Conscious breathing is very important. We all breathe, but how many of us breathe consciously? It takes awareness. It takes presence to breathe consciously. Breathe consciously as often as you can. Whenever you are reminded to breathe, it’s as simple as that.
Get plenty of rest. Get to bed early, wake up early. Sleep, rest determines how your day will play out, how you will feel throughout the day, so get plenty of it.
Stay hydrated. There should never be a moment when you’re thirsty and you do not have water beside you. You should always have a water bottle or a jar of water, glass, however you like it. There should always be water near you and it should be the highest quality water that you can get. There should never be a moment where you have to travel a distance in order to drink water. Always have it at hand so that the moment you feel thirsty, you can quench your thirst at that moment.
Never allow yourself to become dehydrated. Our bodies are mostly liquid, mostly water, so keep that in mind, think about that. In order for it to function optimally, it needs water.
Nourish your body with the proper nutrients, the higher the quality nutrients, the higher the quality lifestyle, basically, the higher quality life. Make sure that you’re eating whole foods and that they’re organic and non-GMO. It’s very important. Whole foods have all the nutrients you need and it has a well balanced amount of it.
I’m talking about coconuts, I’m talking about avocados and bananas, I’m talking about quinoa and kale, I’m talking about all the leafy greens.
It is very important to make sure you’re getting the proper amount of calories, the proper amount of fats, the proper amount of protein, the proper amount of vitamins, the proper amount of minerals, everything your body needs.
You need to make sure that you’re getting what your body needs to sustain your body, so that your body can sustain you, your mentality and your spirituality. In order to be in a good state, you must make sure you’re putting the right food, good food in your body. So, educate yourself.
Life is movement. Move your body. You need to get the blood flowing. You need to absorb all the nutrients that you’re getting from these good whole foods, you need movement in order for them to circulate and to reach every part of your body, and to breathe in more oxygen so that you can, feel and think and just be clearer.
Make sure to do your best to get exercise every day, mainly cardiovascular exercise. Strength training is good as well, but you need to move. There’s not much movement in weight training, of course it involves movement, but not the type of movement that I’m talking about (jogging, running, etc.). Swimming is very, very, very, very, very, very, very good.
Take time out of your day to come into your body, to close your eyes to tune everything out and to find that space within and to tap into it. Also, not only going inward and tuning out your external circumstance, but tuning in and going outward as well. Being completely present with your surroundings. That’s a form of meditation itself. Mindful walking, mindful anything, as long as it’s mindful, as long as you’re present and aware, it has a tremendous effect on your body, on your mind and on your spirit.
Very important. Be sure to bask under the sun. Allow yourself to absorb the light, the rays of sunlight into your body. Get your vitamin D as well as all the other benefits that the sun has to offer. Make sure you go out often. Visit nature and breathe in the oxygen that the plants give off.
So, those are the seven steps for healthy living: breath, rest, hydration, nutrition, exercise, meditation and sunlight. Hopefully this was helpful. Have a good day.