Guest Post by Cheryl Cope
Physical self care-what is that? It is you taking care of the physical body that God gave to you. Only you (unless you are an invalid) can take proper care of your own body. No one else can do it for you.
Why practice physical self care as an entrepreneur?
To the extreme, if you don’t practice physical self care you will eventually wear yourself out and get physically ill. Our bodies can handle only so much abuse or neglect. Lack of self care will always catch up with you at some point.
As an entrepreneur you probably have a lot of “hats” to wear and some of you literally “do it all.” All the more reason to practice self care. If you get sick, who will run your business? Exactly! It stops! (Even if you have a lot of passive income streams, there are plenty of things that still depend on you for them to get done, like creating new content for example.)
Is God concerned about how we take care of our physical bodies?
Yes! Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost. God Himself actually resides within our physical bodies and He wants us to glorify Him in our bodies. (Would it be “glorifying” to God if we abused our bodies? if we neglected our bodies? if we overworked our bodies to the point of ill health?)
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, KJV)
What is necessary for the welfare of your body?
• Fresh air and sunshine
• Water-drinking approximately half of your body weight in ounces of water per day
• Healthy food including plenty of protein, vegetables and healthy fats (and avoiding too much junk food)
• 7-9 hours of sleep each night (more is just as unhealthy as not enough)
• Exercise (aerobic, strength and flexibility)
• Weight management (staying obese or highly overweight is physically unhealthy in the long-term)
• Good digestion/elimination—having regular bowel movements daily
• Bathing and oral care
Depending on the habits you have right now, you may need to write an appointment in your calendar for exercise. You may need to write down the foods you will be eating, write down mealtimes in your daily time schedule, or set a regular bed time and wake time.
Whatever needs improvement, I encourage you to not delay or make excuses. Your body will thank you for it, and in the long term, you will be more productive in your business.
She helps her clients change their habits including their thinking habits, which are at the root of most habit change. She incorporates prayer, biblical principles and the leading of the Holy Spirit in all aspects of her work. Cheryl offers private and group coaching programs. Her next group weight loss program starts in mid-January, 2012. For more information visit www.CherylCope.com or email Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.