Write Your Own Prescription for Health and Happiness

June 12, 2012 — 3 Comments

Prescription For HappinessHave you ever said to yourself “I wish THEY made a pill for that?” If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re on board with about 95% of the population. But, the fact to the matter is that “the pill” has always been there, right in front of you the entire time.

I am convinced that 95% of all health problems and “need” for medication stem from lack of nutritional up keep via healthy diet, proper sleeping habits, and exercise. But here is the kicker… each one of these depends on the other. You can eat like the biggest health nut on the planet, but if you’re not getting enough exercise and/or sleep, it’s not going to have the same effect as if it was balanced by the others.

“You are the sum of what you consume. Be careful what you feed yourself with; physically and mentally.”

I’m amazed at the amount of people who are convinced that what they hear on the radio and see on their TVs is 100% accurate. I haven’t owned a TV in over 10 years and since I’ve moved to Phoenix, which was almost two years ago, I’ve yet to turn my radio on.

The amount of “noise” is sickening. I think it was Donald Trump who said “I’d rather not be informed at all than to be misinformed.” Think of all the people you know who base their life around “other’s” lifestyle. Or worse yet, watching them to continuously watch Hollywood fed fairy tales and expect for their friends and family to follow suit. Sure, it’s an industry and a business but it’s not a healthy one. We all have the same amount of time, so consider how much of it you spend reading or watching about “bath salts” and “child abductions” or “political spin doctors.” Consider allotting that time reading a good book about world history, or the amazing wonders of insulin and how our bodies function properly. Or perhaps spend some time at a local community center or church. Better yet, spend the time with the people that you love, whether it’s in person, on the phone, or via video conference.

When you find yourself being unhappy with yourself, that’s the perfect time to love those who mean the most to you even more.

When you are experiencing your very last moments here on earth, do you want to be surrounded by the superficial items most of our careers paved for us, the trophies we’ve won, OR the people who mean the most to us? I certainly choose the latter.

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  • http://curiouscat.wordpress.com/ John Hunter

    Exercise and a healthy diet make a huge difference.  There is far too much reliance on drugs to try and deal with symptoms.  Granted there are some instances when drugs are necessary, but overall we take far too many, creating many more problems, and do far to little about exercise and healthy diet.

  • http://www.geoffsnyder.com Geoff Snyder

    John, Our viewpoint couldn’t be more aligned. I think you are absolutely correct. Drugs are a bandage for most and it’s a sad reality. Although,  just the other night I watched the “Forks Not Knives” documentary and was happy to see a doctor being proactive with his patience; educating them about proper diet and exercise, instead of shoving more pills down their throats!  Thanks for taking the time to comment. ~ Geoff

  • Lpalm

    This post was very refreshing to read. I couldnt agree more!!!