Quite a provocative title for a new psychological healthcare blog, but I am dead serious! I tell you.
I graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Sherbrooke. I then began with the enthusiasm of the latest graduate to shift the world. I was hired during the dotcom in California going from promotion to promotion where I began an MBA at the Keller Graduate School of Management.
So far, you have perhaps realized that I am a type A: ambitious and perfectionist, like many of us.
As I tripped over my life, traveling the world, and burning the candle at both ends, small health issues began to surface. Come to think of it, these had even started in school.
Wanting to accomplish so severely, performance anxiety and stress had previously crept into my intestinal tract making a diagnosis of chronic constipation at 18 with no real result other than to suffer or be antiseptic. Later, during my MBA, insomnia occurred with similar opportunities. Endure or medicate me. Either way, I had chosen to endure. Being young, I couldn’t understand why my body wasn’t doing its job. After all, I did mine brilliantly!
Anyway, here’s a summary of other issues that surfaced in the years that followed: widely varying weights, severe acne, improved stress with politics as I designed through the ranks, impatient, restlessness, muscle aches, constant aches, and severe insomnia, mental fog, memory loss, cessation of periods very young, anemia, fatigue, and other vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
At the peak of my ancestry, I was identified with a fibroid tumor on my uterus needing lumps and a hysterectomy on my breasts which fortunately turned out to be non-cancerous. As if we were supposed to know all this or that it wasn’t an important factor in explaining the cause of my problems.
What I understand now is that I got my health for allowed and gave no attention to it. All my time was dedicated to learning, working, and surpassing myself in business! So, no time to inform me on how to take care of my health. We take our health so much for granted that at the limit it becomes an invincibility syndrome.
Hence the title of my text. Do you, like me, take your health for granted? Have you ever ignored your body’s signals? Are you listening? Do you understand how to take care of yourself?
I have recovered all my health after 10 years of fitness. I now realize that I had failed in my number one job, which is to take care of myself. Health or psych evaluation near me is not the cause of opportunity.
Ultimately, although we can attend the best universities, we are not educated on how to take care of ourselves. However, health is what we have most wanted to give the best of ourselves and understand our dreams.
In my next blogs, I will share the fruit of my inventions with you: quick little tips and good habits to put in place to always be at your best.
We look forward to inspiring and guiding you on the path to optimal health.