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I used to think they’re were two groups in society, the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. It turns out there’s a third group.

I didn’t realise this, and I never heard the phrase before. There are the haves, the have nots and the have lots.

The have lots have loads of money, and can pretty much stay in a hotel any night they wish, and any hotel too. They can pretty well do what they want. So can we all, I might argue, but there’s always a fairly large ‘within reason’ hanging around. Money stops the vast majority of us doing literally anything.

Now obviously there are tiers within tiers, and not all the have lots can buy a Premier League football club. But, it must be a funny feeling if you can do what you want, without compromise. How do you choose? Does it make choosing more difficult?

Do you spend as much time working on your health as you do earning, or working on your wealth? No, I didn’t think so, me neither. It’s a luxury of time that not many of us can afford.

It’s still hugely important that you prioritise your health, though. You can have your health without wealth, but if you don’t have your health, then it doesn’t matter how much money you have. You can’t take it with you when you shuffle up your mortal coil.

It’s easy to get sucked into work and family, and then diet, health and exercise take a back seat. Even though we know that a healthy lifestyle makes us work better and live longer, still sometimes weeks or months go by without us doing anything about the yin to our yang of work.

Unless I have a specific game of sport organised, I find it harder to muster the¬†time and energy for exercise the longer the day goes on, which is why I try and get at least some exercise done first thing in the morning. It sets me up for the day and the clever people tell me it increases my metabolism for the day too, meaning I absorb my food better. That’s a win-win for me.

So don’t forget to prioritise your health. You family and work will thank you for it. And you’ll thank yourself that you’ve increased your¬†chances of enjoying your wealth for longer.