Being in a healthy place in your life is a wonderful feeling. You get to overthink a lot less than you used to, and you finally feel at peace with how your life is going. It is a comfort that not many have but many desire.
So, how do we get to a place where we are physically and mentally healthy and happy? I can help you out with that, and it honestly starts with your decision to make your life better. Without your choosing to give yourself a better life, you will never move past the rut you are in. Let us say that you do try and be healthier. You go on a diet, and you exercise more, and maybe it works for a few days. Then, all of a sudden, you get lazy and realize that life would be a whole lot easier if you would just order your favorite fast food and stay at home.
Without choosing to change your mindset and without the conscious effort to choose a new life for yourself, you will eventually fall back into that destructive pattern that you are in, and that is not what you want to happen to you. So, make that choice for yourself. Choose to be in a better place. If you think you need encouragement or if you need support, your family will always be there for that. Talk to your mom or your dad or your siblings, tell them what you want to happen to your life, and maybe you can start step two from there.
Talk to your family and mend your relationships, if needed. Maybe you have unresolved issues, or maybe you just want to reconnect with them, do it. Being able to forgive is your way of letting go of the past and the pain it has brought you. You are going into a new life, and although your past is important, it is not something you need to bring along as baggage. Free yourself of any emotional or mental pain that the past may have caused. This is you forgive them, but more importantly, this is you forgiving yourself.
If you are still not convinced of the first two steps, then step three is not going to be any easier. This time, after you take care of your insides, it is time to take care of your body. This is where you eat healthier, start exercising, or going to the gym. When your body feels energized and healthy, your mind starts to feel the same way as well. If you want, what you can do is, you can include your family in this healthier journey of yours. Ask them to join you when you go to the gym or when you go on that new diet. This can be a new bonding moment for you, and it can motivate you to see people you love and care for doing the same things as you. So, get healthy and happy.
We started the change from the inside, and we moved outward. At this point, you are going to start feeling a whole lot better, but the change does not stop there. From here, what you do is you identify the areas in your life that you think need to be changed or that you need to let go of. Sometimes, we keep holding on to these things or these people that ultimately cause us more pain than joy, and most of the time, this is what brings us to a darker place in life. So, we have to let go of the things that hurt us for us to get what we deserve.
In conclusion, what we need to do is we need to start the change within us, and then we work our way out. We start the change from within us so we can eventually move on to taking care of our physical self. It is very important to make sure that not only is your body healthy but also your mind. We live in a world where we are looked at by so many people and judged by so many people that we sometimes forget that their opinions do not matter. What matters is how you see yourself and how you treat yourself. If you start treating yourself with the same love and the same respect that you keep giving your family and other people, then you will start to realize that you are finally in that place of peace and stability that you have always been praying for.
This is the sign for you to start choosing yourself over your family, over your friends, over your partner, over anyone else. At the end of the day, what matters is how you treated yourself, and if you treated yourself the way you want others to treat you.