Good day folks, I hope you are having a productive weekend.

Perfect Manifesto is dedicated to discussing self-improvement – my fundamental belief is that health should always be at the foundation of this, because if you can’t manage your own physical fitness how do you expect to achieve anything else?

People get into self-improvement because they want to maximise the possibilities in their life.

But imagine:

  • Trying to achieve that goal if you’re struggling with mental health.
  • Playing with your kids if you have mobility problems caused by weight.
  • Having the endurance to persist through setbacks if your mindset lacks resilience.
  • Getting into a new relationship when you are fat and unhappy with how you look.
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Good health is essential to your system so you can effectively work towards ambitions.

Being healtyh has benefits like increasing longevity of your life, but for me, what is more important is the life I do have is of good quality – not being able to do something because I lack the physical fitness I work to avoid.

If you’ve been a long time reader you are probably aware I dislike bucket lists – they are so false in nature, simply a wish list of ideas, many which aren’t even a genuine desire of the individual, just something that sounds like it will make them an interesting person.

If you have actual goals a bucket list seems pointless, but to contradict myself, I do have one bucket item:

To win the dad races at my daughters’ school sports day.

Okay, it’s hardly a bucket list journey and it’s not something to milk a book out of, but it’s important for me to have children who are proud of their dads fitness, inspiring them to be healthy too.

And if that isn’t a good motivation to be healthy, I don’t know what is.

The Health and Wellbeing Checklist:

Therefore, as you go about your goals, have a think about what you can do to take better care of your health and wellbeing everyday:


☑Drink water?

☑Cook healthy meals?

☑Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables?

☑Plan your schedule?

☑Talk through a problem?

☑Call a friend/relative who you haven’t spoke to for a while?

☑Do something to exceed what you’ve already done?

☑Take action to make a niggling injury that less painful?

☑Think positive?

☑Journal to manage your emotions?

Anything else you would like to add to the list?…

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16 thoughts on “Why Self-Improvement Starts With Health…

  1. Good luck with the dad races James, I like this post. It makes sense it’s sad people don’t value fitness and physical health much. I feel what you’re saying about goals and bucket list is contradicting. I think they’re fairly similar in a sense that it gives vision to strive to be better.

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    1. Thank you! I’ve noticed some people are ambitious but really neglect taking care of their health so they aren’t able to be as effective in their goals.

      Bucket list items, a bit like new year resolutions to me are a great starting point for someone to dream and have aspirations, it’s the ability to plan what you’re going to do to get there, that makes them more realistic and becoming worthy a being a goal.

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

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