Don’t listen to people that say things like
“John smoked and ate steak and bacon every day of his life and lived to be 93″
“Sally was a Vegan that ran every day and died of a heart attack at 25″
“When its your time its your time, until then live it up”
This is all BS. What you don’t hear is about the millions of people that died with clogged arteries from bad habits or the millions of people that lived a happy, high energy life because of good habits. What you hear about is the anomalies, to support bad behavior. Life is a game of increasing the chances of desirable outcomes through right behavior.
If your goal is to increase the chances of living a happy, healthy, high energy life – you can take direct control over your odds by doing the right things. Destiny is not written in stone. We are increasing or decreasing our odds of certain outcomes tomorrow based on our behaviors today. There is no escaping cause and effect. But there is a way to influence the results in your favor, especially as it applies to health and energy.
The top things you can do:
1: Drink plenty of water (ideally alkaline water)
2: Have green leafy salads or green smoothies whenever you can
3: Avoid or greatly reduce intake of toxins ( sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, pharmaceutical and other drugs)
4: The more alive your food is ( fruits / veggies) the better it is for vitality (not packaged and processed)
5: Exercise even a little bit (even if its just 5 min. Of jumping jacks or push ups) every day.
You may ‘get’ these things are important on a logical level and still carry out old patterns. Try this instead:
If you can’t or you’re not ready to give up old unhealthy habits, at least give up the excuses.
“Its not like I do this every day.”
“I only do this when.. I am stressed, when I drink, when I am on vacation.. fill in the blank”
Stop the excuses and rationalizing. This called cognitive dissonance .. Its our way of rationalizing our way out of the pain we feel when we are doing something we know we shouldn’t. Don’t give yourself an easy way out.
Start adding some new healthy habits into your day. See how you feel. Challenge yourself to start small and steadily increase your healthy actions. Soon you will have some new references around health. And when you see how good it feels, you will be motivated to do more and more. Here’s they key, over time these small actions become part of your new identity. Then its locked in.