Take care of your health

This might not be of a NEWS for you, but I said that I need to write it as reminder for me, for my friends and loved ones. A post about health, and funny enough that SELF-HELP is officially a category under HEALTH in podcasts and Books, so as a self-help post… You Need to Read about Health!

There’s no surprise anywhere, that as you grow older, your physical well being becomes more of a priority than you ever thought it would.

To look at this topic from couple of perspectives, it’s important to highlight that our body (generally) takes care of itself, you know healthy cells taking care of bad cells, just like when you cut yourself, eventually, it will regenerate back (not as quick as X-MEN’S WOLVERINE but still..)

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

Our physical health and mental health are equally as important that I figured over the years, as in the evolution of our bodies, our stressful situations involved running away from predators, where at that time, our mind would shut and our only option is to RUN or get eaten by a Lion.

So the idea behind the link between the mental and physical health, is probably that once the mind is under stress, more likely your body will feel threatened and will stop most of its regular functions and concentrate on fleeing the scene… (I’m exaggerating a bit, but you got my point).

It could be an endless Loop behind having a healthy lifestyle and a fighting stress… But then.. Here we are!

This week’s tip is about (Duhhhh) having a healthy lifestyle, and taking care of your health.

  • To start with, make sure you have regular checkups, it doesn’t hurt really, and you will develop a trend (on what is going up or what is going down…).
  • Eating healthy or not, is really up to you, (cause no matter how much I would say it’s important, you can still screw it up), just make a balance between whatever you eat… Try to limit some items, alternate others… Spoil yourself “responsibly“… and more.
  • Take care of your Vitamins… Vitamin D is a serious thing; so check your levels, and get exposed to the Sun or take some supplements from time to time.
  • WORK OUT… Or Walk… Or MOVE… anything… ANYTHING is better than Nothing, if you do it at a ratio that is manageable to you.

So finally, you really don’t know when your metabolism will start dropping, and when you will start NOT BURNING these calories… So better turn things around… and grow from there.

Like Zig Ziglar once said: You can’t buy a Horse for a Million $, and feed it Junk Food! and your body is the same… it’s worth MILLIONS so act accordingly.

On the mental stress part, we are all under these from time to time, so if you can’t remove them, at least try to find your way on how to deal with your life with that stress in it.. So maybe take some times during the week where you WILL DISCONNECT FROM THAT STRESS… and afterwards you will get back to that… You Owe it to yourself.

Have a beautiful and healthy week,
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Samer Chidiac is a Strategic Innovation Advisor, a Business Psychologist, a Philanthropist, an Author and a Speaker. 

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You will know how heavy a burden was, when you let it go

When I started delivering workshops on Time Management, I’ve almost always started with this example… The Example of How Heavy the glass of water is. (or a bottle, depending how it would work out)


How heavy is a glass of water?

A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked,”How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 4oz to 12oz.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

He continued,”And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”

“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.”

“So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow.”

“Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. So, my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don’t pick it up again until after you’ve rested a while.”


This week’s tip, is about discovering the wasted energy that we can suffer from without knowing… You see we may be carrying something very delicate and not necessarily heavy, but requires constant concentration and attention, for a long time that we almost destroy our productivity.

Just take a REAL look at what you are carrying, and believe me, you wouldn’t know how REALLY heavy the load you have, until you let it go… Even for an Evening… so do not underestimate the small pending issues you have, cause they may be killing your productivity softly..

Whether it was the electricity bill you forgot to pay, or that old relationship you still are holding on to, every small stuff, will be a huge burden after a while, and it will need further energy to sustain… And you might realize that you’re not actually afraid of letting go… but from moving forward…

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.

~Nicole Sobon

Enjoy your Week!

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Samer Chidiac

Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.

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