Question for you:
Has your work day increased in length over the last 12 months?
One of the common side effects of last years shambles of a year is that people working from home were perceived to be able for longer by their work.
Two reasons behind this – the first was there was no need for commute time, so you were expected to be available longer.
Second is that you should have been grateful just to have a job and do whatever was needed to ensure you still had a job. Or the perception as much even if it wasn’t actually implied.
Either way, working hours are no longer the standard 9-5 for most people.
I’m sure you’d agree with that at least?
Anyways, I read something yesterday how the WHO (World Health Organisation) have found that working longer hours is killing hundreds of thousands more people each year as a result of stroke and heart disease.
This stat was from 2016 too, so imagine what it will be for last year.
I guess we’ll have to wait until 2026 to find that out.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t send out all these messages to be fear mongering. I’ll leave that to the clickbait journalists who profit from fear.
What I do intend is to have these as a reminder of why we do what we do when it comes to actually making the time to work out.
And hopefully prioritise your health, and your family, over work.
Cause there’s always another job out there if this one is literally driving you to another grave, but there isn’t really another parent who can just step in and look after your kids like you do.
So message for today is keep prioritising your health.
Keep setting the early alarm to get to training – even if it is colder.
You’ll warm up in a couple of minutes anyways.
Skip the snooze and keep on enjoying the benefits throughout your day.
And if you do know of anyone who could do with a bit of extra encouragement and accountability with their training, I’d love to have a chat with them and invite them along.