We all want to live healthily, right? We all want to know the Simple Steps to Healthy Living. But in our microwave society, where we all want “the quick fix”, the “instant solution”, the “magic pill to cure all”, there are many promises made and proclaimed across the internet that would have us all believing that we can be truly healthy in a matter of weeks.
I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but this way of thinking simply isn’t true. There is no quick solution, plan or programme that can transform your health quickly. There’s a lot of people spending a lot of money trying, but to be truly healthy, with changes that will last for a life-time, well, that takes time and a willingness to make changes.
And those two words, “time” and “changes” will scare off most people reading this article. “I just don’t have the time!”, “I can’t change that much!”, “I don’t like change!”
Yet, for those of you who are still with me, you are reading this because somewhere, inside you, there is a concern about your health. It may not be that you are ill, but rather you know that you need help to live more healthily. Each of us will have our motivations, the key is to use those motivations to give us the momentum to start on a journey towards better health.
So, if you truly want to change your life, for the long-term, then stick with me and we’ll look at the steps you can begin to take that will lead you towards a healthier life – “The Simple Steps to Healthy Living.”
This step by step approach can not only transform your health but the basic principles can help with both natural pain and weight management.
3 PARTS TOGETHER FORM THE WHOLE
As a human being we are intricately formed. There are 3 main facets of our being, that working together, make up who we are –
Our MINDS have the ability to think and reason. Our brains control everything about us, our emotions, our ability to communicate, the movement and rhythms of our bodies. In our minds we hold our dreams, desires and belief systems.
Our BODIES are quite simply amazing. With the ability of movement, controlled by our Brain, even the sky is not our limit.
SPIRIT – For some a contentious issue, but for me there is a part of us that longs to belong to something bigger than ourselves. Our world view can influence our MIND and therefore our thinking, reasoning and action.
A world view or worldview is the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the whole of the individual’s or society’s knowledge and point of view. A world view can include natural philosophy; fundamental, existential, and normative postulates; or themes, values, emotions, and ethics.Wikipedia
Now all 3 are important to truly live a healthy life, but this series is going to concentrate on the MIND and BODY.
So, before you read the next article in “The Simple Steps to Healthy Living” Series here are the first steps on your journey –
- Find your MOTIVATION! What is it that prompted you to search for articles on improving your health? What is it that you want to change in your life and for what reason?
- Once you’ve discovered your true MOTIVATION begin to list some of your GOALS for your life. For example, if your MOTIVATION is to improve your health to give you a better quality of life as you grow older, your GOALS may be to travel, visit friends or family abroad etc.
- Your MOTIVATION and GOALS are incredibly important as they will underpin your determination to find TIME to make the necessary CHANGES to your life. You will re-read them time and time again, so write them down and place them where you will see them regularly.
Look out for Part 2 in “The Simple Steps to Healthy Living” Series.