Give Yourself the Gift

Healthy Living Gift to Me
Gift for me

Is the life you are living exactly like you always dreamed it would be?  If not, think about what changes you can make to start living the life of your dreams. It is never too late to change your life for the better. Here are some ideas to help you live a happier, healthier and longer life… if you put them into action. Nothing will change if you do not take action. No one can change yourself but you. What better time to think of new goals than now before the New Year?  Are you ready to grab a life preserver and save yourself? “We all have the power to manifest the lives we desire.” Dr. Tara Swart

  1. Control your thoughts and focus on the positive. If you have a negative thought acknowledge it and release it. Say out loud, “this too shall pass.”
  2. Focus on your strengths and write them down.
  3. Visualize your ideal life.
  4. Create a vision board. These have been proven to work if you take action steps to make your vision a reality.
  5. Exercise daily, make your aim to get your body in peak physical condition. This will help you stay focused and help you feel empowered.
  6. Drink water and stay hydrated.
  7. Practice yoga, this will help build your strength and flexibility.
  8. Meditate daily, find a quiet place, this will help reduce stress.
  9. Take walks in nature and practice grounding, both of these have been proven to improve your health and well-being.
  10. Practice gratitude, start a gratitude journal and write down at least 3 things you are grateful for daily.
  11. Spread kindness, help someone else. Do some small act to make someone else’s life better.
  12. Socialize with others.
  13. Volunteer in an organization that has meaning for you.
  14. Take a break from technology and social media. Read and learn something new.
  15. Practice positive affirmations and be optimistic.
  16. Listen to music that is happy and uplifting.
  17. Get a pet if you have the time to take care of it. Pets have been proven to improve health and reduce stress. There are many stories about pets who have saved people’s lives.
  18. Get rest and good quality sleep. Even a short nap will help you feel energized and refreshed.
  19. Simplify your life. A life well lived is about people, not things.
  20. Build your life around things that are important to you. This is your gift to yourself.

(If you need a mentor, coach, accountability partner or guide contact me, Sherry Austin Certified Retirement Coach at [email protected] .)