I had a bit of a health scare today that landed me in the hospital for 2 hours. Over the past few weeks I've been trying to fix my sleeping hours as well the time of the day when I eat my food. Since I tend to stay up late to work and also keep myself updated on things in our industry I have an odd schedule compared to most people with a normal routine.
Today, an hour after I had my lunch I had massive chest pain. I was dizzy and felt a bit nauseated. I also got hit with a bout of anxiety. The pain didn't subside but kept increasing and I wasn't sure what this was but considering I was able to move around I figured I should get to the hospital after trying to figure out what was happening.
I called my family doctor and made it to the hospital accompanied by my mother. Luckily the ECG and the blood reports ruled out any issue with the heart. But, the ECG did show minor abnormality but my doctor assured me there's nothing to fear currently.
However it turns out people as young as me have had heart attacks owing to crazy work schedules and pressure. Crazy work scheduled and ignoring your health for work has unfortunately become the new normal.
I'm quite ambitious as a person and I burn the mid-night oil all the time in order to keep working towards the professional goals I've set for myself every year. However, in the process I've ignored my health a little off late. This seemed like a wake-up call.
Sometimes when we push through constantly we end up building up a lot of stress. The past few months were extremely hectic for me. Falling crypto prices also meant one needed to work harder and constantly monitor the markets to see how can benefit the most and stay afloat through the tough phase.
I've decided to work on improving my sleeping schedule, eat three meals a day and start exercising. We have many lifestyle related issues today. Even if you are self-employed there is so many responsibilities when you are working full-time in any particular domain. Stress is a big factor plaguing most young professionals today. My issue in part today was stress led gastritis.
I'm on some meds for the next week and in the meantime I've also decided to build a diet and work-out plan. My Orthopedic surgeon has given me the green signal as far as the past fractures in my leg is concerned.
I'm calling my old gym tomorrow and figure out a mild work out routine to help me build some lost muscle in my leg from my major accident last year as well as improve the overall fitness before my long travel for prior to Steemfest 3.
If things go according to plan I intend on spending a month in EU prior to the Steemfest. Hence, I would like to be in good health for the event when I get there as there's a lot of work to be done to make the Steemfest event a great success. Not only that I also want to travel a few places and enjoy all that Europe has on offer once again.
Hence, over the next few weeks I'm going to devote more time to myself, reduce my work a little bit and spend time engaging in some exercise and eat healthy.
After all, Health is wealth they say!
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