The path to good health can sometimes be confusing. Trying one thing here and another thing there typically won’t encourage the results you’re looking for. Instead, you’ll want a holistic approach to understand that everything you do is connected to your overall health and well-being. For me, being an exhausted mom of three was the only thing I ever felt! Not anymore! Here are ten ways that you too can get that feeling from ‘help me’ to healthy.
- The body has an innate wisdom, beyond any book or authority
Your body is constantly putting out signals which tell you what it needs or doesn’t. This is your innate wisdom; and listening to it will create an awareness far greater than what any book could do. This wisdom allows you to understand what food, activities, habits, emotions, and people are serving your energy positively and what is taking away from it.
- What’s healthy for one person might not be healthy for you
Once you come to realize your innate wisdom, you will understand that you are unique in the lifestyle you choose. Just because one person had success on a specific diet plan, exercise routine, medication, etc. doesn’t mean it will produce the same results for you. That might not be how your body thrives. Finding what works for your individual body is the best way to find out what YOUR healthy is.
- Trust yourself, trust your process
Staying focused on yourself and your goals will move you forward on your desired path. The pace at which you do that is, again, unique to you. Your pace is that that allows you to proceed without stress, overwhelm or anxiety, and instead has you feeling joyful and calm. Embracing your pace and celebrating what you are accomplishing will make this journey more incredible!
- Your actions are driven by your beliefs
How you speak to yourself, and the actions you perform indicate what you believe to be true of yourself. When you believe you can achieve something, your confidence in that belief enables you to perform the actions necessary to complete that which you set out to achieve.
- Nourishment is about much more than just food
Nourishing positive beliefs and holding them in your mind will help them grow. Providing your body with the substances necessary for growth and good health nourishes your sense of self and feeling of confidence. Again, tapping into your innate wisdom.
- Good health starts with food and your relationship around it
Who you are when you eat can impact your health in either direction. Going about eating without a thought to the action, needs to be replaced by, recognizing your food and what it is fulfilling for you during that time. Your gut health plays a huge role (70%) in your overall health; it needs you to breath, take your time, be mindful, and chew your food to allow for proper digestion.
- Curiosity is more empowering than judgement
Judgement is a narrow and limiting view that can block you from the solution you’re looking for. Curiosity is infinite, it opens doors that allow you to explore and experiment with what works best for you.
- Breath is one of the most healing actions we can take for our bodies
Slow breathes speak to the brain, telling it all is well and we are calm. Deep breathing is said to reduce anxiety and blood pressure, aid in digestion, allow for healthy sleep, and bring oxygen into the blood stream increasing blood flow, to name a few. A couple times a day pause, and take in some deep cleansing breathes and see how it impacts your life.
- Health is the truest form of wealth
You may think the answer would be money, but this is not so. You receive money when you provide a service to someone and someone assigns value to that service. The more value you place on your health, the more quality service, and the more you are afforded. None of that is possible without health.
- True health is taking a holistic approach, mind, body, and soul
When you are living aligned in your mind, body and soul you are ensuring a great shot at a healthy life. The holistic approach is nourishing your mind with positive thoughts, fueling your body with clean food and daily movement, and embracing your soul by accepting yourself and how you are connected to this earth.
Look at it this way: you are created as a perfect being, how you maintain yourself, the lifestyle you choose, and the situations and people that you surround yourself with, all have an impact on your health. When you explore, you learn what your body needs to sustain its ‘perfect’ balance. This is what makes your journey so much fun! Trying new things and challenging yourself can be scary; but that isn’t fear, it’s adrenaline.
You’re excited, take a deep breath, and roll with it!