Last August, I interviewed Chris Crowley, author of Younger Next Year, about his journey to creating vibrant health late in life.  His #1 recommendation was to exercise daily.  He is now in his eighties and still maintains a very active life.

It was summer when I did that interview, and I was already riding my bicycle 4-5 times a week.  We have miles of bike trails where I live, so this was easy. I wore a heart rate monitor and tracked my success.

Soon the cold weather kicked in, so I joined my husband’s gym and blocked out time on my calendar:  Monday and Wednesday for spinning class and Friday for yoga class.  There were days I didn’t want to go, but I “just did it anyway!”

Today I have almost every morning blocked out for the gym and reserve afternoons and some evenings to work.  Since I am an entrepreneur, I make my own schedule, so this really works well for me!

What I have noticed is that I am more effective, happier, sleep better and best of all, I am getting more done in less time.

Chris Crowley says:
“70% of aging is voluntary, and you can avoid it until you are near end of life.”

With our sedentary lifestyles, adding self-care to our work schedule is crucial because many of us plan to work well into our seventies doing work we love.

 Wealth means nothing if you don’t have your health!

I’ve written an article where I share my motto: “At midlife, self-care comes first!”  Click here to read it and download the worksheet.  It’s one of the first exercises I do with my private clients.

This exercise and worksheet will help you get clear in 2017 about what you want for yourself, your loved ones, and your money … in that order, because self-care comes first!  I hope you enjoy it!