In my health coaching practice, the most successful people I see are usually the busiest: Traveling regularly, always on the go, and consistently achieving at the highest of levels. Yet despite their non-stop schedules, these highly successful people are usually my healthiest clients.
Why? Because they know that their time is a precious commodity and it should be spent on something equally as valuable: good health.
Indeed, the myth of “I’m too busy to be healthy” doesn’t apply to these individuals. They’re equally as pragmatic about their health as they are their careers; they recognize it’s a far more advantageous use of their time if they take a proactive, efficient approach to wellness now than to spend precious hours dealing with poor health later.
As a busy professional myself—a marketing exec-turned-health coach—I acutely understand the conflict that can arise between having time and having good health. But, as evidenced by my rock-star clients, I see firsthand that having a busy schedule isn’t an excuse to let healthy behaviors slide. Ahead, I’m busting the myth that “busy” means “unhealthy,” and showcasing some ways I’ve helped my clients have a loving relationship with time and, consequently, their health.