Do you find it difficult to lead a healthy, holistic lifestyle? Perhaps you just need some fresh ideas to keep you energetic and rededicated to transforming your health. Take a look at these nine unconventional ways to build your holistic lifestyle and have fun in the process.
1. Perfect “La Dolce Far Niente”
La dolce far niente is an Italian phrase meaning “the sweetness of doing nothing.” This is something everyone could put into practice more often for their emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health. Schedule a time every week (or every day) when you can simply do nothing. During your “la dolce far niente” session, you can meditate, take a walk through a local park, sip tea as you watch the sunset, or do whatever else that helps your rest and recharge.
2. Double up What You Cook
When you are making dinner, cook enough for two meals and freeze the leftovers. So the next time dinner hour rolls around and you are too tired to cook a healthy meal, you will already have one ready to go in the freezer. The added benefit to this practice is that you will end up saving money rather than spending it on takeout.
3. Be Intentional When You Shop
When it comes to buying your groceries for the week, do some planning ahead of time. Make a shopping list and know what you are going to get before even setting foot in the grocery store. This way, it will be easier to pick nutrient-rich foods, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and organic options rather than aimlessly tossing anything in your shopping cart.
4. Make Your Water Delicious
Many people complain that they don’t enjoy the taste of water and that is why they aren’t staying properly hydrated. Many prefer a soda. Start cutting out the sugary, carbonated drinks and drink (equally delicious) water. Infuse your water with mint, lemon, basil, grapefruit, or any other fruit you like. You can also try fruit-flavored seltzer drinks if you are ever craving a soda.
5. Start Loving Your Workouts
This is not a demand to jump on the treadmill and force a fake smile through a tedious and grueling hour-long run. In order to love your workouts, you have to do a workout you love. Find your niche. It might be yoga, rock-climbing, swimming, tennis, or any of the thousands of other options. Explore a variety and find the workout that you love the most.
6. Kick Off Your Heels
Or sneakers or sandals or whatever else you typically wear. Spend more time walking and even running barefoot. Being barefoot comes with a slew of tremendous health benefits including improved posture, less stress on joints, knees, and feet, greater mindfulness, and stronger feet. Plus, there is no better feeling than sinking your bare feet into a lush, green patch of grass or the cool, earthy dirt.
7. Cut Toxic People From Your Life
It sounds a bit harsh, but it is vital for your emotional health to separate yourself from people who are toxic. You can still love these people, but if you want to preserve your emotional wellbeing, you have to cut them out of your life or at least drastically limit the amount of time you are around them. Make sure you are surrounding yourself with positive, uplifting people because who you spend your time with is who you become.
8. Take Classes
Do something you have never done before. Take a tango class, try horseback riding, or attend a lecture. Constantly look for ways to exercise your brain and learn new things. When you develop new skills, you are regularly challenging and growing your mind and therefore feeling more confident about who you are.
9. Make Yourself
Far too many people are consumed with the idea of finding themselves when they should be focused on making themselves. True inner peace and joy comes from knowing your purpose. If you are feeling lost or unfulfilled with your current life situation, commit to making slow, steady, meaningful changes. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and begin using your natural talents and skills to do something that makes you hop out of bed with unbeatable energy every morning.
Remember to take everything in slow strides. No lasting change happens over time, so be prepared to take baby steps. Don’t forget to take a look at more helpful and inspiring iRazoo posts on our blog today.