I don’t need to tell you that health is important because you already know and believe it! But, do you live it?
Your health affects your mood, your choices and your ability to play with your grandkids.
Make a decision today to maintain good health as you age, and to live a healthy, adventurous life.
Your first step?
Define what that looks like for you!
Look at the stories you are telling yourself. “I’m feeling old and decrepit,” “That’s not possible for me” and “I don’t have the energy I used to have”…
You get what you think about. I sure don't want more of that. You have to consciously decide what you really want your health to be.
I’m talking about your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
In the U.S., an estimated 5.5 million people of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. As you think about your mental ability, how is your cognitive health? What are you doing to expand your mind, your thinking?
What are you filling your mind with? Positivity fills you with hope and possibility. Negativity pulls you down, keeps you stuck. What could you add to your life to fill you with more joy and peace? What thoughts or beliefs would be good for you to let go of? Maybe even think about the people who drag you down. Spend less time with them. Choose to spend more time with people who light you up.
America's obesity crisis appears more unstoppable than ever. A troubling new report released Friday, October 13, 2017, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S.
Physically, are you in those statistics? Are you one of those people who suffers from the “all-or-nothing” mentality? It’s easy to think that way, but NOT productive or helpful to making you healthier.
Instead, think about what is one (1) small step you can take to change that? Is that eat more greens today? Walk one more block? Or, maybe both and more, if that fits your style.
One of the things Bo and I do when we are in Maui is walk this trail each day. It’s about 4 miles. It’s how we start our day. Just feel how it fills our soul - the beauty, the freshness of nature.
Emotionally, what are you doing to live joyfully and peacefully in this fast-paced, uncertain world?
The NIMH estimates that in the United States, 6.9 percent of the population has depression. It is a leading cause of disability.
Loneliness is a growing health epidemic. We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s. Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely. Is there someone you can reach out to today?
And, where are you with your spiritual health? Your connection to something greater than you. Having compassion, the capacity for love and forgiveness, altruism, joy, and fulfilment. Are there people you need to forgive? Are you one of them? Where could you have more compassion in your life like when others are different than you?
Your happily ever after starts with the choices you are making each and every day in all these areas.
How can you use this beginning of a new year to think about what matters to you and what’s truly important to your health and well-being?
You cannot move powerfully forward into your grandest vision if you are lugging around excuses, justifications and blame.
No one knows more about you than you do. Start with where you are right now. And, what you really, really want for your health. No judgments, just decisions to live healthy and vibrant in 2018.
Write out specifically what you want for your “happily ever after healthy YOU.” Keep it close. Use a gratitude journal each night and include actions you took that day. Celebrate those. Acknowledge yourself.
If you find yourself losing your mojo, and you are looking for a way to stay on track, get yourself some accountability. I’d love to help.
To your vibrant health and happiness!