My work is about teaching others how to create a healthy life that they love. Treating yourself in a loving way is a big part of that philosophy because it promotes health and happiness, and gives you the energy to focus on what is most important to you.
There are 3 key elements to my "Love Your Life" philosophy.
Eat Well - You can transform your life and feel amazing energy by putting the most nutrient rich food in your body every day. Don't focus on the things that you can't have - “I can't eat sugar." Instead, focus on all of the wonderful foods that you CAN have - “I can enjoy this piece of dark chocolate.” When you shift your focus to how GREAT it feels to eat the best foods, you will start to feel more motivated to eat well.
Move Often — Some people have a negative association with the word "exercise". If that is true for you, try thinking of it as movement, not exercise. What if you simply aim to move your body every day, and that movement can take whatever form you like?Your daily movement can be a long walk to the farmer’s market, or a hike with the dogs. Your daily movement can be going to your favorite yoga class, shoveling snow, or playing tag with your kids. You get the point; Just make it your goal to “move my body every day.”
Nurture Yourself — Treating yourself to something special can be beneficial emotionally and physically. If you're not in the habit of nurturing yourself, you may find it difficult to get started, and you might even feel guilty for doing loving things for yourself. However, the more self nurturing you do, the easier it gets. Here are some simple ideas to get you started:
- Treat yourself to a massage, manicure or pedicure
- Buy fresh flowers for your home
- Meditate for 5 minutes
- Keep a gratitude journal
- Take a hot bath
- Listen to music that you love
- Meet a friend for a cup of tea at a nice cafe
- Sit in the warm sunshine with a good book
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