There seems to be more social and financial pressure than in recent years. We feel more pressure to earn, to live up to social norms, and so forth.
With that type of pressure, it’s hard to stay healthy. When life is hectic, we often sacrifice our health. But that’s a mistake.
The moment you ignore your health, your overall well-being deteriorates FAST.
Last year, I had serious stomach problems which made me work out less. I also had less energy and focus and it was a dreadful feeling. I knew I had to get out of the slump, even if I didn’t feel a hundred percent.
After dealing with the issues for a while, I decided to change my mindset. Instead of taking the pain as it came, I decided to work out through my pain.
One person who inspired me to change my mindset is David Goggins, who wrote Can’t Hurt Me (I’ve listened to the audio version several times). In his book, he talks about how he started out as a depressed, overweight young man. And how he transformed himself into a Navy SEAL and ultramarathon runner.