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Russell Wilson’s $1 million wellness budget proves we must always bet on health

GOAT NFL quarterback Russell Wilson has one hell of a wellness budget.

If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it is that health should always be our priority. From our minds, bodies, and spirit it is apparent that these three things go hand in hand essentially affecting the things we do on a day-to-day basis.

As the coronavirus numbers continue to escalate, creatives and athletes have been doing what they can to stay inspired. While everyday life can serve as inspiration towards that creativity, the pandemic has haltered this outlet as living conditions change.

As a result, wellness has been a vital aspect of feeding one’s creative process. With the NFL season in full swing, superstar quarterback Russell Wilson has proven that you simply cannot put a price tag on wellness.

Russell Wilson doesn’t put a price tag on wellness.

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Being one of the most naturally gifted athletes in sports today is simply not enough for him as he’s gone the extra mile to condition himself. On a recent episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, Russell Wilson was invited to talk about one of the key aspects of his top-notch performance this season.

Attributing his workout regimen as one of the reasons, Wilson spoke about the team effort that goes into his routine in regards to his recovery. Russell Wilson followed up by mentioning the fact that he puts aside $1 Million budget for a full-time performance and wellness team.

Consisting of two hyperbaric chambers, a full-time trainer, physical therapist, and two chefs, it is safe to say that Wilson plays no games when it comes to his overall wellness.

It’s a 25/8 type of thing

Considering the fact many do not share the same financial portfolio as Russell Wilson, it is important to find what works for you. In this time where we are being confronted by so much information and anticipation at once, recovery is a must for our mental stability.

Despite his physical superiority, Russell Wilson has an understanding of the many factors outside of the NFL that will contribute to his success. This same notion of good overall wellness and fitness is applicable to creatives who feel like their creativity may have hit a wall.

A fit creative is a prospering creative

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Whether it be yoga, therapy, or meditation, it is pivotal for creatives at large to find what works. Also, a wellness regimen that will keep their minds, creativity, bodies, and spirits in a state of stability. The mind simply cannot create organically when it is under stress, and in this moment of unrest, the pressure is a normal occurrence.

The fact is that you can’t put a price tag on wellness and health because when it comes to creativity there is so much more than the gift itself.

If you are not putting yourself in the position to be creatively prosperous, the gift can easily become a curse.