What’s really going on? What are the issues that may be preventing us from creating the life we want? Awareness and the ability to overcome the challenges is key to success.
Facts that matter:
1. The quality of life is going down
In the Western world the standard of living continues to improve with better food, clothing, housing, medical services, education, travel, technology, entertainment and career opportunities. Why, with all this improvement, are we still going backwards in our wellbeing? The quality of life is going down – happiness for many is an epic fail.
2. Mental wellness is causing disease
The World Health Organization reports that by the year 2020 mental illness (primarily depression) is going to be the number one condition in the developed world and will be the leading cause of disability and disease. And depression is fifty percent higher for females than for males.
3. Working parents are doing it tough
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that 78% of mothers and 92% of fathers with school age children from 6-14 years are in the paid workforce. Working parents are doing it especially tough — struggling under great pressure being pulled physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially.
4. Absenteeism is costly
The cost of absenteeism in Australia is estimated at $7 billion each year, while the cost of presenteeism — where we are at work but not fully functioning because of a medical condition — is at almost $26 billion.
5. Connection is causing a disconnection
There are enormous gains to be had at work and in life by using ICT well. Nevertheless, the time we spend on social media, surfing the net and on emails is having an impact. It reduces the time we spend on ourselves — nurturing our health, relationships, recreation and achievements.
We have to do something about these statistics now. The clock is always ticking and every precious minute counts. It’s never too late to become a True Believer and to avoid becoming an unhealthy statistic and to live the life you want. Awareness is the beginning.
Every Minute Counts and You Can Have It All!