High on Life… Healthy Living for Body, Mind, and Spiritual Balance

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Are you tired of living in pain or feeling depressed? Do you want to start living a better life? If so, this blog post is for you. This article will discuss how to take care of your body and mind by leading a healthier lifestyle. We’ll talk about the importance of exercise, healthy dieting, managing stress levels, getting enough sleep, and maintaining an optimal balance between body, mind, and spiritual health.

Exercise

Physical activity is essential for living a healthy lifestyle. By simply moving 30 minutes a day, you improve your cardiovascular fitness levels while at the same time strengthening muscles and bones. Physical movement also improves mental health by lowering stress levels and releasing endorphins that make us happier people overall. Not only does exercise improve our bodies’ function, but there are many other benefits to exercise. These include:

  1. Improved Sleep
  2. Stress Reduction
  3. Increased Self Esteem
  4. Decreased Depression and Anxiety

Healthy Dieting

Eating a healthy diet is another critical component for maintaining emotional well-being. To maintain a healthier lifestyle, we should try not to overeat processed food or junk food while eating more vegetables and fruits. Our bodies must get the nutrients they need to function optimally, so it’s best if you avoid foods high in sugar, fats, salts, and preservatives as those are bad for your health. I know, then what is left to bring a little happiness in your life? Diet is not about creating absence and longing. Healthy eating is about creating a lifestyle change you can live with to make long-term changes within your body structure.

You are what you eat? Food for fuel versus food for your pleasure principle is a crucial factor here. Your mood is highly reliant on fluctuations in your blood sugar. The more you can maintain an even seas approach to your eating, the easier it will be to keep an optimally balanced mood. Finding balance in your eating will assist you in managing your overall stress by creating a habit for successful self-esteem.

Managing Stress Levels

Stress can be a crippling feeling. We all experience it from time to time, but there are many ways of coping with stress in our day-to-day lives. One way is by getting more sleep at night. Rest allows us to recharge and recover after a stressful day’s work or school activities, decreasing fatigue, improving moods, and increasing cognitive function throughout the following days.

Another strategy for managing stress is mindfulness meditation practices that focus on breathing techniques and deep relaxation while lowering one’s pulse rate. If you need help finding out how meditation might benefit you, check out my Mindfulness Meditations link to learn the basics of this beautiful art in stress management.

Another simple fix to manage stress is to use a Breath or Relax app on your favorite device. iPhone, Android, Apple Watch, and Fitbit have applications built within that remind you to take time to decrease that daily stress load and take the time needed to decompress. 

Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is the cornerstone of our physical health and emotional well-being. Without it, our mood and our physical health deteriorate quickly. Deep sleep allows the body to repair itself from the day’s events and re-energize to take on the daily tasks to come. In contrast, REM sleep is our psyche’s reparative function.

For adults, you should have 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night. By sleeping less than six hours, you rob the body of the time it needs to repair itself emotionally and physically. If you sleep more than 9 hours, you deprive your mind of the experience it needs to maintain optimal emotional health by doing those unique things you love to do.

Maintaining an Optimal Balance of Body, Mind, and Spiritual Health

An optimum balance between mental health and physical wellness is necessary for emotional well-being. It’s essential to take care of your body by eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water every day, getting enough sleep each night, managing stress levels by practicing meditation, yoga, a swim, a bath, or other relaxation methods best for you. To maintain the optimal level within yourself mentally, it’s also crucial to practice mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing exercises in a quiet space where minimal distractions occur. A little silence allows you to focus on what matters most: YOU!

When we take time out to care for ourselves, it must involve all three: physical health, mental health, and spiritual well-being. We should not neglect our physical health for the sake of only caring about the mind or spiritual fulfillment. We cannot expect to be emotionally well if we are physically ill. Mental health without bodily function will deteriorate quickly due to a lack of energy resources. At the same time, spiritual wellness will suffer if our emotional or physical well-being has worsened.

When you have the flu, ask yourself if you feel mentally alert, ready to go, or even able to pursue that long-awaited dream? Of course not. But when you are ready, my proven method of personal development coaching can help.

Personal Development Coaching

Sometimes life gets chaotic. At these times, we may not even be aware that our coping mechanisms are failing us. If this sounds like something you deal with often, then personal development coaching might help your cause! Personal growth can lead to improved self-esteem. In turn, this can lead to a dramatic increase in your overall happiness.

A personal development coach will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and develop a plan to achieve them. With a dream, a plan, and a little direction, your goal is more close than you may realize.

As a practicing doctor fluent in personal development coaching, my goal is to help you find a way towards healthful living for the body, mind, and spirit. By learning to navigate those pitfalls that hold you back, you will discover improved self-esteem, increase your wellness quotient, and chart a course towards your inner desires.

As always, my friends, Namaste. May blessings find you as you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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