Balance: Body, Mind, and Spirit
I have always been a believer in creating ‘Balance’ in our everyday lives. For me, there are 6 modalities that are most important:
Having fun is not a diversion from a successful life— it is the pathway to it. The secret to life is to have fun! Listen to our own heart, discover and respect our own gifts. Live a joyful life sharing our gifts through our thoughts, words and actions. Live like a child, and laugh when we fall down or make mistakes. Get up and try again! Success is ours, everything else gives life flavor. Having fun has been proven to be healing to the body, mind and spirit.
I know that exercising on a regular basis has greatly contributed to the quality of my life. I know it improves my digestion, sleep patterns, self-image, keeps my weight stable, helps me stay healthy both physically and emotionally plus it is fun! I have a boost of energy after I exercise and I feel that I can meet any challenge.
Sleep deficiency can affect mood and the ability to learn. It also affects metabolism, appetite, blood pressure, levels of inflammation in the body and perhaps even the “immune response.” Lack of sleep has been linked to stroke, obesity diabetes, anxiety, depression, heart disease and cancer.
It is soooo important to drink plenty of water every day. Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and be more alert. Drinking water promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, improves skin complexion, maintains regularity, boosts the immune system—and on and on I could go.
Food and the nutrients obtained from food are vital to keep the body healthy and alive. Nutrients are required in order to build and repair cells and body tissues, maintain the organs and bones in optimum working condition and to provide energy, fuel and warmth. I add nutritional supplements to my daily maintenance program to ensure that I am getting the vital nutrients needed for my optimal health and wellness.
6. Spiritual Connection
You can think of spirituality as connecting to whatever you consider meaningful and holy. You can find it in God, in yourself, in other people, in nature, art or kindness. Whatever you focus on, spirituality offers many possible benefits, including better mood, less anxiety or depression and even fewer aches and illnesses.
Try incorporating the above 6 modalities into your everyday life. I have, and I know I am a healthier, happier person. It is just a matter of creating ‘new’ habits. If I could do this for the past 25 years, you can too. Enjoy!