To get the most out of life, you have to feel good about yourself. The states of your mind and body have a lot to do with how you see the world around you.
Life is full of ups and downs, problems big and small. Yet it is surprisingly easy to cope with life’s challenges and enjoy living if you cultivate a healthy mind and body.
Here are 3 simple things you can do:
- Develop a healthy routine: Strengthen your body by starting your day with at least 20 minutes of exercise. Balance that with healthy eating habits. Give your immune system a boost by taking a high quality multivitamin, vitamin C or fish oil.
- Foster creativity and chase your passions: Strengthen your mind by exploring new ideas, challenging your mind to form connections between what appear to be unrelated concepts. While at that, set realistic goals that you are passionate about achieving, and measure your progress. Doing this will give your life direction and purpose.
- Build meaningful relationships: Surround yourself with awesome people — people who love you, make you feel good and support your dreams. Whenever possible, give to others and be there for them. It could be just a small act of kindness, maybe a smile or a kind word, or a large act, like volunteering in a community service. The way you feel about yourself and your life is in no small measure affected by the way you feel about the people in it.