There is so much talk about health and how to become healthy. What about living consistently healthy to not only keep our body healthy but also have a much stronger body, that in case of sickness it can deal with everything that’s going on?
Most people would agree that a healthy person exercises, eats healthy foods, has an accordingly healthy weight, is not stressed and enjoys life.
But whatever does that mean?
Because it sounds pretty simple and yet we as a humanity live so unhealthy! We know more about health and how the body works than ever before and although we live longer we don’t seem to become healthier.
Why are so many people suffering from anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleeplessness, headaches, obesity, period and other body pains, and the many lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, not to mention all the mental illnesses?
Yes, exercising, eating healthy, etc. is super important but how consistent are we with really caring and supporting our body all of the time?
How is your body feeling all the time? Are you vital, joyful and spunky or are you suffering the following symptoms like so many people do:
- Feeling tired and exhausted and needing coffee, sugar and energy drinks to get us through the day
- Being stressed and feeling overwhelmed with all that you have to do
- Feeling down, fed up or even sometimes depressed
- Feeling empty inside when not constantly connected to social media or chatting and hanging out with friends
- Needing alcohol and or drugs to have fun and socialize
Have a look at how you live every moment of your life.
To feel vital, healthy and full of joy is not something that you can sustain by the occasional healthy diet or exercise, it is something you have to live every moment of the day. To live healthy starts with making choices that are respectful and caring of the body and how we feel all of the time!
Being respectful and caring for your body:
- Develop a relationship with your body and yourself 24/7.
- Confirm and support yourself not only with a healthy nutrition and exercise, but with positive and loving thoughts.
- Make overall self-caring choices that provide you with a caring and loving environment you then move in.
Imagine you’re a fish in an ocean … but instead of a beautifully clear and dark blue ocean your in a dense and contaminated one.
Contaminated and filled with critical thoughts, comparison, judgement, unhealthy foods, stressful situations, … the list goes on and on.
You basically find yourself constantly swimming in this dirty muck of water and every now and then you add a little bit of fresh water in there, trying to make it clearer – but you don’t even get to enjoy this bit of fresh water because it’s already gotten all soiled by the pollution that you’re swimming in.
What happens when you consistently keep your ocean clean? Not letting any negative thoughts in, always taking care of it – supporting it with healthy foods, supportive exercises, rest and sleep – revitalizing itself instead of trying to rid itself from all of the muck normally filling it.
You can be in a clean ocean all of the time, not needing any energy to survive in a normally polluted environment.
It is exhausting to be in a contaminated ocean, it takes your energy away, making you stressed and even depressed.
With self-care and deepening self-love we make choices that impact our body in positive ways.
Being healthy is not taking medicine to recover from all the sicknesses we have generated through all the polluting moments of our days – it is an every day choice you make, so even when you get sick, your choices will provide you with a stronger body to rely on to recover!
How about thinking of health as something we live every day through our daily choices, and not something we have to aim for when we are sick or unfit?
Accordingly, when we live this care for our health we will inevitably take it to the planet we live on.
Will we continue to live in a way that pollutes our body and the planet, which consequently gets sick and has symptoms like floods, draughts, tornados, earthquakes, etc. or will we live in a way that keeps the ocean clean every moment of our day 24/7?
Health is a daily choice.
Are you willing to choose living truly healthy?