The Best You

IMG_7368I wrote this back in the beginning of 2015. It’s just a rough list of what I believe to be the “key” to a healthy, happy and long life. It’s something I aspire to live by and need to remind myself of daily.

Eat

  • Whole foods
  • Avoid excessive dairy
  • Avoid processed food
  • Eat less meat
  • Lots of dark leafy greens
  • Colorful veggies
  • Sugar only from nature

Drink

  • lots of water
  • It is important that the water is clean from pollutants and fluoride
  • Spring water is the best because of the minerals
  • When you don’t have enough water your body will age more rapidly
  • Helps with fatigue and brain function

Breathe

  • Meditate
  • Focus on your breath
  • Oxygen helps your organs function
  • Take deep breaths as often as you can, when the air is fresh

Exercise

  • The body needs movement, it helps your blood to flow
  • Good for circulation

Sleep

  • Our bodies need rest, 8 hours is ideal for a nights sleep
  • Dreaming is a key into the inner workings of our minds

Be Present

  • living in the past and future can create stress or anxiety
  • Once you realize that there is only ever right now, then stressing has very little importance and relevance in your life

Be Grateful

  • The more grateful you are, the more happy you will be.
  • Appreciate the people or beings that bring you joy (let them know)
  • Be happy with what you have

Don’t Stress

  • Stress has been proven to destroy both mind and body
  • Meditation/yoga can help release stress
  • Figure out what helps you when you feel stressed

Love

  • Worship love, it is such a special thing that we are capable of feeling
  • Love all living things as much as you can

Find Balance

  • Too much of anything is bad
  • Find ways to balance every aspect of your life
  • Don’t hyper-extend yourself

Be Yourself

  • Be silly if you want to be silly
  • Express yourself in what you do
  • Don’t work jobs you hate
  • Do what you love
  • Don’t worry about what others might think of you if your expressing your
    true self. Those who matter will love you for it

Learn

  • We will never run out of things to learn
  • Embrace the fact that we know only a speck of what is available to us
  • Be a student of life

Live

  • Follow your passions and excitements
  • Do what makes you happy
  • Spend time with the people who matter

A couple things that I learned in the past 8 months are;

  • Make time for nature
  • Logout of cyberspace and into reality – When your head is down, no matter how many people you are talking to, you’re not existing in the moment. Look up, live life.
  • Build community with friends and family
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