Committed to Your Health
Do you feel you are committed to your health?
What I mean by this is, do you consciously take care of yourself every day?
I found out many years ago, one of my strengths is, consistency. Once I decide I am committed to a certain outcome, I add things into my daily life to help achieve this goal.
For example, over 38 year ago when I was pregnant with my first child, I chose to join a prenatal exercise class at the YMCA. It was a great way to meet other women who would be delivering a baby and create friendships.
I began to enjoy the way I felt physically and emotionally after I began strengthening my body in preparation to give birth.
After my son was born, I continued with exercise classes with my group of new friends. It became a way of life for me.
At that time, I was 26 years old and today, at just over 65 years old, I have continued with regular exercise.
Furthermore, staying committed to my health throughout COVID-19, has helped me not only feel better physically, it has helped my mindset.
When you exercise, the feel-good endorphins are increased in your body.
In addition to the exercise, I took a natural food cooking class and learned a great deal about eating healthy and taking great supplements.
During this time frame, I was in my early 20’s. Adding in daily meditation helped me to stay committed to my health. The feeling of peace I feel after meditation, has served me well over the years.
In my late 30’s I added regular acupuncture, massage and chiropractic into the mix. Each has helped me stay committed to my health while living a healthy life.
Similarly, adding in morning inspirational readings and writing in a gratitude journal, and prayer, helped me in more ways than I can count.
Consequently, after my Medicare physical I recently had, I received good results from my blood work and the many tests she ordered.
As a result of consciously being committed to my health, for many years, I’m aging as gracefully as I can.
During many stressful times in my life, I have found that staying committed to my health, has helped me to bounce back from each of the many things life can bring.
What is it you do on a regular basis to keep yourself healthy?
Because, if you add things in, one at a time, as I have, I know you will find it just may become a part of your life you choose not to live without.
As I look at other things that create a healthy person, getting plenty of sleep is vital. For me, 8-9 hours are the best.
Drinking plenty of spring water is also important.
Furthermore, doing things that you are passionate about helps you to live in more joy.
The enjoyment I get spending time with my grandchildren is priceless!
Laugh more often.
For instance, when I turn on my music as I’m showering and getting ready, I find myself singing.
Singing lightens my mood and shifts my energy to joy.
In addition, when the weather is nice, Hale and I sit out on our deck to eat our dinner and talk about our day.
When we eat inside, it’s at the dining room table with music and candles.
Talking daily to my parents brings me joy. I feel connected and up to date with what is going on in their lives. Since both are doing better health-wise, they can do more things they enjoy.
Find things you enjoy and do those. Often.
Consequently, this is all a part of being committed to your health.
With love and so much appreciation,
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