Moving Forward And Putting Your Health First In Life

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Marleny Hucks
Marleny Hucks
Marlene (or Marleny as she is known in Spanish) is a mentor, teacher, cross-cultural trainer, storyteller, writer, and for those who have been under her leadership or simply sat across the table from her, she is a mirror of destiny. Her love of word and image were formed early on by one of her heroes, Dr. Seuss. If you asked those who know her well, they would describe her a compassionate, funny, wise, curious, honest, real, strong, sensitive and totally human which comes out as she teaches and writes. She sees all of life, even the most mundane, through faith and believes that who we become as we live this side of the veil is what matters not the journey itself or our circumstances. Marleny Hucks has spent her life crossing bridges. She comes from a diverse background of ministry roles and contexts as well as has transitioned in and out of the business world. Having lived outside the country as well as traveled extensively she has a fascination with culture causes her to live her life within a global mosaic no matter where her feet are planted. Marlene currently lives in South Carolina with her husband David, who owns a news company but who she says is a “crime fighter”, bringing light into darkness in their systems of their city. Marleny currently works as a content management specialist covering Myrtle Beach News for MyrtleBeachSC News.

Life is hard. Things are always going wrong, things happen and we don’t know why, but we need to keep moving forward as best we can. The one thing that you cannot do among all of this is shut down and let your health decline. Your health is important, and it’s essential that you are putting it first where you can. This is the best thing that you can do for yourself, and even for those around you in some cases. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you need to do in order to move forward and put your health first. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

Deal With Emotional Trauma

First, you need to start by dealing with any emotional trauma that you may have. Yes, we understand that this is going to be tough. Yes, we understand that this is not something that a lot of people are ready for, but you have got to do your best to get ready. It’s difficult to face the demons inside of your head, and talk to someone about them, but it’s more difficult to live like this every single day of your life.

Emotional trauma is tough, and we’re not saying that it is going to be sorted overnight, but at least you are making progress. At least you are trying to put yourself first and give yourself the absolute best chance in life. It’s better than burying your head in the sand and simply pretending that you are coping absolutely fine.

Take Care Of Your Body

Your body is another thing that you have got to take care of, but a lot of people don’t. Have you ever heard of the expression ‘you are what you eat’? It’s not about turning into a piece of chocolate, it’s about how you feel. For example, if you are eating fruits and vegetables, then you are going to feel energized, invigorated and so much better than if you are constantly eating fried foods and takeout. If you do this, you will end up feeling sluggish, constantly tired and never having any energy.

As well as eating a balanced diet, you should also be looking into exercising on a more regular basis. Ideally, you should try to get yourself into a routine where you exercise regularly and make the most out of the fact that you still can.

Get Enough Sleep

Often, people underestimate the importance of sleep for the human body and health, but it is an essential part. If you don’t go to sleep and get enough rest, your body is not going to be able to work at maximum capacity, it prioritizes functions while you are awake, and conducts the rest when you are sleeping. When you don’t sleep, it doesn’t get this option, and therefore you end up tired and feeling like poop.

Experts recommend that you get around seven hours of sleep per night as a grown adult, with teens and kids needing more. If you struggle to go to sleep that’s okay, a lot of people do. Try to implement a bedtime routine so that your brain understands that this means it’s time for bed. Leave your phone outside your room while you sleep, and don’t get into bed throughout the day.

Seek Out A Doctor When Needed

The final thing that we are going to mention is that if you think there is something wrong, you need to seek out a doctor. It’s always best to get checked over, especially if you have been involved in some kind of accident, or experienced some kind of trauma. For example, there have been VCF cancer payouts in the past, and you need to know if you may be able to claim on something like this. Your doctor will deal with the medical side for you, running all the tests and explaining to you what condition your body is in. 

Make sure that you listen to what they say, and follow the advice they give you for moving forward.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be doing in order to put your health first. A lot of people struggle to put their health first for various reasons, but it’s important to do so. Your health is one of the things that you can largely control in your life, so make sure that you are doing your best at the very least. Leave the past where it belongs, and let’s move forward. 

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