Taking an holistic approach to your health is one of the very best ways to make sure you are healthy and happy for life. Your mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected, so ensuring that you keep them all healthy is crucial. Here’s what you must do to keep your mind, body, and spirit in perfect health:
Still Your Mind And Meditate
Meditation is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your body. Meditation has so many proven benefits; you may find yourself with more clarity, more creativity, and much less stress. As meditation does all of these things for you, it not only helps your mind and spirit, but your body too. It really is a great all round exercise that everybody should be doing, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day. You can use apps and things to help you get started before you start doing it by yourself. When you get into the habit of doing it, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it!
Make Sure Your Diet Is As Colorful As Possible
The things you eat have a direct impact on how you look and feel. If you eat rubbish, you’ll feel rubbish, your skin may break out, and you may gain wait. If you eat healthy, natural foods that are all the colors of the rainbow, you’re going to feel so much better. You’ll feel alive, full of energy, and all powerful! Make sure you’re getting a good mix of proteins, carbs, and fats from healthy sources. An app can help you to track these if you’re just getting started, so you can clearly see what you need more of/less of. Always pay attention to how you feel after eating something.
Move Your Body In A Way That Feels Good
Moving the body is crucial, but you shouldn’t feel upset about it. So many people say they don’t enjoy exercise, but this just means they haven’t found a form of exercise that’s right for them. If you do something for 3 weeks and you still hate it, move on. It’s important you stick to something for at least 3 weeks, as this is how long it takes to instill new, healthy habits into your mind. You can try anything as long as it gets your body moving. Swimming, dancing, a combat sport, anything! The idea is that you’ll keep both your body and mind healthy. You should also be able to gain more confidence, as you’re progressing.
Let Go Of The Things, Beliefs And Emotions That May Be Holding You Back
We all have certain beliefs, emotions, and things that hold us back from where we really want to be. Maybe you have limiting beliefs around yourself that you need to change. Maybe you’re letting something that happened to you in the past define your present and future. You need to work on letting these things go if you’re going to get anywhere. If you need help, there are treatment options here that could be suitable. However, you’ll need to research the best process for you to start moving on and live the life you deserve.
Make Sure You’re Getting Plenty Of Sleep
Sleep is crucial for reducing stress and feeling great every day. If you don’t get enough, or you get too much, you can experience negative effects. Some people gain weight. Others just don’t perform as well as they could be at work. If your sleeping pattern is currently all over the place, this is something you should work on improving. Start by going to bed slightly earlier each night, until you’re sure you’re getting the amount of sleep you need. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day, even on weekends to get your body used to it. This can be hard at first, but it gets so much easier once you’re in the habit of it.
See The World Through The Eyes of Love
Instead of judging things and seeing the world through suspicious eyes, see the world through the eyes of love. Everyone and everything is an extension of you. Find things to love about everyone, from a moody shop assistant to a barking dog. The more you do this, the more good you’ll attract into your life. It might sound strange, but this method works for so many people.
Do Things That Make You Smile And Laugh
We should all belly laugh each day, so do things that make you smile and laugh as often as you can. This could be watching funny YouTube videos before you start your day, or taking the time to spend with a friend.
Go On Appreciation Rampages
In the morning, and even at night if you wish, go on an appreciation rampage. These rampages automatically put you in an amazing mood and ready to face the world. Plus, you should find that the more you find to appreciate, the more you actually have to appreciate. You can appreciate anything, from clean running water to your soft pillow. Nothing is too big or too small to add to your list. Come up with different things to add as often as you can!
Use Your Breath
Your breath is actually very powerful. If you’re feeling stressed, you can take a number of deep breaths until you feel calm again. Taking deep breaths signals to your body that you have nothing to worry about, and instantly calms you down. You know what else it does? Helps you to lose weight! This might sound crazy, but fat particles are actually released through the breath. As you signal to your body that you’re not stressed, it feels less of a need to hold onto fat for protection!
Reduce Stress And Anxiety
Reduce stress and anxiety in your life any way you can. Stop entertaining worrisome thoughts. Take long, hot baths. Spend time with relaxed people. Take on less work. Ground yourself by going outside barefoot. Whatever suits you!
Make Time For Your Hobbies
Do you make enough time for your hobbies? You should! Whether you love painting or knitting, you should make time for it each day. This will give you a better sense of achievement and well-being.
Get Outside More Often
Get outside and breathe in fresh air more often. Notice the trees, the color of flowers, and all of the other wonders of nature. Try to get outside each day, even if it’s just for a short time.
Reading can help you to expand your imagination and your mind. Try reading a mix of both fiction and non-fiction. There are so many incredible non-fiction books out there that can help you to get to where you want to be. However, becoming a self help junkie without actually implementing any steps is useless. At the end of the day, no book is going to automatically make you a superhuman force of nature. That’s down to you!
Focus On Self Growth And Expansion
When we stop growing, we stop living. How can you grow and expand today? Can you practice learning an instrument, or a language? Could you go to a class? You have so many options. You’re never too old!
Do One Thing On Your ‘To Do’ List Each Day
Making to do lists can feel great, providing you’re actually crossing things off of it. However, you shouldn’t put yourself under too much pressure. Coming up with one crucial thing and making the rest ‘extras’ is a good idea. As long as you do this one thing, feel free to congratulate yourself and celebrate. Ticking things off your list can feel so good!
Pay Attention To Your Feelings
Rather than trying to stuff your feelings down with food or make them go away with alcohol, pay attention to your feelings. This can be difficult, especially if you have many things you’ve never really dealt with. However, facing your demons will make you a much better, happier person in the long run.
Tidy And De-clutter Your Space
Living in a tidy, organized space is going to be better for your physical health, as well as your mental health. When you make space in your home, you also make space in your life for good things to come in. Get rid of things you’ve been holding onto that you no longer use. Be really vigilant about this and make your home as organized as you possibly can.
Get Away From Electronics/The Online World For A While
Many people spend their lives with their faces in a screen, but this is awful for so many reasons. It can create a disconnect from the real world, as well as mess with hormones in the body that promote sleep and general health. Do your best to limit the time you spend online, watching TV, on your phone, or on your computer. Get out there in the real world and you should notice a positive change in your health and life!