Lifestyle changes come with the ebb and flow of life. It’s great to want to major change in your life; the big picture, the ultimate end goal, but how are we caring for ourselves along the way on the journey? This journey and this year have taught me that the lifestyle is how I’m living on the way to the end goal. We constantly talk to ourselves and say things like “if I only had this, then that would happen and I would feel complete,” the truth is that cycle continues and we are always thinking “if I only had this, then that”.
Instead of living a life that feels like it’s not enough, how about re-learning the basics, the things we have control over everyday, the areas in our life where real lifestyle changes occur. This list is far from exhaustive, but I encourage you to think about who you need to be and become in order to be ready to step into your desired lifestyle. Don’t you want to be healthy enough to enjoy it for a while? Don’t you want to be in an unshakable space mentally so nothing that comes up will cause you to be worried or concerned?
Intentionally seeking lifestyle changes isn’t about stuff. It’s creating an environment where you flourish; that is where the work happens. Lifestyle changes are for the long term. The work we have to do to maintain our mental and physical health has never been a one time thing. It’s a constant doing and learning, daily. Even the Bible tells us to meditate on the Word day and night. You have to take care of yourself. All of that said below are 25 lifestyle changes to improve your mental and physical health.
25 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Right Now
- Take a Multi-Vitamin
- Meditate On The Word of God
- Exercise at Least 3x a Week
- Eat Breakfast
- Drink Water
- Live in constant forgiveness
- Practice Gratitude
- Take Regular Breaks After a Period of Focused Work
- Increase Your flexibility
- Take the Stairs More
- Drink Less Soda
- Communicate Honestly About Your Feelings
- Unsubscribe and Clean Out Your Inbox
- Take A Day Off From Work
- Say No
- Set Boundaries
- Be Present in the 24 Hours You Have
- See a Therapist
- Get a Check Up
- Reach Out to Friends
- Refresh Your Affirmations
- Refresh Your Scriptures to Meditate On
- Create A Skincare Routine
What are some changes you’ve made to your life recently?
A popular one that I’ve been seeing is people purchasing plants. They add a lot to your home environment. Whatever you decide to do to change your lifestyle, just know you are able to do it with God’s help.
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Meditation, stretching, and learning to forgive have been huge for me!
These are so good JP! I really need to stretch more, I’ve recently added meditation back into my routine and it’s been so helpful!