Simply Magnificent!

8441735065_06be275a7a_nIs there something you’ve been wanting to do, but keep putting off? Have you ever considered the outcomes of your lifestyle? Does what you’re doing everyday bring you peace, joy, health and happiness? Are you still waiting until tomorrow to start a new diet or exercise program? Many people believe there’s not enough hours in the day to pursue their health and fitness goals. Yet, time is no different than managing any other resource we have; time-management is an important skill everybody should learn.

It doesn’t matter whether the sun is about to rise or set, time never waits for anyone. With every passing day, week, month and year, time will keep on ticking. For this reason, we should live our life to the fullest and enjoy every moment. In fact, our life is “this moment” right now, and only if we’re living it in a mindful way, can we appreciate the time which shapes our future. That’s because unmindful activity can never truly enrich our lives. We are not our thoughts or emotions. However, some people cannot separate their thoughts or emotions from who they are, so those thoughts and emotions drive them into habitual, unhealthy behaviors. Instead of being mindful, they get stuck in robotic, unnatural patterns that harm their health and well-being.

Living in the moment is truly our natural state of being, it’s where we are most mindful, present and creative. That doesn’t mean we should never reminisce the past or plan our future. However, our life is not characterized by, or locked into any time frame. Our life is happening right here and now. Although many people don’t realize it, every day we’ve been granted is simply magnificent! It’s a precious gift from God to be cherished. We should recognize that it’s not how many hours we’re allotted in each day which determines the outcomes of our life. It’s the quality of our consciousness that influences our lifestyle. When we step out of our mind to observe our thoughts, we are no longer preoccupied, distracted or trapped in a monotonous cycle. This enables us to be proactive, aware and responsible for every aspect of our life, health and well-being. Taking responsibility for our lifestyle is a fundamental PHS principle that teaches us how to get in touch with our natural self.

As we learn to take better care of ourselves, we discover that many simple pleasures we experience in this life can become our daily treasures. For example, I have a client who used to dread going to the gym, but now she loves it and recognizes that exercise is a rejuvenating outlet. Our bodies were intrinsically designed to move. So whether you enjoy a crazy dance class that drives your heartrate up and makes you sweat profusely, or relish going outside for a nature walk, jog, or bike ride; your simple pleasure can create a simple treasure. It gets your blood circulated, improves your mood, clears your head, lowers your blood pressure, etc.

Similarly, instead of carelessly consuming foods which are a product of industry, start choosing foods that are a product of nature. For instance, blueberries are a super food loaded with antioxidants and numerous health benefits.  Rather than buying a processed blueberry pie, why not plan a trip to an orchard to pick fresh blueberries? Then from scratch, proceed to bake a healthier version of pie with better ingredients.  Surely you will gratefully savor the moment of eating a scrumptious slice of homemade blueberry pie! Notice I said slice? Living mindfully means you remain aware of everything—including your portion sizes! Remember, each day is magnificent because it’s possible to find daily treasures through simple pleasures. When you read The Proactive Health Solution, you will discover these hidden jewels to developing a natural, healthy lifestyle. Like every day that God has made, you also were made to be—simply magnificent!

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

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