Being healthy is a decision. And anyone can make that decision.
This holds true irrespective of your circumstances, or your personal reason for why your health is important.
I care about my health because it means freedom. When I’m in good health, I can do whatever I desire.
This week’s post is about health and wellness on a deeper, fundamental level. It’s about how you lead your life.
Think of the faces of health and wellness you know of, or the healthiest people you personally know.
Notice how they seem to always be in shape, looking happy, and beaming with positive energy? They seem to glow from within. This doesn’t just happen for them. Their lifestyle takes work, diligence, and above all, consistency.
Healthy people have no issue with consistency because they build habits into their lifestyle.
It’s no coincidence that these people are achieving successes in other areas of their life too. Positive habits and a healthy lifestyle bring other benefits to you beyond your health.
Having a healthy lifestyle strengthens you at your core and radiates out.
The following suggests how that could be.
Here are the top habits of happy, healthy people.
How they do one thing is how they do everything
Healthy, happy people live a principled life. Everything they do takes them back to their “why”, or their sense of purpose.
For example, my “why” is always centred on freedom. I believe that my life’s purpose is to create freedom — for myself and for others.
Therefore, everything meaningful that I do aligns with my “why”.
Abundant health means abundance in other areas of life
Healthy people know that investing time, energy, and money in their health results in both direct and indirect returns on investment.
Being healthier means more energy and focus. And more energy and focus means you can work toward your next career goal. And being in the ideal state of mind and energy when working toward your goals leads to better outcomes.
They take care of their body
I once read somewhere that Jennifer Lopez gets 7 to 8 hours sleep every single night without exception. She also preaches drinking water at all times because it keeps her weight down. For someone who seems to look better with age, she’s just following some really simple healthy habits that you can do today.
They care how they look, and know that looking good comes from within
How you put yourself together and how you take care of yourself is how you present yourself to others.
Healthy people work on their exterior through working on their interior.
They hold a strong sense of self-respect that tells them they deserve to become the best version of themselves, so they make an unwavering commitment to being healthy.
What we forget is that we as individuals are the only one who can decide and own the decision to be healthy.
The responsibility is on you.
So, what’s your “why”? And how does your life’s purpose align with why your health is important to you?
Does this content resonate with you?