A healthy lifestyle embraces more than physical fitness. It embraces other areas of your life, which all affect your well-being and can impact your health-related goals. Try implementing these 7 habits. I hope they help you as much as they have helped me!
#1 Change the Way You Think
This is the most important thing you can do to change your future. The way you think will ultimately determine your course. Your thoughts create words, words create actions, actions create habits, and habits create a destiny. If you want to change your life, start with changing the way you think. Your life will always move in the direction of your strongest thoughts.
#2 Serve Others
It’s easy to focus on yourself and lose sight of others. It doesn’t take long scrolling through Instagram and seeing all the selfies to realize, most of us are focused on ourselves. Research shows those who give their time and energy helping others feel more purpose and fulfillment in life than those who don’t. You have more power to change people’s lives than you might realize. Sometimes giving will provide you with greater pleasure than conserving resources. Make empowering choices now and lead the full existence you deserve.
#3 Embrace Good Health
I’m sure you know how I feel about this topic! It’s easy to neglect your own health and put off taking the time to exercise and eat right. If you continue this life philosophy, try imagining yourself 20 years from now! Will you pay for not eating a healthy or your body suffer from lack of exercise? Take control of your health today and embrace your power by making healthy choices. The decision you make today will determine your physical reality 20 years from now.
#4 Take Action
Everyone has talents, but many rarely make use of them. It’s easy to live in complacency and dream of something special believing ‘someday’ your dreams will become a reality. Make your dream come true today. Many people delay steps toward a goal because they fear they might fail. I have lived this life for the last 10 years.
The fear of failure holds many back from ever trying to accomplish something great. Swap hesitation and procrastination for action. What will you think 10 years from now if you don’t make the most of your talents? Most likely, you’ll have regrets. You have the power to change that now, so carry out one behavior today toward your target goal. Someday, you’ll be glad you finally began your journey and no longer accept the discomfort, which stems from not following your heart.
#5 Manage Your Time
Have you ever scrolled through your Twitter or Instagram feed and realize 45 minutes have vanished? We live in an age of distraction, and time management is tough. Successful people, keep themselves accountable for how they use their time. They make a self-examination in written journals to identify the time wasters in their lives. They identify areas, i.e., spending too much time on Social Media, as time-wasting activities and do well to be more accountable on how such time is spent.
#6 De-clutter Your Life
Some things are urgent, yet not important. Some are important, yet not urgent. Try to balance your tasks and ascertain what is urgent and important and deserves immediate attention. Nothing precise, concise and effective can be done without strategic planning. You can’t achieve healthy-life goals without a roadmap to get there. Each evening, prepare yourself for success the following day by planning out your meals and strategizing your workouts.
Successful people are organized and do well to plan their days beforehand. Being busy is not the same as productive. This is why successful people ensure their days are well planned, and in turn more productive and effective.
#7 Live True to Yourself
You have moral convictions, but don’t always speak your truth because you feel powerless. You might think buying ethically sourced goods, standing up for human rights, religious freedom, civil rights, saving wildflowers, or whatever you are passionate about won’t make a difference to the world.
Not being true to yourself, whether it is neglecting to tell people you love them or doing your bit to protect the planet, leaves a sense of longing in your psyche and dis-empowers you. Make a stand. Stay true to who you are and don’t let fear stop you from revealing your true beliefs.