How do you feel when you look at yourself? Are you pleased? Satisfied? Annoyed? Or Upset, maybe? Perhaps, you are meditating over a thought how much nicer it would be if it were 2 sizes smaller… Or, may be you have already tried a couple of diets and even work out. Still, the key point is to maintain a healthy lifestyle in general and you feel better in general as well.
But what is understood under the concept of healthy lifestyle? If you think that the idea presupposes non-drinking and non-smoking, then you are mistaken. First of all, you should begin with the mind and this means getting rid of all the undesired stress and anxiety. Surely, in our world it is not always easy to do but still, being mentally well-balanced helps a lot.
And in general, it is very much recommended that you think about your food and work, the way and the place you live, what you do, who are your friends and acquaintances, and etc. Perhaps, you will have to change a lot and this will require self-motivation and a certain amount of discipline. Until you find out what is best for you there will be no change. Perhaps, you will face some things that are out of your control and the wisest decision will be to let them go and take your life as it is. Moreover, you will realize that a healthy lifestyle is a long-lasting process and something to be enjoyed. And, of course, starting a new lifestyle will require effort and cannot be defined by the number of achieved goals.
Here there are some recommendations that might be useful. They are simple and require little effort as soon as you’ve decided to overlook your life.
• The best thing is moderation – either it concerns food you eat, or your work, or rest, or whatever else.
• Pay close attention to the foods you eat. The products should be fresh and healthy. Eat more fruit and vegetables and less junk food. Find out new recipes and try them. Make the process of cooking as much entertaining as you can.
• Do not forget about exercises. They should not necessarily be hard and exhausting workouts. Do whatever gives you pleasure – jog, swim, go to dancing classes, practice yoga – anything will be good. Make your body move and do not allow it to be without movement too long, especially if you have a sedentary job.
• Go to regular medical check-ups – do not neglect your health. It is always easier to treat a condition when it is recognized early.
• If it is possible, do the things you love doing and money will come with it.
• Do not overestimate yourself and do only those things that you are really able to do.
• There is no need to copy someone’s living and try hard to keep up with their level no matter the cost. This is only fraught with the unnecessary stress and financial problems. But if you come to think about it seriously – is this what you really need? Do you really need the same posh car as your next-door neighbors? Or the same state-of-art cell phone of the latest modification? Do you really feel pleased with its complexity regarding that all you need it to be able to do is to call? Perhaps, it is better to be yourself and follow your own priorities. Keep it simple.
• Try to make your day scheduled: this will help you not to waste time in vain and concentrate on the most vital things first. Moreover, you will not have to bear any unnecessary stress causing from delays and deadlines.
• Try to keep your bills in order – this will make your life also less stressful; as well as the clever decision not to loan more than you are expecting to pay back.
• Think positive. And though this recommendation has become common sense it is more than effective. Get rid of all the negativity in your thoughts as soon as possible – it does you only harm. The more you see the world in dark colors the more it becomes such. Try your best not to entertain negative or self-derogatory thoughts and emotions and replace them with good and hopeful ones.
• Be open to people and new experiences, be sincere and outgoing, positive and funny. People will be attracted as they will feel your positive tune and value your open smile. Again, being positive will not make only you happy, but the people around you will be happier as well.
• Finally, life is complicated and it will be hell to live, if everything around were taken too seriously all the time. Therefore be able to smile and laugh. And what is even more important – be able to enjoy every single moment of the life that you have, whatever it is.