My home is nearly 30 years old. I can’t imagine that I have lived in the same house for that length of time. Most of my friends have moved several times, but my husband and I have remained here and raised our three children in it.
With age, the house has needed some repairs, as well as some major renovations in the bathrooms and kitchen. Windows and roof shingles have all be replaced, as well as, the water heater and furnace.
While flooring has been changed in most rooms, the ceramic tile in the kitchen, bathroom and along the hall is showing it’s age and needs some attending to. Come to think of it the walls could use a fresh coat of paint, our deck outside could use a face lift and I can think of a list of repairs that need attention.
Being a homeowner means that there will always be projects around the house to keep it in good repair and functioning well. If I neglect it, the results would be disastrous.
Our bodies, are just like our homes. We need to keep them in good repair and functioning well. If we neglect eating well, exercising or getting our proper sleep we are doing a disservice to ourselves. There are going to be times that we don’t follow through with proper maintenance due to the busyness, stress, celebrations, vacations etc. and that’s ok! However, if we understand the need to work on those areas and get back on track we will be able to live healthier lives as we age.
The next time you look in the mirror, or reach for little treat remember that you are an ongoing project and it’s vitally important, for your health’s sake, to keep working on you. You are a work in progress; upgrade, maintain and renovate. Be good to yourself and love your body.