We all realize how important it is to keep our mind and body ticking along smoothly and healthily. A healthy mind and a healthy body are what we all work so hard towards.
Perhaps, like me, last year you haven’t managed to reach your health goals and this may have been for a number of reasons. Perhaps you had a personal set back that prevented you from getting out there and exercising every day. Maybe your mindset went through a shift that you couldn’t control. Whatever your reasons may be, the good news is that there is a way to find a healthy balance for our lives.
We need to realize that expressing our thoughts can really enhance the way we feel about ourselves. Health isn’t just about putting on running shoes and drinking a kale smoothie! It’s about feeling healthy within our mind too.
Here are 7 simple steps that can help us succeed with health goals with ease this year.
Healthy Mind and Healthy Body : 7 Simple Steps to Succeed
1. Back to Basics
If you want to get to the root of your health issues, you need to go back to basics for a moment. Have you been keeping up with your regular doctor and dentist check ups? The answer is probably “no.” It’s no wonder that you’re not feeling on top form, because there are probably numerous underlying problems that haven’t been picked up by a healthcare professional. You need to visit your for regular check ups, even if you’re feeling okay. When was the last time you had your teeth checked? You need a biological dentist that has integrity, so that you know you can trust them implicitly. As soon as you keep up with these fundamental appointments you will feel so much better and your mind will also be at ease.
2. Eat Smart
You may already know this, but the food you eat has a direct impact on your mood and energy levels. Fuel up on nutritious whole grains and slow releasing carbohydrates. Ditch the sugar in your tea and coffee and sweeten it with a little honey, jaggery or coconut sugar. This will keep your energy levels high and your concentration levels at a good pace too.
3. Move and Groove
Move your body at any possible opportunity. Even if you dance whilst brushing your teeth, you will be instantly giving yourself a mood boost. This will help you kick start your day in the best way possible!
4. Get Outside
As soon as you go outside you will find that your mood changes for the better. If you’re the type of person who often stays cooped up indoors, this might be the root of your health problem. You need to get Vitamin D every single day and you need to enjoy the beauty of nature. Aim to go for a walk at least once a day, even if it’s only for ten minutes or so.
5. Smile More
Believe it or not, smiling can improve your overall health dramatically. You can trick your brain into feeling positive, even when you’re having a terrible day. Next time you go outside try smiling and five strangers and see how it impacts your mood. You will start to feel so good about yourself and it’s all because of those clever mouth muscles!
6. Practice Gratitude
You need to be truly grateful for the amazing things you have in your life right now. If you aren’t practicing gratitude every single day, you are missing a trick. Write down three things every morning when you wake up that you’re grateful for you. This will set you up for a positive, enthusiastic and successful day. It is very easy to become complacent and always be looking for more. With this simple exercise you will start to see the true beauty and value in what you already have.
7. Find Your Happiness
Ultimately, you need to find something that makes you feel truly happy. Whether it’s a new hobby, a person or a place, you need to discover this for yourself. As soon as you know what it is, you can revert back to it whenever you need a quick pick me up.
As soon as you incorporate these useful things into your life you will find a sense of health and happiness. You need to define health for yourself and ignore other people’s perceptions of health to them. Everyone will have their own personal goals to attain, so make sure you laser focus on yours. As soon as you start making these small and simple changes you will find true happiness and health. The best thing of all, is that it came from within you!