Over the past few years, I feel I have mastered the art of ‘breathing life into my years and years back into my life’. Creating a meaningful life is synonymous with creating a masterpiece of art that we get to design and make our own. It is a blank canvas that we get to create and construct any way that we want. We can approach it with curiosity, openness, and excitement. It is an adventure that we get to create with our own imagination and implement into action.
If you could wave a magic wand and create any life you wanted for yourself, what would it look like? What would your relationships be like? What activities would you be doing? What does life look like after retirement? How are you filling up your cup? Are you living your life to the fullest? … and is your health and wellness able to support this amazing future?
In the hustle and bustle of life, we often stay narrow-focused on what’s happening today and neglect our dreams for the future. You have the power now to create that dream life. Start putting deposits into that health account now so that you can reap the benefits today and into your future!
Over the many years that I have been submerged in the health and wellness profession, I have discovered there are 4 main areas that have a tremendous impact on our health and our life.
- Chronic Stress
Chronic stress is deemed the ‘silent killer’ because it shows up as inflammation in our body and if not managed, can cause serious immune deficiencies which can result in illness or disease. The good news is that we have the opportunity and ability to reduce most stress in our life … And all we need to do is reprogram our neurology, change the unhelpful patterns, and respond to stress in a healthy way. Using our body as a tool to know when we are dysregulated can be immensely powerful in bringing attention to the stress and doing something about it immediately.
- Moving from a Fixed Mindset to A Growth Mindset
Do you often try new things and push yourself into uncharted territory? Or do you tend to stick with what you know and what is comfortable? Your answer to these questions reveals which mindset is governing your life.
When we are stuck in a fixed mindset, we limit our abilities. If we believe we cannot learn to ride a bike, then we will never try. But if you believe that you can learn and gain the knowledge to be able to ride that bike then you are in a growth mindset. Staying in a fixed mindset keeps us stuck and doing the same thing repeatedly. Moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, flips the switch that will have you creating abundant health and an abundant life, easily and effortlessly.
- Take 100% Responsibility for Your Health and Your Life
We like to blame our problems or struggles on outside sources. This situation or that person is preventing me from getting what I want… or is making me unhappy, or making me anxious, or some sort of exterior influence that is stopping us in our tracks … BUT it is US that gets in the way of our results. I know, this is a hard pill to swallow, at least it was for me.
The thing is, knowing that you have 100% responsibility for your outcome, empowers you to make favourable shifts and changes, … but not knowing this can keep you on the hamster wheel, running in circles, and not getting anywhere. It’s an attitude shift that seeks solutions taking a proactive approach instead of a reactive approach. When we don’t take 100% responsibility we are at the mercy of the events and people around us, blaming outside sources for poor performance or lack of achievement which puts us in the victim role making us powerless and we take on the role of blaming, shaming, and making excuses.
- Self Awareness Is the Highest Form of Healing
Your body has an innate ability to heal itself and thrive, the problem is that we have the tendency to keep adding fuel to the fire putting our bodies in a compromised state. Whether it be stress, poor nutrition, lack of movement, lack of self-care, emotions, toxins, or any number of the stressors in our environment. The unfortunate reality is that all these stressors are making us sicker and sicker.
If we become self-aware and stop adding fuel to the fire but rather honor what our body needs, then our body can heal and thrive, and we can start living a more vibrant life.
True health lies beneath self-awareness and healing the body becomes an inside out job. What is going on with your health is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of you. We have this amazing toolkit (our body) that we carry around with us every minute of every day. If we can learn to use it to our advantage, it will go a long way in creating a long and healthy life.
It’s like a Domino Effect! As you move into a higher vibration of love, peace, joy, and gratitude you automatically do things that are healthy. You get into the ‘growth’ mindset and take responsibility for your health. As you move into a lower vibration of blame, shame, anxiety, and fear you automatically do things that are unhealthy. By going inward, and honouring what your body needs and paying attention will create the abundant health you desire
If you pay attention to these 4 things, you will learn how to breathe life back into your years and years back into your life easily and ultimately reverse your biological clock in the process.
Tina is a health and wellness coach, author and inspiration speaker who is best known for her holistic approach to creating balance in the body, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. She helps women transform burnout into empowerment so that they can take back their control. Through this approach, Tina enables her clients to reach their health and wellness goals with ease, creating life-long sustainable solutions. To learn more about Tina and RenewYou contact [email protected]. If you are interested in receiving a FREE nutritious recipe every Monday subscribe to her list at courses.renewyoucoach.com/free-recipe-subscription.