Energize and Enhance Your Body

How one small shift in focus can improve your everyday health.

Your body is like a machine that runs automatically. Every organ, every vessel, every cell is constantly working to keep you alive. You don’t even have to think about it — your lungs keep you breathing while your heart pumps blood throughout your body.

But because we don’t have to think about it, it’s easy to take for granted: we eat foods that build up cholesterol in our systems, we overdo it on alcohol consumption, we undergo significant amounts of stress, we spend hours upon hours in front of the screen, we sacrifice sleep. And over time, this has the power to put a serious strain on our physical bodies, and can even lead to chronic illness and disease.

Rather than saying you are going to lose 10 pounds or are going to drink less and sleep more, shift your focus towards reminding yourself that your body is yours to take care of. And that every single decision we make — from what is on our plate to how many zzz’s we catch at night — has the potential to either help or hurt us.

You only get one body, that’s the deal. So why challenge it with cholesterol-laden foods? Why spend the day “wired and tired” instead of unplugging and getting outside? When you start focusing on energizing and enhancing your physical body instead of the end goal, you will start to make better decisions. And these decisions have the cumulative effect to create significant changes — in your body, in your health and in your life.

This post is authored by the Tony Robbins editorial team and first appeared on the Tony Robbins blog.