Often, science tells us a lot about how to live a healthier, happier and more spiritual life. But to put that knowledge into action it requires a lot of effort and time.
We think of spending hours taking care of our bodies, doing morning rituals with oil pulling and tongue cleansing, and taking hours in the kitchen to prepare a healthy meal to fulfill all the health standards we have learnt about.
But doing all these things takes time, energy and effort. And often, we get demotivated soon as we don’t have time or energy in our modern daily life. So how can you be there for your body and your mind but not wasting a lot of energy? How can you live a healthier life even when you don’t want to spend a ton amount of time?
Yoga makes it easy to create more health in your life
Yoga is good for calming, stress relief, mental healing and pain relief. It’s a holistic system that benefits both your body and your mind. Things like moving your body, eating a healthy diet and practicing mindfulness are fundamental parts of yoga to achieve those health related goals. Yoga is a system to put the science of health effortlessly into action and to integrate health and mindfulness into your modern life. So let’s get started with a few things that will make it easier for you to live a healthier life in the long run.
1. Your Purpose – Know your WHY
In order to achieve something, always get to know your WHY. You want to live healthy. Why? To nourish your body and soul. To have a healthy body and mind to create more energy to make the most out of your life. You want to create healthy routines. Why? Because routines allow you to easily create habits. And once you created a habit it becomes part of your daily life without having to force yourself.
2. Adjust your mindset
Next, I’d encourage you to get the information you need to create a healthier life. Become your own master of health. To do so, make it a routine listening to health podcasts and reading blogs that offer healthy tips for your daily life.
You’re alive not only to survive, but to thrive.
Also start with changing your inner belief and conceptions about health: A healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be something that you need to do because you’re told to. It’s about a new way of living, a greater perception of why you’re on this planet and being able to make the most out of it. You want a body that is full of energy and ready to thrive to live to your fullest potential. Have fun with designing your life, because you’re the master of your health and energy. Once you feel the benefits you get out of the ‘work’ you put into it, you’re likely to never want to go back. Here is how to set your goals in a mindful way.
3. Start Small – Don’t overdo things in the beginning
Most of the time we start big with things we’ve been told. We end up giving up early as we notice we fail. Instead, start small. Integrate small things into your life but don’t overdo it.
Start small with creating healthy routines in your daily life.
To do so, create routines that are easy and fun to integrate. For example, start with writing a gratitude journal or when you have a passion for delicious healthy food that looks good, there are endless ways to create beautiful nutritious bowls.
4. Know your Body
Information and knowledge are helpful. But in order to put them into action, there is more. Reading the signs of your body is one of the most important things to live a healthier life and prevent disease. Your body tells you exactly what’s wrong and what is good if you listen carefully. Start connecting with that inner compass and your intuition when it comes to decision-making. Start observing how certain situations affect your body and how you’re reacting to them.
Become a professional and master on what feels bad for you and what feels good.
For example, notice what you eat during the day and how it affects your sleep. Become aware of how things that you do during the day affect not only the way you sleep but also how you’ll feel the next day. Start changing your habits and observe if you feel better and sleep better when you go to bed early and get enough sleep. Develop your own awareness on healthy habits and how good it actually feels to put them into action. As a result, you’ll become more eager to integrate them into your life. And this will give you the intrinsic motivation that is a prerequisite to develop an overall healthy daily life that is sustainable.
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