A simple healthy lifestyle is VERY possible.
I made that clear on the first post of this blog, of course. But I still think you need to hear it again, and again, until you believe it.
We often hear that we can enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.
But we don’t hear about how we can do that. We are only given a long list of tips.
Tips to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle
- Eat clean. Avoid processed foods. Instead eat organic.
- Drink a lot of water
- Get enough sleep
- Avoid stress
- Nurture healthy relationships
Anyway, we see people who give these tips implement them to begin enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.
Yet, surprisingly, their simple healthy lifestyle becomes anything BUT simple!
So, enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle is not possible?
It most definitely is!
The above tips are achievable RIGHT NOW. But only if they are simple.
I wasn’t enjoying the simple healthy lifestyle I knew I was meant to enjoy.
I had tried all these tips of a simple healthy lifestyle and failed. Why?
- I didn’t have a gym membership like my advisors did.
- I didn’t have equipment at home for when I couldn’t go to the gym.
- I didn’t have tight leggings and a crop top like everyone I saw in blogs and on YouTube
- I couldn’t afford the fancy food they told me to eat
- I didn’t have a camera I could use to record my progress.
But the underlying reason was: The simple healthy lifestyle I modeled after WASN’T simple at all!
Why was so hard?
- No one gave me a good reason why I should enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle
- No one stressed the point that EVERYONE should enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle
- Everyone gave me the wrong idea of what enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle looked like
- What I got were tips. No one showed me how to actually use them.
So, now, I’m about to teach you.
Starting the guide to enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle:
Your successfully journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle starts here RIGHT NOW!
And now I’ll get into the guide I promised you in my last post.
So, stand up right now. Fetch yourself a glass of water.
We have started now, can you see that?
Come back to your computer. Read this very important key to implement the guide.
We will look at this very key on this post.
And that is:
LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU ARE WORTH ENJOYING A SIMPLE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
Yes. Love yourself. It’s the only way you can unlock the magic of a simple healthy lifestyle.
You don’t feel good about yourself? Maybe haven’t in a long time?
That’s OK. You are not alone. We’ve all been there.
You should feel good about yourself because you are valuable, unique and indispensable. That’s the truth I’m here to tell you today.
You are the exact likeness of our Creator. Now that’s big. Internalize that and remember it all the time.
But loving yourself doesn’t just end with you.
I hear overweight people say, “I want to lose weight so I can look good at the beach.”
That’s a good reason, of course. But it is entirely focused on the self, and that is not enough to sustain you for the long run.
Why? Because when self-doubts come up, enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle always takes a backseat.
Then you find yourself back to square one, simply because you are trying to be your own main focus.
Many people today are NOT enjoying the simple healthy lifestyle they deserve because there is too much self-worship.
Life has become all about superficial self-image. We have become so self-centered that we can only think of ourselves and no one else.
A simple healthy lifestyle is NOT possible in that case.
Now, loving yourself so you can be a blessing to others carries you farther.
Being healthy for your children, for example, is a much better reason than looking good at the beach.
And that’s because you’ll want to stay healthy for as long as your children live.
But even better, being healthy for the world will ensure you enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle until you die at that ripe old age.
Because the world is big. There are people who need you now and many that aren’t yet born you’ll need you twenty years from today.
So you have to be healthy for them.
A simple healthy lifestyles begins with loving yourself enough to take care of yourself so you can bless others.
It’s about loving yourself enough to take care of yourself because you are a valuable, unique and indispensable human being with a life purpose.
How do you begin to love yourself so you can enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle?
From this moment forth, challenge yourself to love yourself enough.
Think about all the good things about yourself, no matter how hard. Express gratitude for those things.
Think about your purpose in this life. You were born to bring good to this world. You don’t need to do anything major to exercise your life purpose. Begin by sharing, and being good to people.
Then you’ll be strengthened and your lot increased so you can share more and be even better to people.
So, go ahead. Think of your purpose RIGHT NOW, of how you can contribute to this world. And sip some water while you do that because water is nature’s best free drink.
DON’T JUST TRY TO DO IT. DO IT!
Most importantly, tell us your thoughts because we are in this journey with you.
What are your thoughts on the power of loving yourself as a key ingredient of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle?
What do you struggle with? Please let us know in the comments below.
I’ll be with you in spirit until we meet next time. I see success for you in the near future. A simple healthy lifestyle awaits you.
Now avert your eyes from the screen so they can rest. In the meantime, stand up to stretch your legs. Get yourself another glass of water.
We’ll continue with this guide when we meet again. Thank you for taking the time to read this post.