In order to achieve overall well-being one has to balance certain aspects of life, such as friends and family, job and career goals, health, mindfulness and diet etcetera. Most likely we have our own opinions on what well-being means to us and the things that makes us complete. With that being said there are some health rules that might benefit everyone and might even take your wellbeing to the next level.
Number one rule – when rushing around all day it’s important to stop and pause for a while and reflect on how you feel. Learn to become present in the moment. It might sound rather simple but in our hectic society it can be really difficult at times. Start appreciating the little things life has to offer.
Consistency is key – In order to achieve health you have to be consistent with your choices and remember that nothing happens over night; well-being should be considered a lifestyle, not a quick phase.
Keep it simple and don’t complicate things – It doesn’t have to be so damn hard to be fit and healthy. You don’t need to buy an expensive gym membership in order to become healthy. Put some comfy shoes on and start walking everywhere. Do different body weight exercises at home – burpees, push ups, squat jumps, mountain climbers etcetera. And you don’t need to spend a fortune on food in order to become the best version of yourself. Although it’s nice to spice up the morning smoothies with exciting Superfoods your body will most likely survive without them 😉 Relay on vegetables, fruits, high quality protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats etcetera. Buy seasonal and organic vegetables and fruits. Motto: Back to basics.
Make it a habit & Think long-term – Find what suits you the best and stick to it. It will be so much easier if you choose a lifestyle that you’re fully comfortable with. The goal is to make it a habit, that you don’t even have to think about choosing the better options, you just make them without further reflections.
Be active throughout the day – I can’t stress this enough. Being active throughout the day is of utmost importance. Our bodies are supposed to move, to lift, to walk, to run. Not to sit on a chair for several hours straight. Skip the car and the elevator and start using your legs a bit more. It’s as simple as that.
Challenge yourself & dare to dream – We all have dreams. Some of us have bigger dreams than others. To believe in oneself and ones abilities to achieve those dreams has a major impact on ones mental health. Start writing your dreams and goals down on a piece of paper, making them clearer and more attainable. Challenge yourself everyday. Do something everyday that takes you one step closer to your goals. Do what makes you happy.
Drink water throughout the day so you never feel thirsty – Water. The essence of life.