Why you should get healthy slowly

Why you should get healthy slowly

Why you should get healthy slowly

By Published On: May 17th, 2024

We live in a world where everybody thinks you will have instant results once you decide to do something.

You’ll understand what I mean if you’ve ever spent time on social media or at a casino!

Billionaire investment guru Warren Buffet once said, “You don’t get rich quickly; you get rich slowly.” 

Buffet refers to his philosophy of investing and staying invested in the long run, letting compounding work its magic.

I had that instant mindset when setting out to write my book  – it would only take six months to write (it took three years), it would come out, and instantly, I’d get booked all over the world to talk about it (I’m still working on that one).  

It doesn’t happen like that. Things take time.

But what happens is that most of us, including myself, sometimes don’t have the patience. 

It’s a lot like changing your health behaviours and establishing better habits. 

Many people don’t have the patience to go through the process and appreciate the time it takes for all the small things to become significant. 

These small things could be as simple as:

  • reading a few pages of a book every day before bed to relax
  • practicing a new skill, like chopping veggies for a few minutes daily, to improve the health of your meals.
  • laying your play clothes (aka workout gear) the night before beside your bed so they are the first thing you put on in the morning

It’s like throwing a handful of seeds in the garden to grow every spring. They begin to sprout at different times, but the result is beautiful.

James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits, writes (and I quote him in my book on page 39 and read it to my dog Cooper on Instagram HERE):

“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day, yet the impact they deliver over the months and years can be enormous.” 

This concept reassures us that even the smallest actions, when done consistently, can lead to significant and lasting change.

You have to start taking the action steps now. 

Then, you get momentum.

Remember, if you want to bring real, lasting change in your health, it’s a slow process but a journey worth taking.

Each step you take, each habit you build, brings you closer to better health and quality of life over the long run. 

So why not get healthy slowly and embrace the journey? It’s not just about the destination but the satisfaction of the progress you make along the way.

Play on!

PS: Whenever you are ready, here are 3 more ways I can help you PLAY for life:

  1. Click here to grab a copy of my best-selling book, The Play Book: How To Get In The Habit Of Good Health.
  2. Join the FREE 7-Days of Healthy Habits Course that can help you starting today.
  3. Do you want to work with me on your wellness goals? Click here to book a call and discover precisely what that would look like.

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About the Author: Janet Omstead

To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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