Many people think that living a healthy life is watching what you eat and exercising. Although this holds true the importance isn’t just in what you eat and how often you exercise. A life that is healthy is a healthy lifestyle. The same holds true that one should never go on a diet but rather have a diet. If after reading this, you don’t think you are living a healthy lifestyle then it’s never too late to transform it.
First, I agree that food is medicine and should be a number one priority in a healthy lifestyle. Incorpo- rating exercise is also extremely important but these two aspects aren’t all that you should be focusing on. Being grateful daily is another aspect of your daily routine that should be a big part of your lifestyle. Count your blessings every day. I count mine either while I am waking or funny enough, while I am brushing my teeth. I assess my day and feel gratitude for my health and health and safety of my family. It is no matter whether the gratitude is big or small. It is the positive thinking that makes our mind healthy. The body listens to every word we tell it. The body can’t tell the difference between a joke or not. Don’t magnify the negative. So, the more often you rephrase your thoughts and the outcomes,
the better off you’ll feel and be.
Appreciation. This is different than gratitude. Be appreciative of those around you that are in your circle or on your side. Having a healthy and supportive group of friends, family, co-workers, etc. is super healthy to your lifestyle. If you appreciate them, they appreciate you. The outcome is a healthy lifestyle because people that are appreciative of you do not want to see you doing something that is harmful to yourself or others. Let those people know how appreciative you are for them by giving them a call, dropping them a note, stopping by, making plans to get together, etc.
Stand firm in your truth. Some people have a difficult time living their authentic self. Make this a consistent routine. Be yourself, unapologetically.
Spirituality or religion is an important aspect to a healthy lifestyle. Connectedness to Source is extremely important to our health and wellness. Meditation or prayer can be extremely powerful and transformational in a positive way. Do what feels right to you here and what resonates with you.
Living a healthy lifestyle requires health in the mind, body, and spirit connection. No chair has just two legs. Think of this healthy lifestyle as a three-legged stool.
You need all three legs or pillars of health to truly prosper.
Our wellness comes not only from our physical health,
or our mental health, or our spiritual health but all three collectively. The planet more than ever needs all of us to collectively join together to ensure a healthy mind, body, and spirit. We need it just as importantly for positive transformation.
In Health and Wellness