition, hydration, hitting the gym, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, yoga, martial arts? Ok, I may date myself here, however, I vividly remember the “Presidential Physical Fitness Award“ which was presented to students who were in the 85th> percentile for physical fitness. I always had a dream of being one of those kids, however, it took me until I was 30 before I found a level of fitness that could have ever competed with those kids at school!
With what now seems like a lifelong pursuit of good health and fitness, I’ve come to recognize that fitness goes far beyond the physical self. In fact, to be the fittest, we must take a more holistic approach to include our physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual selves.
Look, what we do as real estate professionals is hard work. Perhaps, not physically hard but hard nonetheless. Evenings, weekends, after-hour commitments, market fluctuations, negotiations, coordination, hand-holding, marriage, and financial counseling…and that’s all on top of our commitments to our kids, spouse, parents, and extended family, not to mention our schools, churches, and communities.
Working out is important for the quality of life and longevity. However finding a balance to include our mental, emotional and spiritual health is a key ingredient to living our best life.
What’s your holistic approach to being the fittest of the fit? Find that balance and see how much stronger you become.