I’m going to be sharing with you guys six ways in which you can implement a healthy lifestyle. And by healthy I don’t just mean eat healthy workout. I’m going to be covering all things wellness not just eating right and working out. We are going to cover all of it so the first thing that you want to do is
Your mental state and your mindfulness are a huge component in starting a healthy lifestyle. You cannot start a salutary lifestyle if you are not psychologically in it to win it. You kind of has to analyze where you are right now. So start with your mindset see where you are looking at the space around you. Look at yourself mentally emotionally physically your space where you are right now and when you check-in. There is no point in dwelling in the past or taking that negative mindset with you. Through creating and implementing a healthier lifestyle accept the space that you’re in right now.
You don’t want to think in the past and you don’t want to think in the future. So creating this mindset and this mindfulness at the beginning of your healthy lifestyle journey is going to be detrimental to the success of it. So our mindset is kind of like an iceberg 10% of our mind is the reflection of what we see externally but 90% of our mindset stems from the internal reflection that we see our internal world. Rather than the physical world, you can create mindfulness through a multitude of different exercises. Meditation yoga listening to music taking a nature walk practice gratitude positive self-talk positive anecdote.
The next step in fulfilling a healthy lifestyle is to
Give up your bad habits:
To make way for the new healthy habits we all know what our bad habits are. We have habits or things that we do in our life that don’t make us feel good physically and you know very well. What that is in your life whether that’s a person a job your diet not working out not getting enough sleep things like that that you don’t want to be incorporated into your life anymore. You’re going to kind of write all the things that you want to let go of in order to create space for those new habits. An example could be if you watch so much TV maybe cut one of the TV shows out instead of watching that TV show that takes 30 minutes of your time.
Go running instead or go for a walk or go to sleep early to help fix your sleep schedule. Take something negative and create a positive habit out of it but it takes 21 days to create a habit. So if you are starting a newer habit make sure that you’re keeping track of that habit. You want to make sure that you’re creating realistic not overwhelming habits you don’t want to like. Put all of your habits down and you have like 20 habits to do every day now and you’re like.
You’re not going to be seeing immediate results a lot of people just want quick fast immediate results and that’s not the case. A habit is a lifestyle and a lifestyle is what you want to be living. You want it to kind of come naturally rather than just forcing yourself to kind of go crazy for a short amount of time and then end up quitting in the long run.
So the third step that I have for you guys is to
Focus on walking:
You want to aim for about 10,000 steps a day. If you think about two hours start your day of walking that’s not a lot you can do little things to kind of get your 10,000 steps. For example, you can park farther away from where you’re going and walk wherever you are at the grocery store or whatever and walk back instead of parking. You can take the stairs instead of the lift. If you have a pet take them for morning and evening walks.
If you work in an office so go take a walk around the building if you’re going to the bathroom for your bathroom break. Or a lunch break takes the longer route rather than the shorter route. If you have groceries instead of taking all the bags and one round takes two bags at a time and go up and down and up and down the stairs and you’ll be amazed how much walking you can kind of incorporate into your daily routine.
Our society is so solitary based now that it’s really sad. It causes so much physical damage but also mental damage. This creates glitches and our brain functions. It creates a loss of connection to the world which then increases depression. So much to benefit from actually moving your body movement creates flow. Not only with your organs but with your brain and just happiness in general.
So the fourth step in order to implement a healthy lifestyle is of course
Fueling your body:
With the correct exercise and food, this is extremely important when it comes to diet and exercise diet. You can’t have a salutary lifestyle if you’re working out but then you’re eating like you have to feed your body. That’s going to give you the energy and recover quickly to keep it going. Also, allow for flexibility you don’t want to be too strict on yourself because, and again if you slip up you’ll end up getting into a rut.
So as to make long haul achievement with success when it comes to diet is to allow cheat days or cheat meals. And I hate the word cheat because it’s a lifestyle it’s not like a diet that you’re on. If you want to designate one day of the week to you know eating out or going out with friends. Because if you don’t you’re going to be so strict to the point where it’s literally going to plummet. If God forbid you to slip if you have a hard time eating healthy food try focusing on saying I choose to eat this rather than I should eat this. I kind of tricks your brain into thinking yeah I do want this. You do your body really does want the healthy food changing up your Nether in the way you talk about.
Food is really beneficial in creating long-term success and when it comes to working out obviously you want to make sure that you’re moving your body every day. Whether that’s through yoga taking your steps every day could be a form of exercise running. You know strength training cycling there’s so many benefits to working out and increases your endorphins. You create happiness in your life and of course, you get the body you want who doesn’t want that. So the fifth thing to implement a healthy lifestyle is to
Learn something new every day:
So many different ways to get knowledge today you can watch a TED talk watch a YouTube video listen to a podcast. You can work on your skills whether that’s cooking, gardening, art, call a friend, and have like intellectual conversations. Like debate in a really healthy way ask each other questions about like your different views. It also motivates and keeps your inspiration up and going it kind of keeps that drive keep implementing healthy lifestyles and find new ways to implement healthy lifestyles and overall it just is such a great benefit.
So the sixth thing that I have for you is a
When I say nightly cleanup I mean your environment your space you know. Do your dishes, dust mop create space for like a positive morning put your workout clothes out, and your running shoes out. If you want to work out and run in the morning just kind of create space for a positive tomorrow. No one likes to wake up to like a messy apartment or a messy room in the morning. Because that will just make you feel in sluggish but not only that mentally give yourself a nightly cleanup. Whether that’s journaling meditate practicing your daily gratitude.
The day is so overwhelming and we’ve come in summed with our thoughts and everything that’s going on that when we get to the end of the day. Not only do we have trouble sleeping sometimes but our mental chatter. It can kind of create the start of the new day and that mindset. So kind of just give yourself a mental dump a mental cleanup every single night. Not only for your environment but mentally as well.