I believe that you have a clear vision of what you want to do this year. Many of us have the goal to be debt-free this year. To live within our means by purchasing things that are needful and not wasteful or wantful sometimes. We want to improve on our credit scores. Because it is healthy for us to be financially smart and disciplined with our income and expenses. We can do this by making sure that we pay our major bills on time to avoid constant delinquencies that affect the scores substantially. We have to do some compulsory savings by putting some amount each month into savings or wherever.
This is not my area, so I won’t talk more about this than to share or suggest to you what I do myself to be financially smart. Investing some of our earning is another way to achieve financial freedom and increase one’s savings. It is part of following a healthy lifestyle that you can’t regret later. If we can be financially healthy and eat healthy foods, we will live a healthier life. In this article, we are going to consider the 6 healthy lifestyles you need to pay attention to.
Check Your Mindsets
Having the right mindset is very important for all we do or aspire to do in life. Talking about the term mindset, we are looking at the constant state of mind, including most of our assumptions, our attitudes, beliefs, biases, convictions, just as we are seeing among some politicians and their supporters. unexamined perceptions of how we see ourselves, others, and society, prejudice, actions, and certain values. With these, you can see that these are some blind spots, many people have chosen to live with or ignore their consequences to living a healthy lifestyle or making success. When I listen to some News Networks, I see clearly the effects of mindsets at work. Having a positive mindset makes a difference, anytime and anywhere. Therefore, let us take a second look at our mindsets.
3. Choose a Healthy LifeStyle of Eating Healthy Foods
This I believe supposed to be on everyone’s priority list this year if it is not already. The reason this is crucial to anyone who values his/her health is that if we keep on neglecting the red flags, the minor symptoms can become major symptoms with time. I know that many of us like to stay in the dark. That’s like avoiding confronting reality,
A good example is when one avoids physical symptoms such as pains in the guts, do yourself a favor to pay attention to your body, to avoid being evasive. I will stress in this case that knowing and not caring for how we eat, what we eat, how we feel, and why we feel so is being evasive. I strongly believe that we can’t ignore these 6 healthy lifestyles provided here and live a healthy lifestyle.
What Kinds of Foods Do you Your Body Crave For?
This year, let us pay attention to what we eat and drink. There are many studies about the effects of eating all those highly processed foods. The danger lies in their nutritional content to the body. The key is to know what you eat and why eat it.
Take, for instance, eating daily such foods that contain much sugar and fat. You know what they are. And you know how much the body craves for them, even when you know their side effects, yet the person can’t help eating what you know is not the best for your health.
Instead choose, substitute the processed foods and sugary foods with healthy foods like organic homemade foods. Have daily vegetables and fruits instead included in your daily food consumption, even if you are not a vegetarian. Drink more water than soda or coffee or alcohol. These are little steps that we can easily take to regain our health.
Another thing to pay attention to especially with those of us that spend much time on our laptop or desktop daily as online marketers or remote workers is to avoid giving in to a sedentary lifestyle, whereby we glued to our device for hours without, stretching, walking out, or having a regular GYM schedule.
I tell you it is damaging, mostly for those of us that are old. It leads to poor circulation, body aches, and pains, weight gains, etc. Also, pay attention to your annual physicals. Postponing medical appointments mostly for women is not a wise idea.
As the year is starting, pay attention to how you handle your health. Prevention is better than cure. High cholesterol, diabetics, heart attack, obesity, etc, are avoidable with a healthy lifestyle I believe so.
Another lifestyle or habit, to pay attention to is to determine to quit smoking if that has been a habit. Do all you can remember I used the word determine to underscore the importance.
I know many people are hooked and have made some inconsistent effort to quit but failed. This year give it another trial. Find other natural and safe ways to release your stress. Using cigarettes and abusing alcohol is like robbing Peter to pay John. The sooner you quit the safer and healthier life you will enjoy.
4. Choose to Resist The Fears
Resisting your fears is a good step towards your self-development progress. Fear has paralyzing effects, it limits one’s chances to progress. I have some phobias. Many of us are afraid of so many things. For instance, I fear bridges, mountains, heights- phobia known as Acrophobia. I have been struggling with this phobia for a long time, But I’m working on overcoming it. I have to face this fear – Acrophobia.
5. Invest In Your Relationship
Relationships are one of the important assets we have. We can’t take the loved ones in our lives for granted. Make the choice this year to make quality time to ensure your relationships are healthy and intact. Honor and care for the most important people in your life. It could be your spouse, parents, children, siblings, friends, etc.Unavoidable Relationships
Spare some time to hang out with friends on the phone if you can’t get to see each other face to face. Be there for your children’s recitals and sporting events, and other social events and religious programs. Try to develop good relationships with people at work, school, and business. Make it a give-and-take kind of relationship. My husband always tells me he wants a 50–50 kind of relationship. And I know what he means because I understand how he thinks.
Be patient with anybody you are sharing a relationship with. We all are imperfect. We have our strengths and shortcomings. Apply active listening, listen to understand. Before I used to think that I was a good listener, not until recently my daughter told me that I don’t listen to her. That she never felt listened to. It shocked me to hear that from my daughter. But you know what, I learned from that, and that resulted in initiating relationship immediacy. Earlier, I said about how complicated business relations can be. It is an act that requires learning.
6. Choose to Forgive Quickly
As we can see how complicated relationships are; it requires wisdom and care to handle them by learning how to relate, and how to forgive. Refusing to hold grudges is a healthy lifestyle. It is better and more acceptable than being drained emotionally by anger and hatred, unforgiveness, resentments,
You’ll regret making the choice to refuse to forgive and allowing anger and hatred to keep you miserable. Forgiveness or living a grudge free life is a choice you have to make. I know how hard it is. I know from my experience that people, family members, mostly, take it for granted when you forgive their offenses or wrongdoings. But you just have to forgive, anyway. It is more beneficial to forgive, not to bear grudges than to live in chronic anger and bitterness. Life is too short. Choose to live it well!