Can you imagine leading digital transformation initiatives while grappling with headaches?
For as long as I remember, I suffered from migraine. But this didn’t stop me from creating outstanding enterprise solutions. How? Well, by taking painkillers, of course. Please don’t judge me. This is not me promoting painkillers. If it is anything, it’s quite the opposite. See, I thought I had no other choice because doctors couldn’t find the reason for my headaches, and I was hopeless.
This was my reality until I started doing HATHA Yoga. At first, I didn’t believe it was going to help. It was time-consuming. I had to do daily practices in cycles of 48 days without any interruption or risk starting the exercises from the beginning. As part of the Yoga practices, I also had to change my eating habits and diet: less sugar, less coffee, no coke, no bread, and only two meals per day.
After just six months, the headaches were gone. I couldn’t believe it! A couple of months later and the knee pain was gone too. A few months later, I lost 40 kilograms without feeling hungry or damaging my body. I quit smoking, too, not because I wanted to. No! One day I didn’t feel like smoking anymore. I became less stressed, less angry, less frustrated, and calmer. My family, and friends, couldn’t recognize me. Hell, I couldn’t even recognize myself.
It was hard, but I persisted, persevered, succeeded.
Today, I’m older but look and feel healthier than before. I might have more gray hair, but I’m more agile, clear-headed, and laser-focused. I can work longer hours without getting tired. I was never as productive as I’m today. Yoga has transformed and impacted my life in so many ways. Perhaps, even more, yoga has improved my relationship with my family and friends.
If you do the right thing and take care of your physical and mental well-being, the right things will happen to you.
I think #stevejobs said it beautifully:
“Eat your food as your medicine, otherwise, you have to eat medicine as your food.”
Are you doing the right things?