Everyone loves a triumphant story. We all root for the character in movies having a tough time, repeatedly failing, only to achieve ultimate success before the credits run. But what if that story could be yours? We show you how to achieve your fairy tale ending by transforming your body and mind through lifestyle changes you can start today to secure the tomorrow of your dreams.
Let Go Of The Past
They say you are what you eat, but, is it possible that we are also what we think and believe? Our thoughts truly shape our everyday lives and even affect our health in more ways than one. There are specific belief systems implanted in us from an early age, as well as habits we have grown accustomed to as a result of past traumas. Many, of which, are learned behaviours – which means we can unlearn them!
While it isn’t always easy, the first step is deciding that it is time to let go. Meditate with the intention of letting go and making peace with your past before coming back into consciousness with the knowledge you are lighter and have released what no longer serves you.
The Power Of Now
A compelling book with a significant lesson – to live in the now. Eckhart Tolle guides you through the journey of living in the now and freeing yourself from limiting behaviours that ultimately make you a victim of circumstance.
One of the most beautiful things you will learn from this book is the role you play in designing your life. At the end of the day, you’re in control of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This knowledge is very powerful and freeing.
The Law Of Attraction
Following on from the previous sentiment, you have the power to manifest your dreams. Manifestation practices what the law of attraction teaches – what you think about constantly is what you will become. If you are constantly putting yourself down and doubting yourself, it is very unlikely you will achieve the goal in mind.
It’s time to become your own cheerleader and support system. If you dream it, then that dream was meant for you and belongs in your reality. Manifest it to become true.
Here’s an effortless way to begin working on executing your dreams with an activity called the 55×5 method. Sit with intention in a quiet place and visualise your goal until it becomes very clear in your mind. From then on, go about your day and write down your goal on a piece of paper 55 times throughout the day, for 5 days.
Learn To Say No
Begin to acknowledge that you can say no, and at the same time not feel guilty for doing so, because in fact, saying no is important for a healthy life. Learn to say no to all things that do not serve you or do not bring you joy. Continuously saying yes to commitments that bring you down or drain your energy will not only put you in a negative space but also teach your subconscious that you are willing to do things that do not align with your moral compass.
Learn To Say Yes
In the same vein, learn to say yes more often to everything that brings you complete joy. Now is the time to start. Begin saying yes to that date you keep putting off out of fear or join a yoga class you’ve convinced yourself you have no time for. Saying yes to all the small things you long for will bring you immense joy and copious amounts of self-achievement. But be warned, saying yes can become addictive (which is a great thing!).
One of the hardest things to begin if you’re not a fan of exercise is a fitness plan. It can be daunting, feel way too time-consuming, and most don’t know where to start. But when you do, it becomes so satisfying. It’s a basic human need – we need to exercise to support many bodily systems and functions.
The easiest way to start is simply by doing so. Forget about the bigger picture for now and start moving every day for 15 minutes and grow from there. Walking at a consistent pace for 15 minutes a day is enough to increase circulation, get your heart rate up and boost your creativity.
Identify Your Weaknesses
We all have them, but identifying your weaknesses and choosing to work on them is a strong trait to have. Try not to overwhelm yourself and start small. Identify one thing you’d like to change that you feel will have the most impact. Reach out for help if you think it will help. You never have to do it alone!
Surround Yourself With Positive Influences
“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher” – Oprah.
Surrounding yourself with positive influences and people who embody the person you want to become will have a significant effect on the quality of your life. Your circle of friends and acquaintances have a direct impact on your future. If those that surround you, uplift you and motivate you to do better, you will have the necessary support system and energy to achieve your ideal life.
Support Your Body Nutritionally
Your body is your soul’s vessel, and it cannot grow within an unhealthy environment. Poor gut health is directly linked to depression, stress, and anxiety. So it goes without saying that nutrition plays a significant role in the state of our health and well-being.
While the term healthy eating differs from person to person, there are certain nutrients we cannot live without. Ensure every meal you consume daily has a balance of colorful vegetables, lean protein (animal or plant) and healthy fats.
Essential fatty acids, such as those contained in fish oil and flax seed are necessary for cognitive function which our bodies do not produce naturally. And if you are suffering from chronic stress, or have recently taken a course of antibiotics, taking a good quality probiotic supplement can help bring balance to your gut microbe.
Listen to your body’s cues when you eat. It’s great at telling you what it dislikes, and what it needs!
If you’ve come to a fork in the road, and you’re feeling stuck, it’s time for a change. Change is a great thing when it benefits the success of your future.
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