Friday, August 15, 2008
This post is in reflection to my role as an RN. I feel that I have to speak the blunt truth to patients, and this is the truth of what I spoke yesterday. You've got one life, and one body which acts as a shell in which you live this life. Therefore, it frustrates me to no end when people do not take care of their body, and once you have ignored your body your life experiences are compensated to make up for your lack of physical stamina. For some, due to illnesses and accidents this is unavoidable. But what I am writing about today are people that are not willing to step up to the plate and face the consequences of poor health decisions. Many of us struggle with health battles such as weight loss, and smoking cessation and get frustrated when things don't change quickly or easily. Unfortunately, these things take time! You need to focus on your goal of a healthy lifestyle and forego the complaining and do something about it. The life we live has molded us to expect instant gratifications. Your life is not like your cell phone; when the charge goes out, you can't just plug it in and wait for it to recharge. Like I said earlier, you have one life to live - live it to the best you could ever imagine. Get motivated and do something - before it is too late.