Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
~ Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978), (Charlie McCarthy)
Have you noticed that it has become socially acceptable to be a workaholic? Everyone is so focused on their work that no one has time for quality of life anymore and they justify it with the need to make a living. What people seem to be forgetting is that without your health, you have no livelihood.
Being in the health and fitness industry, you hear this excuse all the time - I'm too busy. What I hear people saying when they say that, is that my health is not a priority. Maybe when your health starts deteriorating and affecting your work, it will become a priority, but why let it get that far?
There are 168 hours in a week, can you honestly justify saying that you don't have enough time to dedicate to your well being? Without it, it doesn't matter how many hours are in your work week because you will not be able to slog through any of them.
So, the next time you're sitting at your desk answering that last e-mail, or taking the call from the person who can't wait instead of showing up for your workout or missing your run keep this in mind - I can guarantee that your work will be there when you get back, but your health will not wait for you.