What is this life if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare
No time to see, in broad daylight
Streams full of stars, like skies at night
We all need a little downtime.
And that doesn’t always come easy.
Sometimes you gotta work at not working, and make time in your calendar.
Plan for those days that you’re not allowed to have any plans.
Take some precious ‘me time’ out of your busy day, to reconnect with yourself.
Set aside time each day for you, whether that be soaking in a warm bath, taking a yoga class, or having dinner with a friend, or why not book a day at a spa, for the ultimate in relaxation.
How to live a healthy lifestyle
It’s not always easy to stay balanced and focused at the moment.
Silence is your greatest teacher, but to learn its lesson you must pay attention to it – ask yourself, when was the last time you sat alone with the silence, travelling to the deepest part of your soul.
Tomorrow why not wake up 15 minutes earlier and spend the time exploring, opening up to your inner self – hopefully, this will bring new awareness to every aspect of your life.
Movement is life. Research has found that exercising daily can bring about tremendous health benefits, including lowering the risk of diseases, increasing your life span, improving bone density, and increasing weight loss.
This article is a fascinating read about the physiological benefits that exercise has on the body.
Indulge in a massage
Tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle would not be complete without mentioning massage, the benefits of which are extensive.
Massage can have real therapeutic effects on the body; it acts directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic system; it also boosts the immune system, which can become compromised during stress.
Tension can build up in the muscles, causing a decrease in circulation and nutrient delivery to tissues, so be sure to take time out of your busy lifestyle and nurture your body.
Get enough beauty sleep.
It’s essential to ensure you get at least 8 hours a day to sleep. When you don’t rest well, it can interfere with your body’s process, interestingly a lack of sleep can lead to premature ageing and play havoc with your skin.
Eat a well-balanced diet.
Ensure you eat a well-rounded diet with lots of colourful fruits and vegetables, which are the source of many nutrients and minerals, not to mention dietary fibre which is important for good gut health. Ensure you are also drinking 2 litres of water a day to keep skin hydrated.
Reconnect with your partner
Think of someone you love and stretch your arms to them, you will find yourself smiling, and your heart will be warm, spend time with the person you love, light candles, and enjoy a massage.
Cook a meal and spend time just enjoying each other’s company, with loving thoughts, comes a peaceful mind and body.
Want more inspiration on how to live a healthy life? Then this article is a good read.