When you think about getting “healthy,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Well, if you’re like most people, diet and exercise are probably the two things that come to mind. That’s because, in the past, your physical health was what was considered as the foundation of your overall health… but the state of your mind is also a major component to the overall functioning of your body as well.
Good health isn’t just about your physical body; In fact, our mind and body are so connected that you can’t have one without the other, and they actually impact each other in numerous ways. For example, if you’re stressed about something from work, it’s caused physical pain to your body like stomach problems or migraines.
That reason alone is why it’s so important to maintain a healthy balance between your mind, body, and spirit to care for and nurture your entire being, which includes your physical, mental, spiritual, and even your emotional needs.
To meet these needs, it doesn’t require a massive movement or production. There are indeed simple habits you can incorporate in your daily life to cultivate and nurture a balanced mind, body, and spirit.
Ways to Feed Your Mind, Body, and Spirit
Read and Learn New Things
Once you’ve graduated high school or college, that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning new things. Open your mind to new learning opportunities by attending workshops, reading, enrolling in online classes, or visiting museums. There’s no such thing as useless information.
Traveling doesn’t necessarily mean going out of the country… that can get pretty expensive. But sometimes to clear your mind, you just need to get away, and you don’t always have to tell others that you’re traveling either… you can go by yourself. A quick 30-minute drive to a nearby city to visit its museums or to walk one of its hiking trails would be a peaceful getaway for your mind, body, and spirit.
Forgive Yourself For Mistakes You’ve Made in the Past
The whole point of the past is that it’s in the past. Whatever you’ve done in the past, learn from it. If you want any chance of a promising future, you can’t let your past destroy it. Consider going to a quiet place, speaking out loud what you’re having a hard time forgiving yourself for, and then say to yourself “I forgive myself,” and release it into the atmosphere.
Cleanse Your Body
Cleansing your body can be done in many ways but it usually starts from the inside out. Consider going on a juice cleanse of strictly cold-pressed juices, spend time in a sauna to sweat out impurities, and drink lots of water to flush out those impurities. The point is that a lot of our physical illnesses stem from the health of our gut. If you can tend to your gut health, you’ll have great physical health as well.
Remove Sources of Stress From Your Life
There are several factors that can bring stress into our lives, but to live a stress-free life, you have to get to the source of your stress and remove it. This can be clutter in your home or office, unhealthy relationships with family, friends, or partners, and poor spending.
Listen to Music
Music is a universal language to people all over the world, no matter the language. Whether it’s the sound, melodies, or lyrics, music speaks to people in many different ways. Find your favorite tune and sing or dance along to it.
All the time we do for ourselves and loved ones… Well, consider taking some time out to do for someone you don’t know or a cause you believe in. Sometimes the very thing our soul needs is to help others in need. It’s time to start doing some good in the world.
All too often, people drastically underestimate the power of meditation. Practicing meditation regularly not only improves your memory and mood but it also aids in the functioning of your immune system and helps you sleep better. In order to get the most from meditation, you want to do it in a quiet place where you can be completely still and free from distractions. Early mornings when most people are asleep is a great time to meditate.
Last, but certainly not least, practice kindness. To be kind to someone doesn’t cost a thing, nor is it taxing on your physical or mental health. You never know what someone is going through and a few kind words to a friend, coworker, loved one, and even a stranger could be the very thing to turn their bad day into a happy day filled with hope, not to mention, your mood will have a huge boost!