“I believe the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” ~Joyce Meyer
“The first wealth is health.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” ~Thomas Dekker
“Health is not valued till sickness comes.” ~Thomas Fuller
“Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.” ~Plato
Let’s face it; health is taken for granted by many until it is lost. Even something as simple as getting a cold can throw your life into a whirlwind and make you appreciate when you felt well. Missing out on life because you are physically ill, emotionally distraught or spiritually empty is no fun at all.
Here are some things you can do right now to improve your health and start on your way to living a richer and fuller life.
Start appreciating what is good in your life instead of focusing on what is not. By keeping your focus on the not-so-good, you are setting yourself up just to attract more of it, as well as keeping yourself in a negative mind set.
Start accepting reality. One of the most futile things we can do is argue with reality, whether it is our past or something from our present.
By accepting our past reality as something that happened because it was meant to, otherwise it wouldn’t have happened, we can take ourselves out of victim mode and put ourselves into power mode. We are then in a position to learn from the past. The same holds true for the present. Arguing with your present circumstances will not put you into a mindset where you will be empowered with solutions on how to change these conditions.
Essentially, arguing with reality keeps you stuck in a constant state of anxiety with no solutions, growth or learning. It is no secret that anxiety and stress lead to poor health, and eventually to chronic disease.
Get support. If your emotional wounds and past traumas seem like too much to handle on your own, don’t be afraid to reach out and seek help and support. We are not meant to go through life alone and there is nothing strong or courageous about suffering in silence. Let down your armor and get the help that is right for you. Healing your mind brings you more joy and happiness and is a wonderful gift you can give yourself and others.
Eat for nutrition. Ultimately what our bodies need and want is food that is packed full of the nutrients that keep it functioning at its best.
When we fill our bodies full of empty calories (in other words, foods that are packed full of preservatives, processed sugars, pesticides, trans fats, and GMOs), we are starving our bodies of the nutrition it needs and can only get from natural whole foods.
Sleep well. Whether it is more sleep or better quality sleep, our bodies need time to rejuvenate and repair. This process only happens during our sleep cycle. To deprive our body of sleep is to deny ourselves of optimal health. If sleep is a problem for you, then there are plenty of resources available to help find both the cause of your sleep issues and the solutions that can work for you.
Get moving. Plain and simple, our bodies need to move. If you are not moving enough or getting the exercise you need then your health is going to be negatively affected. Find some form of exercise that, makes you feel good and keeps you motivated. Exercise is a natural antidepressant, so it is also good for the mind.
Hang out with uplifting and generally positive people. These are people who inspire, uplift and help bring out the best in you. Spending time with complainers, whiners and generally negative people is not going to lift your spirit and does not provide a healthy environment to enrich the soul.
If you are one of the negative people, then ask yourself what you need to do in order to change. Your health and happiness depend upon it.
Read uplifting and inspiring books or articles. If you look for things to read that will bring you down there is no shortage out there. I am not suggesting you ignore what is going on in the world. I am suggesting, however, finding a balance that includes a positive, supporting outlook and lightness of spirit—one that keeps us grounded in our highest self.
Create a spiritual practice. A spiritual practice is something that helps keep you connected to the deeper part of yourself. It knows your truth and gives you the guidance you need to navigate your best life. It could be a daily mediation practice, it could be getting out in nature, it could be journaling, it could be prayer, or anything that allows you to connect to your spiritual side.
In a world that is full of outside influences trying to tell us who to be and what to do, we need this type of practice so we don’t lose sight of our higher nature. As much as we are human beings, we are also spiritual beings.Click here to schedule your free call with Gina.