No matter what your doctors tell you, only you know whether you are healthy or not. It is also you who, in most cases, has the power to be healthy and remain that way.
With that in mind, let us explore three tips for a holistic, healthy lifestyle.
The Importance of Your Surroundings
The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui details the importance of energy in bringing balance to human beings and their surroundings. Feng Shui harmonizes living creatures with the inanimate beings around them through the adequate use of space and the maximizing of airflow. In simple terms, where you are and under what conditions this place is can be the difference between a peaceful life and one filled with stress and anxiety.
But how is this applied in a straightforward, practical manner? There are various answers to this question. Still, it starts with maintaining a pristine and decluttered environment in your home. As the old saying goes, cleanliness is holiness. If you want your body and mind to behave at their optimal level, your house should be clean.
If there is garbage to be collected, pick it up, segregate it, and throw it away. If you find a rodent problem in your basement, hire a reputable pest or mosquito control services provider and get it sorted out. As the covid-19 global pandemic has taught us, the cleaner you are, the safer you will be.
Choosing Your Relationships
Few things are worse than being in a bad marriage. Aside from having to share time, space, and responsibilities with someone you do not love, bad marriages can have disastrous consequences for your physical and mental health. Some scientists even suggest that the levels of stress your body and mind reach while on a verbal fight with your spouse are lower than those you experience when you are face to face with a hungry lion.
But marriages are not the only relationships people are involved in. Whether you are single or married, we all have to deal with friends, coworkers, classmates, neighbors, and many other people throughout our lives. The question, therefore, lies in knowing which relationships are worth our time and which we should let go of.
While it may seem difficult at first, determining whether a person should be a part of your life is not that complicated. If you feel bad every time you are around him, if she brings out the worst in you, or if you dread the times when you have to see him, the choice is pretty simple. The difficult part is having the courage to let go.
If you are struggling with this decision, ask yourself, who is more important to me? Is it this person, or is it myself?
Finding a Balance
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Netherlands has the best work-life balance in the world.
There are several reasons for this. First, even though Holland is a small country in terms of landmass, it only has a population of a little over 17 million. As a result, job competitiveness is much lower than in other highly-populated nations like China, India, and Brazil. Second, the Netherlands has one of the best equal-opportunity employment systems. Whether you are a man or a woman, chances are you will have a job. Finally, the Dutch place a high value on entertainment and having time to relax with family and friends.
When it comes to your health, finding a balance is not only about spending equal time at home and the office. It also entails reaching a middle ground between your physical health, spirituality, and mental well-being. If you have an amazing body but are always stressed, this will affect your health sooner or later. Similarly, if you are happy with your job and who you are but suffer from obesity, your life will be much less fruitful than it should.
There are tens, if not hundreds, of health tips out there for you to follow. If you search online, you will find everything you need, from workouts based on your age and dieting tips to meditation courses for beginners, apps that train your mind, and personal coaching services.
Still, it all boils down to simplicity and common sense. It is a matter of where, who, and what. If you live in a beautiful, clean house, you will likely harbor positive feelings that will influence your body condition and well-being. If you are with the right people, you will be far more motivated to succeed, and they will inspire you to do your best. Lastly, if you can bring all these things together, you will find external satisfaction and internal peace.
And that is what being healthy is all about.