Making healthy choices in the New Year, or any other time, need not be something that is difficult. What may be the most difficult aspect is to realise, to fully comprehend, that you NEED to make some changes.
If your health is less than perfect, if your suffer with low energy, if your sleep is not healthy, if you suffer with anger, fear, stress or any other unhealthy emotion much of the time these are indications that you need to make some changes. If you don’t, you will probably start on a slippery slope of deteriorating health, if you haven’t already.
Top of the list, in my book, comes healthy food choices. These include:
- stopping all processed (packaged or manipulated in some way) ‘food’
- replace it with real food, such as fresh fruit and vegetables
replacing all white flour with wholemeal flour, white rice with brown or wild rice
- replacing white sugar (poison) with fresh or dried fruit, stevia, honey (real) or rapadura (or equivalent)
- cut out or cut back on animal protein – to two or three times a week rather than two or three times a day (so common today)
- eat lots of green leafy vegetables, either in green smoothies or cooked
Another healthy choice to a more fulfilling life is a lack of stress. One way to achieve this quickly is to meditate. Meditating for about an hour a day, either in one session or broken into two, is recommended as a great way to manage stress effectively. However, many people will say they don’t have an hour a day to spare.
Spot meditations get around this admirably. A spot meditation consists of stopping what you are doing and focusing on your internal body for one, two or three breaths. If you like you can close your eyes, but you don’t have to. Just have an empty gaze.
Practicing this many times a day can be as good as meditating for longer stretches.
An important healthy choice also includes daily exercise. It doesn’t have to be an active gym workout. In fact I suggest a more leisurely exercise spent in nature is far more beneficial than fast exercise indoors. Stop and ‘smell the roses’ or appreciate nature. That is a meditation in itself. The other day I spent the best part of an hour, just being observant of the activity of wildlife in and around a body of water. I left feeling enraptured and peaceful, a mood that lasted all day.
Healthy choices also includes that you recognise that you are the pilot of your ship. We are limited by our mind, including our fears. We need to be open to the fact that anything is possible. And that everything starts in the mind. Every conceivable part of our lives, whether it be a physical gadget or an emotional mindset, started as a thought.
Change your thoughts and you change your life.
Use holistic health care for your health concerns. In most cases, these modalities, especially homeopathy, help you evolve beyond your current difficulties. I suggest that you use mainstream medicine as a last resort rather than a first one. Medicine is based on old fashioned Newtonian physics. The rest of the world has moved on to Quantum, or energy, physics, where homeopathy resides.
Make 2015 a year to take responsibility for your life. Stop relying on government, ‘experts’ and the like and work things out for yourself. Life is a journey, with changing scenes along the way. That is the nature of life. It is ever changing.
Appreciate that every act, every thought, every feeling has a ripple effect on the rest of the world. Make healthy choices, so you influence the world (and yourself) in a positive way.