It’s so easy to get into a rut. Poor diet, a lack of exercise and even unhealthy relationships can become the norm due to a lack of energy and motivation to make important changes. Your life might seem so busy that you have little time to pause let alone make significant changes to your routine or you might have too much time on your hands and yet, so much less energy as a result. But it doesn’t have to be like that, your life can be exactly what you want it to be and you can start making those changes today. If this sounds too easy, don’t worry, it really is and this is because the changes do not have to be huge to make a positive impact on your life.
You may be wondering just what changes should be incorporated if they are not going to be difficult to adapt to within your life, think baby steps in terms of change because then you are much more likely to stick with the changes especially when you start to reap the benefits. It doesn’t matter how busy your lifestyle is or how tired you feel, you can easily fit in these enhancements to your daily regime.
Many people have very poor diets these days. Even the food that you think is healthy often isn’t. So it’s a minefield in terms of what you eat and foods you should avoid. The best way is of course to grow your own fruit and vegetables to help subsidise your diet because you will then know just how healthy it is. If this isn’t possible, try to buy organic and fresh produce regularly. You will notice that it doesn’t last as long so buy smaller amounts that will last you for a few days. Top up your vegetable intake by stocking up on frozen foods too. Increase the amount of grains and nuts too and importantly, don’t forget to increase your intake of water too, your focus will be sharper as a result.
If possible, increase the amount that you walk each day. You don’t have to walk miles, just walk a little further each day. Walk to and from work, use the stairs instead of the lift, and walk to the shops. Introduce a little yoga into your life each day too. Start off with a ten minute yoga session when you first get up as this will really get your system going and then plan a twenty minute yoga session before you go to bed. You will feel so much more flexible as a result. You don’t have to be fit or ultra flexible when you start out either. Yoga really is for everyone.
Learning to control your thought processes and to calm your mind is hugely beneficial as it will also help you to sleep better, feel more relaxed throughout the day and to be able to focus on those issues that really need your attention. It will enable you to feel more able to cope and to feel less stressed. Importantly, it is very easy to learn and you can buy Meditation CD’s as a resource to get you started.
You can see just from these 3 steps that it is easy to get your life under control and to improve it even though you are only dedicating very little time to the cause each day. These are positive changes that are easy to incorporate into any schedule, for example if you sit at a desk for long hours, practice some desktop yoga moves to keep your spine flexible and to eliminate tension from your neck and shoulders. Similarly, instead of reaching for a bar of chocolate, have a fresh smoothie and sprinkle chia seeds on top which will help you to eat less but feel more energised. Start making these important changes to day and you will soon see and feel the difference.