Do you ever find yourself saying “I can’t afford that” or “I don’t have time for that” when it comes to a topic related to your health? Maybe you don’t think you have the time to see a massage therapist or a chiropractor. Maybe you don’t think you have enough money to take probiotics or purchase a clean skin care routine. When you say you don’t have time or money for these things, you’re telling yourself your health is an expense when it should be in investment.
It’s not selfish to spend money on your health. Your health should always remain a priority as your body is the only place you have to live and you only get one of them. Invest in your body and your health and it will not let you down.
I’m not saying go out and spend money on the latest health fad or trend (like what’s popular on Dr. Oz these days) because those will come and go. When you spend money on your health, it should be part of your lifestyle. For example, buying fresh produce or cleaning up your body care routine with natural versions of products you’re going to use everyday. Taking a probiotic regularly because you noticed your bloat and indigestion is gone is part of a lifestyle. Buying a gym or yoga membership to keep your body healthy for your later years is an investment.
You can make your health an investment even if you don’t think you have the financial means. I guarantee you, if you take a hard look, you will find some extra money. Try saving every single receipt and tracking every single expense for an entire month and see where the money goes. When you discover you don’t need to spend as much as you do on coffee, or eating take out or new clothes, you will have the money you need to see an nutritionist or buy that supplement and invest in yourself.