3 Unique Ways to Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body
Rather you’re young or old, man or woman, rich or poor, one thing is certain: maintaining a high-quality lifestyle is important and paramount to lifelong happiness, bliss and a healthy mind and body.
Many of us living within Western civilization get caught up in the throes of our daily routine and fail to maintain a proper work-life balance or engage in the activities that allow us to grow — spiritually and mentally.
If you’re tired of stagnating, or you simply want to see what life has in store, try incorporating these fundamentals in the upcoming weeks and months.
Develop a Productivity Routine
Rather we want to admit it or not, humans are creatures of habit and routine. When you wake up each morning, if you’re anything like us, you reach for the alarm clock, head to the bathroom, stick a toothbrush in your mouth and begin your morning ritual.
Although you don’t have to give a second thought to these actions, you’ve been performing them habitually for years. Rather you know it or not, these morning rituals can be molded and shaped into a process that causes spiritual and physical growth.
Highly successful entrepreneurs, billionaires, tech giants, and business owners agree that their day begins before they step foot into the office.
Mark Zuckerberg — CEO and founder of Facebook — exclaims that his day begins by engaging with his emails followed by a morning run. “I try to go for a run or workout, that’s a good way to start the day.” Moreover, Richard Branson — founder of Virgin — dedicates his early morning hours to controlling the flow of his day and proactively engaging with his businesses.
Eat More Vegetables
Now that you’re waking up earlier and dedicating your early hours to a productive routine, let’s throw foods into our diet that will fuel our ambition. Located below is a brief list of vegetables that can assist you with your workflow while also acting as natural ways to lower blood pressure.
- Collard Greens
But let’s be honest: Most individuals don’t consume these foods on a regular basis because they’re, to put it bluntly, bland and stale. Instead of taking a bite of a huge head of lettuce like a crazy person, learn to season and spruce up your veggies into a tasty salad dish.
That last tool in your arsenal for creating a new you is by making a productive habit of reading on a daily basis. Although many people favor Netflix specials and YouTube Videos — and let’s not lie to each other, tv shows can be addicting — to crave their entertainment needs, books are just as good.
Reading has been shown to improve mental strength by increasing gray matter and providing a stress-free action that can still the mind. The next time you’re alone and bored, reach for those Lord of the Rings books you’ve been neglecting!
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.
We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I have accepted that I will never find perfect balance at as a mom, and no matter how others perceive me as a working mom, both being a mom and a professional help me to progress as a woman.
2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?
I’m grateful for the resilience that my trials have instilled in me. As hard as my trials have been they have helped me empathize with others more and to become a better person.
3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.
Becoming a mother and feeling the love of my children has been the most rewarding experience of my life. That love coupled with a desire to maintain their love and respect is one of my biggest motivators in life.