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If you are on the road to making some changes in your life. Then you have probably spent some time thinking about the type of lifestyle you have now and what you want in the future. And, we can’t all afford to hire life-coaches, money coaches, therapists, and personal trainers. So a lot of the work will fall on your own shoulder to do.
But that is great, what could be more important than bringing in more health, mental well-being, and happiness?
So what can you do from home, or during your daily life to start bringing that goodness in?
We are all guilty of having a little bit too much sugar. And, unfortunately for us, sugar is very addictive. What is worse is that we aren’t aware of how much sugar is in some of the food we eat. Some ‘health food bars’ have more sugar than ice cream. And orange juice has more than some fizzy drinks.
When you opt to consume less sugar, you might have some withdrawal feelings in the early days, but over time you will see a marked improvement in your concentration and energy levels. Not to mention, you will lower your risk of diabetes.
You can begin to educate yourself on how much sugar is in the food you eat, stop adding sugar into your warm drinks, and skip fizzy beverages altogether.
Millions of people are finding the joy of meditation. But it doesn’t just happen overnight. You have to really practice to get meditation down. When many people start, they begin to notice just how much their mind wanders when they are listening to meditation music or even guided meditation sessions. Meditation has links to lowering stress and anxiety – so it can help with mental health and well-being.
Even a couple minutes of meditation can give you space to breathe and think that you don’t typically have. You can repeat a mantra to yourself, follow a program, or lay quietly and listen to calming music. There are no one-size-fits-all options.
One of the best things is that you can meditate anywhere than you like. At home, or in the car, when you have some spare time. It is, of course, better if you can dedicate some real time to it, but a few minutes a day makes all the difference.
If you are putting off going to the doctors, the dentist options, or getting a hearing aid repair. It is time to stop putting it off and get it seen to.
Due to the number of things that people need to fit in, in their day to day life, they try to just soldier on. The problem is, what might start as a simple issue can turn into something more sinister over time.
So plan in some preventative services, check your health insurance plans, talk to your doctor about worries you may have, and take care of your health.
It is so easy to fall into the trap of complaining and being negative. Even when you don’t realize you are doing it. Not only is a significant drain on your own energy, but it can become a drain on others too. When you focus intensely on the negative, then you are going to find more negative things. Being grateful for what you have and are able to do makes a big difference in your mindset. Expressing thanks to people for small items is important.
People who actively practice gratitude have lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, and are generally more positive.
You can build this into your daily life by saying out loud three things each morning that you are grateful for. The first few times you try it, you might feel a bit’ silly,’ but actually, you may be surprised about just what you are thankful for.
If you have a tricky relationship with food, then you should take the time to speak to a professional so that you can begin to break harmful cycles and build a healthy relationship. If you have a good relationship with food, then it might be time to introduce some mindfulness over what you eat, where it comes from, how it was cooked, and being thankful for it.
When you eat mindfully, you slow down a little and will taste your food more. Each mouthful will be a delight to you. And, you will notice when you are comfortably full, rather than feeling overstuffed later because you ate a bit too quickly.
Think about what you want to improve in your life, and make small steps on the way to a more significant change.