Updated: Jan 11
These days we’re bombarded with so many ideas of what it means to be ‘healthy. But what does it actually mean to be ‘healthy’? Is it going to the gym every day? Have glowing hair and skin? Drinking green juices? Walking 10,000 daily steps? How about wearing jogging shoes from dawn until dusk?!
Health and appearance often get confused. Some people judge health on how they look, for example, their body shape and size, but this isn’t always a sure indicator. Everyone is different, and just because someone is bigger or smaller than someone else doesn’t mean they are healthier or unhealthier. There is a lot we don’t know and cannot see.
If asked, ‘what does it mean to be healthy’, each of us will come up with our own version of that question; we all have our personal version of what optimum health and well-being is. As far as your bodily health is concerned, your health provider is the best place to go for advice on your optimum health should be. I believe that general good health, mind, body, and soul, whatever it may look like for you, begins with a healthy mindset.
What is a Healthy Mindset?
Decide - A healthy mindset is deciding that Healthy living is about respecting my mind, respecting my body. I can make positive and informed decisions to look after my health while remembering that what goes into my body and what I do with it can affect my mind and spirit (the essence of you) because everything’s connected.
Do- A healthy mindset is taking charge of my own health with consistent action upon what I have decided to care for myself.
Maintain- A healthy mindset is about maintaining my overall health to adapt as my mind, body, and spirit grow and change.
Remember, nothing is more important than looking after yourself. If you don’t look after yourself, how can you be energetic, fit, and well to maintain your world’s responsibilities or look after others?
How to maintain a healthy Mind Set
If you view your mind in the same way as you do your body, it will be easier to understand how to look after it. Your mind is not on automatic pilot to be healthy. However, you must maintain your health. Therefore, if you have a healthy mind, it follows that you will have a healthy mindset.
Whether it’s seeking out a therapist, playing a sport, or creating art, find a way to express your emotions. When we go through difficult things without a way to express them, it can get bottled up inside and cause us negative reactions in our minds or body.
I’m a huge fan of self-care. I don’t just leave it to the health professionals to care for me, I take responsibility for my own health. During the off-and-on lockdowns in the past year, I have found it’s almost impossible to access any kind of professional health care anyway! Regular self-care is about maintaining good health and prevention. If we have a healthy mindset we will DECIDE, DO and MAINTAIN to prevent burnout, stress, and exhaustion. A huge part of having a good mindset is listening to your body, and treating it with love and respect. If your body needs a break, let it rest. If you need energy, go for a run. If your body needs sustenance, eat a healthy meal. Do the things that help you feel your best!
To create a healthy mindset, I have found that writing is such a therapeutic practice and such a great outlet. I practice prayers and devotions each morning, and I write my thoughts in a journal. At each day’s end, within 20 words, I jot down my all-over event and make a few comments. Find what works for you and make time for that thing as much as possible. This help to sort and clear my mind, and one would be an email in-box.
Some other ideas for maintaining a healthy mindset is- :
Benefits of a Healthy Mind Set
Some of which include:
· Increased mental clarity, happiness, and energy.
· Decreased stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.
· More self-awareness and alignment with the highest version of your best self
Who is it for?
If you want to improve your lifestyle by becoming their very best self-adjust your mindset to one that works for you. Whatever skills and habits weigh you down, living with a focused and clear mind can help you to address any problems.
Learning to be in control over your mind, can be taught to anyone of any age, ability, or life circumstances. As long as you are looking to heal, enrich or empower their life with joy bringing peace and calm then adjusting your mindset will benefit you.
On Becoming Self Aware
Developing a healthy mindset is not something you possess do but more about who you become, which will affect the wellness of your mind, body, and spirit.
If your mindset is balanced it will be easy to embrace mindfulness which means learning to live in the moment and making the most of that moment. An added benefit of mindfulness is that you will become more self-aware.
Making it a goal to become self-aware is one of the most freeing things you can do. Often, we don’t’ begin to become aware of our bodies until we become sick. It is then that we tend to take an interest in how our body works and what foods and exercise might help us get well. But for some of us, it’s all too late when illness has taken hold, and a long recovery is ahead or no recovery at all. Becoming self-aware will help you to learn is about ‘prevention’ rather than just cure. It’s getting a few steps ahead of the game and consistently making good lifestyle choices for your total well-being.
About Holistic Living.
I take a holistic approach to my personal life and work. It’s about making changes by’ becoming’ rather than ‘doing’. When we ‘become’, the ‘doing’ results naturally. It’s about allowing your very being, which is comprised of Mind, Body, and Spirit, to emerge and become better. Holistic living works toward wholeness and draws in the care and growth of yourself. It enables you to establish balance in all areas to be a healthier, happier You, to live a more fulfilling life.
Benefits of a Healthy Mindset
Wellness in mental health, spirituality, and a healthier body are the main benefits of a healthy mindset. If you think in a healthy way, you will take healthy actions for example,
· Balanced emotional and physical well-being
· Better interpersonal relationships
· Reduced stress
· Improved productivity
· Relief of chronic ailments
· Enhanced environment understanding
· Your relationships,
· Career and finance balance
· Personal growth
· Spiritual development
These benefits are achieved by -
· Developing a new paradigm (mindset)
· Developing a realistic daily routine
· Establishing daily Well-Habits that nourish your Mind, Body & Spirit.
Do you need Coaching to achieve this?
If you’re asking yourself, “do I need a life coach?” it’s likely that Coaching would benefit you. Here are a few more signs -
· You want a change of lifestyle and are not sure how to go about it.
· You want to live a more healthy, well-balanced life.
· You want encouragement to set goals and get those projects done.
· You want to establish your life purpose.
· You’re stuck in self-destructive habits that you want freedom from
· Your inner thoughts and self-talk are negative.
· You’ve recently made a significant life change or undergone a stressful event.
· You continually feel overwhelmed and need support.
· You suffer from fear of failure or something else that keeps you from reaching your goals (i.e.) one step forward- two steps back.
· Or You are an adult dyslexic and need support.
Recognize yourself in any of these? If you do, make the decision to contact me today and begin the journey to a happier, more confident, and fulfilled self.
My purpose is to support people to build a healthy mindset. I provide an integrative holistic, lived experience model. My focus is wellness in mind, body, and spirit because if these three are in sync, your will achieve your purpose and ideal lifestyle. To this end, I have created an integrative transformational intervention methodology to support you step by step.
· Gain clarity in your purpose and find meaning – Get clear and focused on the goals and objectives that will radically change your life in the next year.
· Achieve your goals – Feel more energy, more vitality, and more accountability from a coach who pushes you.
· Ignite passion in your profession and relationships – Remove beliefs that are sabotaging you from genuine connection and discover the key to fulfillment.
Professionally trained with a Master of Arts in Counselling in Professional Development and Coaching, With over 40 years of experience, I will support you to maximize your full potential. You will identify your goals and receive balanced teaching, great tips, guidance, and encouragement throughout your journey to becoming a better version of yourself. Let’s Talk - Contact me and see what the next step is right for you!
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