The problem is we don’t have enough time to take care of everything.
When baby needs a new pair of shoes, or the gutter is broken, or there’s only one taco left and your kids are still hungry, it’s the right thing to put them first, and to do what’s best for them.
Good for you! Keep that up – for as long as you can.
Being a good dad will drain your reserves, reduce your willpower, and make you less of the man you are trying to be.
Over time, you can spend so much of your energy and resources taking care of your family, it can make you tired, and stressed, and hungry, and broke.
And that’s when you make bad decisions.
That’s when you aren’t acting like the Father that your family deserves.
We can do much better for our families, and stay calm and present through any late night tantrum, if we have been taking good care of ourselves. Your personal balance is the single greatest factor you control in maintaining the harmony of your home.
When you are feeling fit, you can handle stress.
You can handle difficulty.
You can Be the Better Dad for your kids.
If you actively work on your fitness.
For a Father, being physically fit is important, but it isn’t enough. You need to maintain your level of fitness in all 5 of these areas: