Ok, perhaps this is an unlikely scenario as most of our work is sent in digital format now, but you get my point! By leaving a minor weekly task or ignoring something important because we'd rather be doing something else, we know that eventually there will be something much more time consuming further down the line. In so many things, in so many ways, this is how life works. In the same way that we aim to keep on top of our work, our cleaning and our grocery shopping it is so important to carve out time for our health too - especially if we really don't have the time! In the end, by doing this, we save time. It’s much more pleasant to take time out for a 20 minute walk every day or have a monthly bodywork appointment than it is to take days or weeks out due to illness or pain. Many of my clients choose to come and see me for a monthly MOT and I find far fewer imbalances in their bodies than in people who come to see me sporadically or only when things hurt and they need me to 'fix' them. By making this a regular habit, they are boosting their body’s capacity to heal, remaining more balanced and raising their levels of vitality. They get ill less frequently, get better sleep and their digestion is more efficient.
We need to remember that it's not that we don't have the time (or money) for health, we just choose not to prioritise it - and yet, without it, nothing else is possible. And if we really don't have time for health, we have chosen and created a life that we can't sustain. One of my favourite quotes is by a Buddhist teacher who says 'If you don't have time to meditate for 20 minutes each day, you need to do it for an hour!' :-)
I truly love life and I want to share what I know so that other people can feel well enough to love it too. So, my invitation to you is to give yourself the gift of time, every day in some way, to nourish the vessel in which you live - your amazing body. And who knows, maybe if you do have ‘enough time to be ill’ - you won't need it!