Guest Blog Post by Cheryl Conklin with Wellness Central
Be Holistically Happy And Healthy For Life!
The start of the new year often brings new resolutions for health and well-being. However, rather than make strict diet and exercise routines that can be difficult to maintain, focus instead on being the best version of yourself you can be. Look for ways to accept yourself and those around you with openness and love, and commit to finding enjoyable ways to live your most healthy, happy, and authentic life. A personal coach can help you set yourself up for success, and Jennifer Anglin is devoted to helping you develop your own path to personal success.
Ready to get started? Here are some ideas to get you on the right track.
What Works for You
We're all striving to find ways to live our lives in sustainable and meaningful ways, where we look and feel our best — not only physically but emotionally and mentally as well. According to Family Education, a commitment to preparing healthy and nutritious meals doesn't have to involve a strict diet regime; instead, should focus on feeding your body the nutrients it needs to be well and strong. Making a commitment to patronize your local farmer’s market and health food stores is a way to support your community, as well as eat well. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good places to start, and exploring new recipes and healthy cooking tips can be an enjoyable side benefit of this new lifestyle.
Exercising for Health and Fun
What type of physical activity do you enjoy? According to Call of the Wild, maybe it's hiking in beautiful surroundings, cycling with a friend, practicing meditation or yoga to center and calm yourself, or dancing with abandon to your favorite songs. Think about the type of activities that get your heart rate up as well as brighten your soul and make you smile. A midday dance party, a family walk around the park after dinner, or virtual yoga with your best friend are ways to incorporate healthy routines into your life without making them feel like chores. Keep in mind, the more you enjoy an activity, the more likely you are to make it a habit that sticks!
Focus on Mental and Emotional Health
A healthy outlook on life isn't just about your physical condition, it's also about the well-being of your inner self. Start the new year off by making a commitment to positivity, cleaning your house from top to bottom, letting in fresh air and bringing your household members into the mix. Being cooped up together can lead to critical attitudes and negative energy, and collectively cleaning up — literally and figuratively — can give everyone a positive fresh new outlook with which to launch the new year. Also, make a commitment to living with kindness and gratitude – it’s an approach that will help you maintain peace regardless of life’s circumstances.
Enjoy Yourself In Moderation
When we deny ourselves things we enjoy, we don't always create long-term and sustainable habits. Rather than withholding things you love, make moderation your mantra instead. For example, your favorite cake doesn't have to be off the menu, but getting into a habit of choosing one slice over three slices will make you look and feel better all around. Likewise, with physical activity and exercise, you don't need to spend two hours in the gym every day, but making a commitment to getting your heart pumping and your blood flowing several days a week is a great compromise.
Setting unattainable New Year's resolutions can be stressful, but the new year does represent a clean slate for making positive, sustainable, and manageable changes in your life. Rather than looking at things you have to do, commit to being the best version of yourself and live your own authentic life through mindful, helpful practices.
To learn more about being your absolute best, visit Jennifer Anglin or check out her book of funny, inspirational stories! You can also reach out via email.
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Thank You to Cheryl Conklin from Wellness Central for your outstanding contribution to our blog here at The Jennifer Anglin.
Go forth and be fabulous, Friends
Go forth and be fabulous, Friends