healthy lifestyle

FACT:

So this may come as a surprise to most people but BEING HEALTHY DOES NOT HAVE TO MEAN LIFE WILL BECOME BORING!!!

Believe me this was also my greatest fear after all for years I perceived exercise as hard work and eating healthy food as a boring and a tasteless waste of time. I also thought happiness could be found at a party, when I booked my next big gig or indeed when I became accepted by my peers, so yes very sadly I worried what people thought of me. I searched for years and years for that slippery sucker called happiness but it felt that every time I got near it, well, it disappeared again.

Being healthy was the last thing on my mind as i never really thought that being healthy meant that much. Now I realise that I really didn’t value myself and probably didn’t feel like I deserved to be healthy and happy.

You see being happy is not something you can buy, a place you can travel too or indeed a company you can be employed by! It’s inside of us all already but we need to mind it and nourish it with a good lifestyle and good life choices.

The way I see it is that for years I worked hard at partying and sabotaging things for myself and the end result was depression and anxiety but now I spend time and work hard at being the best I can be and the reward for all this hard work is vitality, energy, contentment and excitement every day for what’s coming next!

Being healthy is the single greatest gift I have ever given myself. But my advice is that small changes make a big difference so don’t try to overhaul your lifestyle overnight.

Here are some great starting points:

1. Find an exercise you actually like

2. Drink more water and start each day with lemon water

3. Get enough sleep!!

4. Be grateful – write down 5 things each day you are grateful for.

5. Nourish your body with fresh foods – every thing you eat becomes a part of who you are!!

Start simple and build from there. Feeling good feels so good that it is definitely something I want to hang on to.

So take the first steps and learn to love yourself and in turn you’ll start to love your life. Believe me you won’t regret it!

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  1. Norette
    Norette says:

    Really meaningful and well said !! I certainly identify with what ur saying and I too am on a similar journey ! Ur words will definitely reach the hearts of many ppl. Well done and keep up the good work

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  2. Nicola
    Nicola says:

    Hello this post really rings home with me. I spent my adolescent years and early twenties partying hard, drinking and recreational drug taking, eating bad, with a sleep pattern that meant I went to bed at 6am and woke up at 3pm, was unemployed and depressed, paranoid and anxious. mixed in with toxic friends and emotionally unavailable men…its was the perfect piece of hell. Anyways, after a tragic event I started to take life and myself a bit more seriously. 5 years on at 28 I now rarely drink, never do drugs, stopped smoking, am physically fit, sleep is perfect, and I’m nearly a qualified nurse. Its been tough and its taken 5 years to get to this place but I can say that it has been worth it. I use an electronic cigarette as this last vice I’m finding hard to let go of, but in the grand scheme of things it keeps me in check. All I need now is a great man in my life and ill be complete. :) thanks for the post, it made me reflect on my life.

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