Our view

Our View editorials are opinion pieces written by Outlook staff.

Everyone is in a rush in today’s world.

We have devices allowing us to do 10 times what we could do just a decade ago but we have to keep up with it too. Doing so means we often put off things like taking care of ourselves.

Our busy lives force us to decide between making more money or time with family or taking a little bit of time to go see the doctor about a nagging problem.

When we make the decision to make more money we might be giving up on time with our children and not making bonds and lifelong memories. 

When making the decision about visiting a doctor, many times we think it will just go away.

The Outlook wants to encourage you to take better care of yourself.

If you have that nagging problem, visit a doctor to have it checked out before it gets worse. The area has plenty of great doctors that will treat you like family. In some cases they may not be able to solve your problem, but they will get you somewhere that can.

Spend more time with friends and family. The time spent will be well remembered — not the extra money you made by working constantly. The time off will also help your mental well being.

So it’s simple — just take a few moments and take care of yourself and family.