To live a healthy life means you must make healthy decisions, take healthy actions and utilizing those decisions each day. This means, leaving toxic relationships behind, accepting what you cannot change and what you can change, and really figuring out what makes you happy. There’s a lot of “noise” in this world that can get in the way of happiness. Sometimes it flies under the radar, from negative comments you may receive or negative friends or just being unhappy in the current state.
I like plans and lists. Yep, I’m THAT type. Whenever I need to create a better situation for myself- I break it out into a list. From the list of items I need to do, and the next steps of utilizing those actions, I usually find my way out of the situation. I also like to cross items off of my checklist, there’s a level of satisfaction that moment brings. My priorities and obligations come first on my lists, so I never stray away from those. There’s also a line between what I want verses what I need, and the time it takes for those items to come to fruition. For those who are impatient, we like/want that immediate gratification, but that rarely happens. We hang our happiness level on that gratification as well- which can make us suspended in limbo for awhile, that uncomfortable limbo.
Be happy and comfortable with the unknown, it makes life easier to deal with. Life is an adventure. I am the type who is more comfortable to know what lies ahead, but in the past 6 years, I’ve accepted that knowledge of the future is best left unknown. I control what I can, and leave the rest up to time and destiny. Mentally, this puts me at ease. I can control how healthy I decide I want to be, who I want to interact with in my life and where I want my life to go. This life includes everything I do under my roof and outside in the existing world. My definition of a healthy life is just that.
Everyone’s’ definition of “Healthy life” will be different, and I think that’s great. Healthy is relative to a certain degree. As long as you are happy, nothing else else really matters- except your priorities. So limit the noise, accept what you can change and let go of what you cannot, take time to examine yourself and who you want to be in this life- and then just do it.
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I completely agree with you, taking baby steps is always the way to start. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post 🙂 The hardest part, is starting any goal we set out to accomplish, there’s so much noise in the beginning, but the noise goes away- it always does. I think writing down my goals and checking them off is a way I congratulate myself, because I know it took a level of persistence that I know I had to fight and find every morning to keep going. I know you’ll accomplish great things in life- personally and professionally. The fitness game is definitely a marathon, it becomes a part of you.
GREAT, GREAT, post. I was just talking about changing my life to be a more healthy and satisfying life. There’s so much I want to accomplish personally and professionally but you have to take baby steps. Accomplishing my fitness goals are a marathon not a sprint. The sooner I can adopt that mentality, the better chance I have to accomplishing all my goals. Lastly, I was very encouraged to hear you talk about the importance of setting and writing down your goals. To me, there’s something satisfy about achieving my goals one step at a time.
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