Are you paying to lose your health?
This experience happened to me today morning. It brought to my mind a question; What is the cost you are paying to lose your health? What is cost you are willing to save to gain your health? Stop paying to lose your health. This story does not reflect only my life. It reflects your life too. Our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced Ayushman Bharat, a health scheme that provides Insurance to all segments of society in a phased manner. But, that is only an Insurance. What can you do to protect your health? Gain your health? Improve your health? Here is my story which woke me up to this realisation.
I woke up in the morning and freshened up. As usual, I picked up the nylon bag and money to purchase milk for our morning coffee ritual. As I walked out of the gate, a scooter veered towards me and a middle aged man with a big nylon bag of milk packets supported between his legs approached me and asked me; “Do you want milk?” to which I replied; “Yes, I do”. Then he told me, I can supply milk to your door everyday at the same time. I will charge you ₹100 as monthly delivery charges. The money he was charging wasn’t much. I stood thinking. Just then, a thought struck in my mind.
I have been walking every morning to buy milk and flowers. I don’t have to pay anything for my walking. And my health is good only because I get to walk in the mornings. The rest of the day I am either driving or sitting in my office working. This is the only time I give myself to gain my physical health and spend that time with me.
How much are you paying to lose your health?
This is the question; What is the cost you are paying to lose your health? What is the cost you are paying to give up your time with yourself?
In how many ways are you paying costs everyday to give up your health?
You may have people who drop the newspaper or a magazine at your doorstep. You may have people who buy vegetables or shop groceries for you! Or you may have people to tend to your garden or clean something that has spilt on the floor. Every bit of it is actually exercise that will keep your body healthy. Are you paying to lose your health?
Remember, Whatever insurance you have is only a scheme that will save you when you lose your health. That is only an Insurance. What can you do to protect your health? Gain your health? Improve your health? Your Insurance scheme does not cover that!
What you can do!
Wouldn’t it be better if you took on some of these tasks just to give your body that little exercise it needs to stay healthy? Can you begin by taking over some of these tasks so that you can renew your commitment to yourself, give that me time to yourself? Can you work to gain your health?
Stop paying to lose your health
It’s very simple. All you have to do is to begin. Stop paying to lose your health. Start saving to give your time to yourself and gain your health. You will feel inspired and motivated to continue doing it.
Save cost to gain your Health?
Today, decide to save cost to upkeep your health. It might seem a little difficult in the beginning. You’ll get used to it in less that 5 days.
Please use the comment box below to let me know what costs you saved today to upkeep your health. And keep it going one day at a time. I am sure you won’t regret.
— Mahesh Krishnamurthy