We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.
Enthusiastic people are the ones who actually get things done in this world. Enthusiasm is what turns any idea into reality. And enthusiasm is linked closely with happiness.
The seven blunders that human society commits and cause all the violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principles.
Taking control of your well being is of utmost importance because the soundness of your body and mind is your most valuable asset. A sign of wholeness in your body and mind is shown in your vitality and high energy level to accomplish any task or goals. You can improve or maintain your personal well being by practicing some common sense:
1. Healthy Diet Habits
Proper and adequate nutrition is important. Eating a wide variety of foods without getting too many calories or too much of any one nutrient.
Fresh food, vegetables and fruits provide nutrients, enzymes and are water rich. They act as your body cleansing agent to eliminate waste. Our body requires fresh food and lots of water. Other than consuming lots of water rich food, you need to feast on a healthy combination of food to help you with your digestive system. Too little water rich food, having too much food consisting of carbohydrates, proteins and high fat food and consuming beyond moderation is among the causes of weight problem and low energy. When you are dieting or working on weight gain or weight loss plans, you need to watch your nutritional intake so that it will not give you an adverse effect.
2. Daily Exercise Habits
Aerobic exercise and other forms of moderate to vigorous body movements improve physical fitness and the soundness of the mind. Your brain and other internal organs will function effectively when you choose to engage your body in activity. Regular and organized exercise like walking briskly or gardening affects your brain mechanism. Activities involving cardiovascular fitness help you avoid depression and other mood and personality disorders and enhance your wellness. Having regular exercise outdoors provides you with sufficient sunlight and plenty of fresh air.
3. Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Creating quality relationships and having worthy goals to live for help you become robust and wise. Living with good morals and behaviors that are aligned to your personal values can enrich your mind, body and spirit. Make it a habit to emphasize on your personal hygiene. Cultivate habits that encourage you to avoid infections and improve your general well being. Avoid excessive toxic food and drinks like alcohol and coffee that can affect your wellness. Stay away from cigarettes. Quit if you are indulging on that habit. Smoking shortens life expectancy. You can create a personal and healthy lifestyle by making conscious choices. Taking control of your health will result in more energy, mental alertness, enthusiasm, creativity and improved personal growth, success and wisdom.
4. Rest & Recreation
You need to make it a daily habit to sit quietly and relax your body and feel calm inside. Sufficient rest includes getting sound sleep. It helps you reduce stress and allows your body to renew. Regardless of your time pressures, you need to take a break and practice the habit of making your own leisure time for rest & recreation.
5. Meditation & Yoga Habits
Focusing your attention on your breathing quiets your mind. A quiet mind permits creativity and helps in the healing process from stress and other disturbing thoughts. Refined slow breathing promotes a complete balance between your body and mind and allows you to focus within, relax and contemplate. Breathing affects your emotions. Rapid heart rate causes muscle tension and high level of stress and is hazardous. Practicing simple breathing exercise three times a day will relax your mind and influence your body to function effectively.
6. Managing Emotions
Handling your emotions promotes good mental well-being. Women who are going through menopause may experience mood swings due to sleep disturbance caused by hot flashes. Negative emotions will affect your thinking and show up in the form of illness and ailments. The ability to manage your emotions will allow you to maintain a positive self image and esteem yourself as worthy. Your optimism and physical vitality will soar and allow you to grow in your relationships and career. Suppressing your emotions worsens illness and disease in mind and body. Releasing them helps you improve your well being.