You have got to nourish to flourish and lead a higher quality life. Health is more than having good nutrition or habits. It has various dimensions.
However, problems always find a way to disturb our peace and well-being. This well-being guide will help you explore those dimensions of your life and allow you to improve certain aspects.
Your Body Reflects Your Soul
Di you know that almost 60% of people are physically inactive or very few care about good nutrition? It might seem impossible for an unhealthy person to turn healthy, but it isn’t.
It is impossible until it isn’t.
It’s not rocket science, and most of us can make small changes. We can gradually move towards a healthier lifestyle. You don’t need strict diets or do hours of exercise simply because you aren’t aiming to be Mr. Olympia or Miss World.
Taking care of your body is simpler than you think. How? Just follow some simple tips and incorporate them into your life. I will list them as follows:
- Try to reduce junk: Junk food damages your body, even though you consume it for the taste. Once or twice a week isn’t bad, but we know how most of us finish a packet of chips in one sitting.
- You don’t need a diet: You need healthy food habits. Start eating clean food. Eat food that is not filled with oil or fried. Do you think they aren’t tasty? A few examples would include omelets, protein smoothies, grilled chicken, and anything clean.
- Start doing some physical activity: Play some outdoor games if you hate exercise. But try being physically active; nothing is worse than sitting on that couch all day, browsing your social media.
- Take proper rest and make sure to sleep for 7-8 hours. If you’re sleep-deprived, nothing is going to be healthy for you.
Train Your Mind, Or It Will get Dull
Few people train their minds. What most do is, get involved in their job, studies, college, and so on. It exhausts them, and that’s normal.
What they don’t realize is that if they don’t train their mind, they don’t get a chance to see the world from different perspectives and improve their lives.
Academics might give you better grades and maybe a good job, but you will lack the right thinking capacity with a narrow and dull mind.
Training your mind is all about improving your thinking capacity. How to do it? You got many resources. Read some good books, attend seminars, and watch videos. This process is just like hitting the gym. It also applies to your mind, even if you do it for a few minutes daily.
I see people not training their minds and getting confused at every step. They find life to be complex and something that cannot be solved. They don’t know how to figure out a particular problem because they don’t have that perception.
These people are stuck in their limited perspective and keep getting frustrated. They later distract themselves with simulations because they can’t deal with reality.
You And The World: Improve Your Social Circle
How your relationship is with other people around you forms a major part of your health. This can be termed social health. It is very evident in our daily lives too. Suppose you start your day with a bad argument. Doesn’t that affect your entire day and take a toll on your mood?
The people you surround yourself with are going to form your social circle. If such people envy you and look for opportunities to make you feel down, you need better friends. Your social health won’t be fine if your relationship with them isn’t healthy or genuine. That’s why they say,
Surround yourself with friends who push you to do better in life.
You don’t have to try to please everyone but have a healthy relationship with everyone you meet throughout your day. In my school days, I was kind of a lone warrior who didn’t fit into groups, but I made sure not to have enmity with anyone by having a good relationship with others. Of course, that excludes the bullies who just looked for a chance to harass me.
Your Attitude Is You: Positive Attitude
A positive attitude with open-mindedness is essential. Why? Well, such people have warmth. They believe that everyone in the room has some uniqueness in themselves. This kind of attitude will never disrupt their peace of mind and makes sense for them.
Ego and a rough attitude might satisfy you for the moment, but a smart person will think about the long-term effects that your behavior has on other people and on yourself.
What’s Your Purpose?
Not sure if you have ever realized it or not, but life is all about having a purpose. Many people don’t have one and waste their time in aimlessness. Maybe they have learned to live that way.
However, I know a bunch of people who are living for a purpose. Take away that purpose from them, and they will say their life is meaningless.
If you’re young, you might not have a purpose. You do your studies and be an obedient kid, and that’s more than your parents ask. As you grow up, you realize: Real satisfaction is not in going with the flow but in having a dream, a purpose and chasing it down. This purpose helps you live daily and keeps you alive from within.
Ever heard people saying, “Life’s so boring“?
That usually happens in life without a purpose. It’s not as easy to find that purpose as it sounds. It is a process; it takes time. But, don’t you think it’s worth thinking over? and you might want to have a conversation with yourself?
The only thing I am asking is, don’t be one of those people who live life trying to get attention in their social circle and look for compliments to make them feel important.
Be someone who works and does their best in life, and derive that feeling of importance from that source instead of looking for others’ approval. Only this will help you live happily in the long run and bring satisfaction.
Are You In Love With Yourself?
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The first step towards well-being is realizing that you must be your priority. This concept is not as easy as it sounds, and most people realize this only after they are disappointed by someone to whom they gave too much priority.
Sadly, people realize it late that their own self is worthy of their time and energy before anyone else’s.
Beware of anyone who says they can’t love themselves and are ready to love others. They are merely finding something to fill up the hollow space within themselves. When their needs are fulfilled, they won’t care about you. You may call them selfish and unfair, but that’s human nature.
When I say love yourself, I don’t mean you should be selfish or self-centered. You still gotta love people around you and fulfil your responsibilities, but never make someone your topmost priority and neglect yourself. There is nothing out there for which you should sacrifice your own importance.
Only after you love yourself do you love anyone else. The sooner you discover this in your life, the better it is for your well-being.
Some Habits You Gotta Nourish To Flourish
Although these characteristics develop automatically when your attitude, social health, and intellectual health are good, it might be worth mentioning some of these.
- Be grateful for everything you have, and never take anything for granted.
- Don’t regret what you did yesterday, such as procrastination or something worse; look at what you can do today.
- Never argue with people if it isn’t worth it. You stoop to their level when you do so.
- Mental peace isn’t found in knowing that you’re the best; it’s found in knowing that your existence makes someone a better version of themselves.
I am Adarsh, an Exercise & Nutrition Science graduate with a passion for fitness. At AD Fit Life, I am committed to delivering authentic information related to health and fitness in the simplest way. My write-ups are practical that help you bring a change to your lifestyle.