Healthy living is a matter of making peace with yourself, others, and the world around you. It’s about balancing your life, time, and obligations as well as balancing your mind, body and spirit.
You can use a variety of techniques to achieve health and balance, but true harmony and balance comes from within.
It's Time to Put Your Health First
Your well being should be a priority in your life, but let’s be honest, life gets in the way. The job, the house, the kids, and more all demand our time and energy making it so easy to place our health on the back burner, leaving it unattended until illness sneaks up.
Our health can be something that's taken for granted. We feel invincible until it fails us. We live in a stressed out, crazy fast, and toxic world that takes a toll on our body, mind, and spirit. If we get caught in the rat race trap, life happens and we get older, sicker, fatter, stressed and further away from our goals and dreams. However, by taking preventive action in the form of adopting a more healthy lifestyle you will reap many rewards including better health, mental vitality, a longer life and lasting joy!
Choose Health For the Right Reasons
Do it for yourself. The motivation needs to come from within you, not someone else. When you try to change or improve yourself for other people, you can lose sight of your motivation.
The deeper your commitment to your health and happiness, the more difficult it is to cheat on a diet, forego exercise, or skip a meditation practice.
Where To Start?
See your doctor or other health practitioner. I regularly visit a homeopath or naturopath depending on my needs. Know your numbers. If you haven't been to see a doctor in a while or are in need of an annual checkup, start by making an appointment to get your health evaluated. This will give you a good foundation for what improvements or changes need to be made.
Find an exercise routine you can incorporate regularly into your lifestyle. It can be as easy as going for a walk. Just put on your shoes and get outdoors. The fresh air and the walk will do wonders for your health. If you have a hard time scheduling a walk, start by taking the stairs whenever you can and park your car so you have to walk a bit further at the store or office. You don’t have to exercise for hours everyday. Every action counts. Make a commitment to start.
Make changes in your diet. Start simple. Pay attention to what you put into your body. Try reducing red meat, processed foods, refined sugars, caffeine, and alcohol for starters. Increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake. Be sure to start off each day with a healthy breakfast and don't skip meals. Drink plenty of filtered water throughout the day as well.
Find time to relax. It's imperative to take care of your mental health, also, by incorporating relaxation techniques into your lifestyle. Regular relaxation helps reduce stress and anxiety and recharges you so you can bring more energy and passion to all areas of your life.
That list is just for starters. If you want a bit more information, you can download my Balanced Living report here. The information is meant to be a helpful guide to the many other ways to take care of yourself, balance your life, and find harmonious living for your body, mind, and soul. It all begins with you.