The ultimate goal that everyone wants to reach is being happy and healthy. Getting your mind and body in the right place can significantly increase your overall quality of life and allow you to be the person you’ve always imagined. Getting there can be a little bit tricky though.
Here are a few ways to help you get started on your journey to being the healthiest and happiest you!
Eating the right food is important for your physical health, but it can also affect your mental health. Eating healthy shouldn’t be about going on the latest diet, but it should be a lifestyle change.
You can start to choose wholesome foods that will energize you and help your digestion. You can consult a nutritionist or find recipes online by searching for things such as healthy pasta sauce.
Your body needs exercise. This is not to say that you need to get into intense strength training on a daily basis, but you should get some sort of moderate workout in each day.
This can be as simple as a walk in your neighborhood, three sets up push-ups, or 3 sets of holding planks—something to get your heart energized.
Many people don’t like exercising because they find it boring. There are so many fun classes out there these days though. You may have to try a few different types of physical activity before you find what works for you.
Many adults don’t get the sleep that their body needs because their lives are so busy, sleep gets put on the back burner. While it can be tempting to lose a few hours of sleep each night so that you can get everything done that you need to, it can actually be harmful to your health.
It’s all about finding balance in your life, so you may have to move things around and figure out how to get a little more shuteye each night.
Meditation helps to promote self-awareness. There is no need to spend hours each day in complete silence with your thoughts, but if you can give yourself even five minutes a day to meditate properly, you’ll reap the benefits.
Meditation is more than just stepping away from technology and taking a minute to breathe. There are different techniques that can help you get the most out of your meditation time. You can look online for videos and information to help you get started or find a book about meditation.
You can also find yoga classes in your area that help teach meditation and breathing techniques.
Giving back is a great way to help others while allowing you to feel happier at the same time. It can change the way you see the world, and it allows you the opportunity to get to know other people from all walks of life. Find a cause you are passionate about and start helping out when you can.
Remember that the transformation won’t happen overnight. It takes time to get yourself where you want to be. You can try not to get frustrated along the way, but learn to appreciate the journey. You’ll then wake up one day to find you’re exactly who you want to be.
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. 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 the perfect balance 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.