ALLURE MEDICAL - all•u Magazine all·u Magazine Spring 2018 - Page 22

DEAN GRAZIOSI Dean Graziosi & WELLNESS HEALTH THERE’S AN old Indian proverb that says “a man with his health has a thousand wishes and a man without his health has but just one.” There is no money, there is no thriving business, there is no ROI or EBITDA that can help you when you’re sick and don’t have your health. When you don’t have your health, nothing else matters. We get the opportunity to pay for our health in advance—or at least do all we can to prevent illness—so we can enjoy the spoils of our hard work. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a businessperson, or someone who just works hard at a job or career, you know you say yes to things when no one else is watching. You work hard when no one else does, doing more than most, putting forth the effort, time, and energy. So making health a part of your life, a part of your routine, isn’t something you should do. It’s something you must do. Well, you’re either going to pay now or pay later. And for all the money you make in the world, if you are sick when you are older, you would give it all back for more time, for more health. Here is a silly analogy I heard that I think 22 SPRING 2018 works great for the issue of health. If you owned a million-dollar racehorse and had all your money invested in it, and having that horse win was the difference between you or your company making it, how would you treat that million- dollar racehorse? Would you not let it get enough sleep? Would you overstress it? Would you not give it great food? Would you give it preservatives? Would you be mean to it? Would you not let the horse have time to just chill some days? No, of course not. You would feed it the best nutritious food. You would get it a trainer and make sure it felt good. You’d get it a naturopath and a nutritionist. You would play soothing music for it. You wouldn’t let it get stressed. What about you? You are your own million-dollar racehorse. How are you treating you? What kind of words are you using to beat yourself up when things don’t go right? What kind of food are you feeding your body? What kind of movement and exercise are you doing? Are you doing meditation or yoga, something to soothe the mind? You are your own million-dollar racehorse. For me, exercise is a part of my life. It’s a part of my morning ritual and a part of my morning routine, but there’s more to it than that. It’s more than just the exercise. I’ll give you an example of my morning routine. First—and I learned this from Arianna Huffington— at night, when you go to bed, put your phone on airplane mode. So many of us wake up in the middle of the night and check our phone. It’s two feet from our head. Or we wake up in the morning and the first thing we do is check for email or text messages. And what you are doing is playing Russian roulette with your phone, deciding if you’re going to start your day in an offensive or defensive mood, if your confidence is going to be down or really down because you don’t know what’s coming in. So what I’d suggest is to put your phone on airplane mode before you go to sleep and not look at it in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning when you wake up. Next, you should create a seven-minute routine that you do when you first wake up in the morning. Maybe you already have an hour or two to meditate and practice gratitude, which is amazing and you should. But if not, when your eyes