The Real Key to Living Your Life as You want To
If you are keen to live as full a life as you want to, then you will need to focus on a number of things to make that happen. A lot of people feel that they want this, and yet they struggle to really do everything which is necessary to make it a reality, and ultimately they end up causing themselves more harm than good. If you want to make sure that you are living your best life, you will most of all need to focus on your self-care and make sure that you are doing everything you should be doing to take the best possible care of yourself that you can. That can be much harder than you might think, so it is something you will want to focus on as best as you can from the start. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the more important elements to looking after yourself which you can start focusing on from today.
Put Yourself First
This first thing is something that many of us have struggled with in life, and yet it is exactly what you should be aiming to do if you want to live your life as fully as possible. The trouble is that a lot of people see the words ‘put yourself first’ and interpret them to mean ‘put others down’, but that is so far from the truth and it needs rectifying. Putting yourself first doesn’t mean that you are not kind to others, it just means exactly what it says – you go first. Make sure that you are doing whatever makes you happy or satisfied, and don’t bend your will to simply keep others happy if it makes you miserable. By actively putting yourself first, you will find that you can experience much more joy much more easily than you would otherwise expect to, and you will find it is a much more natural thing to be able to do this too. Putting yourself first is a hugely important thing, and if you are not used to it then you should start practicing it today.
Know Your Values
Most people go through life without a clear understanding about what their real underlying values are, and this generally only results in a kind of life half-lived. If you want to make the most of living, it can be helpful if you work out what you really think about things. Often with an older perspective, you gain a good deal of wisdom here. This is not the same as being opinionated and always having the last word – it’s just a case of knowing what it is that you stand up for and what you believe in, and at the same time knowing full well what it is that you don’t want to be any part of. If you find that you are not currently all that in touch with your own values, then you might want to think about doing whatever you can to discover them. That might mean spending some time in deep thought in order to get in touch with your instincts, or it might be a case of talking them out with people.. Whatever it takes is what you need to do – and once you know your values more fully, you can make sure that you are living according to them more effectively.Remember no matter your age – transition comes up at certain times of your life and you gain new perspectives about what is important.
So what do you need to do to make sure that you are taking care of your body? Most of all, be sure to eat a diet that is natural and healthy, with as many whole foods as possible and very few processed foods. Keep alcohol and so on to a minimum if at all, and make sure that you are exercising as much as you can. You should also make sure that you have access to good medical care, even if that means searching around until you find a practice that has a decent practice management which you can trust. Do all that, and you will be focusing properly on better health, to the point where you are bound to live your life much more fully.
Look After Your Body
Having a healthy body is more important even than most people realize. We all know that health is valuable for a full life, but there is much more to it than merely keeping away from illness – though that is also important. The healthier you are and the more you look after your body, the more likely it is that you will feel able to really approach your life with the gusto that you are looking for, and that is a great thing which you should be aiming for as best as you can be. There are a lot of reasons this works, and one of the main ones is that when you are looking after your body, you tend to feel so much better about yourself in a good, deep natural way, that you are more likely to live in the way that you really desire.
Look After Your Mind
It’s really no use taking care of your body if you are not also making a point of looking after your mind, so you should make sure that you are doing this in tandem with that. Living your life as you want to is almost impossible if you are not doing whatever you can to look after your mind, so this is hugely important. Everyone has a distinct, unique set of mental challenges to overcome, and whatever yours are, you will need to pay respect to them if you are to transmute them into something better. Some things will help most people, however: exercise, meditation, being kind to others and expressing gratitude towards life. If you can make a point of doing all that, you will inevitably find that you are much happier in your daily life and that the problems that beset you are going to be a lot easier to manage, deal with, and overcome.
Take care of these factors, and you will soon find that you are living your life exactly as you want and need to.
Deborah Hunter Kells
I have a wide range of interests and the top of my list is people and relationships. I appreciate our big wide world and nature which tries so hard to deal with what we do to it. As noted you will find a variety of topics covered (see Home page) My appreciation goes to my team and others whom I collaborate with to make this blog successful and resourceful. Thanks especially to my team: Sarah, Tina, and Billah (See footer for more of their details)