There are many different definitons of what being "healthy" is. This word is often used in conjunction with selling whatever the latest fad is. Everyone thinks they know what "healthy" is and most aren't shy about telling you whether what you're doing is right or not. This is the thing, healthy is not a one size fits all kind of deal. Health is different for everyone, there are no rigid guidlines that serve as the end all be all in what defines being healthy.
I have many times followed the paths that others have set forth in order to feel like I was a healthy being. Regarless of whether that meant eating a certain way, having a certain exercise routine, or living a particular lifestyle. I tried so many things in hopes of finding guidelines that felt right to me.
It took me years and years to understand that I had to define what healthy meant for me as an individual. Healthy to me is doing what allows you to feel your best. It means nourishing yourself with foods that make you feel good. For me, healthy doesn't involve spending countless hours at the gym because for me that it dangerous and will only lead to obsession. I've had to find a way to stay active without overdoing it. Let's also remember that healthy doesn't only involve your body but your mental state as well. Mental health is equally if not more important than physical health. In my definition this includes practicing lots of self care as well as filling my mind with all things positive.
Like I said, being "healthy" is something very different for each of us. It's essential to explore what things enable you to feel your absolute best, (both mentally and physically). Try not to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. We are all unique so expecting something that someone else does to feel right is a longshot. Practice patience when exploring and try new things, eventually you will find the right combination of components that work for you.
I stress again that "healthy" doesn't have to mean being at the gym seven days a week and eating only chicken and vegetables. If that works for you, great, but that is not what makes me feel good personally.
Have fun exploring health for yourself. Find peace for your body and mind. Don't be pressured by fads, find what makes YOU feel great regardless of what the rest of the world is doing :)
I have for so long greatly underestimated my capabality. I never thought I would be able to achieve even half of the things I have under my belt. Not once did I even fathom I could have years of sobriety, be able to practice independence, or even hold a job, to name a few. But guess what, I am doing all of those things and more. I imagined a life where these things existed but assumed I couldn't conquer any of them in my lifetime.
I think as humans we underestimate the power we have. I think we are afraid of going after what we want because we are afraid that the outcome won't be what we wanted. I believe that most of us try something once and if it doesn't work out we stop there.
Here's what I've learned, if you want to achieve something or want your life to look a certain way you need to put your whole being into making that happen. Hard work and openness are absolutle necessities. When we allow ourselves to be open with the universe about what we desire, we are letting it know that we are ready and willing to do what we need to in order to make things happen.
Having put out there what you want won't make some kind of instant miracle occur, unfortunately. Now comes the hard work, the perserance, and the patience. I have discovered that when you are truly ready to recieve the things you desire, the universe will send you opportunity. Sometimes it may be quiet and sometimes it will be thrown right in your lap.
Now, this opportunity may not be exactly what you hoped for but it may be a stepping stone taking you further to your final destination. We cannot let what may seem like a small, insignificant step pass us by. Small things can lead to big things. I believe that with hard work all of these minor stepping stones will pay off in great ways.
I realize a lot of this may sound corny and probably stupid to many of you. I am only sharing the path in which things have presented themselves to me and what has lead me to achieve the things I have always craved.
My main point here is that you are much more capable then you believe. Always try for the things you want because you never know where giving your all to something could potentially take you.
I have for years wanted to start a blog and finally with some encouragement I did. Now I love to write and am exstatic at the number of people who can relate and find comfort in my words. I am so happy I took a chance on this blog and so happy about the places that writing is beginning to take me.
Think of one thing. One thing that's been in the back of your mind. That one thing you have been wanting to try. I know everyone has something. I urge you to go for it whether it is something small or something grand. You hold endless power and even if what you're imagining doesn't happen exactly how you want it to, I can almost guarentee that it will bring you unexpected and wonderful joy.
Hard work, persevence, and passion are all you need. I believe in you!