Empowering ourselves through lifestyle. There are decisions to be made – to be changed or be improved in our lifestyle which could somehow empower us, fuelling our energy to face the day. Have we made the best decisions for ourselves today?
Our physical health, as well as our mental health are greatly affected by our lifestyle, which are the style we have, the attitude we carry, inclusive of the values that we possess to live our lives. The state of our health, in turn, affects the way we live as well.
Do we have the ability to take good care of ourselves? Is our state of mind capable of executing proper planning?
It is important to understand that these aspects interact with each other, and the choices we make about them are what makes up our lifestyle. When it comes to making decisions within our control in regard to lifestyle, it is really important to know how to go for the most suitable options which could help bring out the best in us. This is what empowering ourselves through lifestyle is about.
Some people are alright with doing their laundry once a week, but some could not bear the sight of dirty clothes for more than 24 hours.
Some people feel perfectly fine eating burgers and fries in the morning, but some would only drink a blended fruit juice for breakfast.
There are choices need to made every day, and for most of us, we are fortunate that there are alternatives for us to pick and choose as the way we live when there are individuals who have limitations in a lot of ways.
While we are going about our daily lives, remember to take a step back at times to think about the decisions we have been making for the things we do, the activities we engage in, the food we eat and how the time has been spent. We’ll have to find out the reasons why we keep on doing something and really sit down and think about the impacts of what we have been doing.
What would be the costs – what can we do better? It is a lifelong journey to keep thinking about these questions to be a better person. It is important to make the ideal decisions to empower ourselves through lifestyle.
(We shall look into more about achieving a balance in terms of life in the next article: THRIVING FOR A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE )