We all tend to obsess over things or situations we can't change and often end up miserable and unhappy. It takes a lot of practice and nerves to balance both the mental and physical aspects of our life. Try creating a holistic connection between your mind and body with these warm suggestions that might be helpful to you.
ALTER YOUR MINDSET
A healthy mind equals a healthy body! Let go of past, bitter experiences and mistakes, since they are long gone and don't serve you anymore. It's in our blood to worry about history, but that doesn't exist anymore! Live more in the present because that's what matters the most. Count your blessings and concentrate on what's right in your life instead of whining about what you don't have, like expensive clothes or the latest gadgets. Stop overthinking things you can't change because you can't influence the future happenings.
SKINCARE IS ESSENTIAL
Skincare is equally important since it's the first thing others notice. They say that in our twenties we choose what kind of face we show to the world, but after the forties, we get the face we deserve. Genetics play the most significant role here no matter how hard we try to protect our skin with multiple products. We should avoid cakey makeup and go for the fresh, dewy look because less is more. Too much powder closes up pores, and we should opt for a nourishing foundation which gives us perfect coverage, and it's not too heavy. Too much makeup won't boost your confidence, so going for a natural look is always desirable.
CHANGE YOUR DIET
Many people think that if they eat twice a day, it will help them stay fit and healthy. Eating twice a day is a common misconception which everyone accepted. We should eat more during the day but in small quantities. Eat your meals slowly because, this way, your stomach fills gradually, and signals the brain when to stop. Be sure to avoid late-night dinners because these lead to insomnia and nightmares. During the night, food sticks to your stomach and you are more likely to gain weight that way. What's more, you will wake up every so often to drink water, and be tired in the morning. Hydrate as much as you can because water helps you maintain healthy body weight, accelerates the metabolism and it also regulates your appetite. Enrich your diet with some fruits and veggies or make a smoothie to start the day. Light, healthy salads are perfect for lunch, and you won't feel full.
CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY WISELY
Spend more time with people who are soul food and not just eye-candy. Eliminate those who ruin your inner peace because you are not obliged to be around anyone who spoils your good vibes. If your friends are mocking you for watching reality shows, ignore them. You know what's best for you and what brings you peace after a stressful day at work. Stay away from negative people from work since you are not forced to be friends with them, and you don't have to fake friendships if you don't want to. Just do you, and care less about what other people think.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR STAMINA
Your body is the only place where you have to live, so keep it healthy and endurable. Exercise as much as you can because it will boost your energy and shake the stress away. Working out on a daily basis helps you feel more focused and refreshed. Instead of being a people pleaser, learn how to indulge yourself from time to time. Make a foaming bubble bath after a long stressful day at work and turn on your favourite music.
BE KIND AND EXPECT NOTHING
True kindness means being thoughtful to those who can't give anything in return. So smile at strangers, help your elderly neighbours with the grocery bags and you'll see how content you'll feel. Be a rainbow in someone's cloudy day. Buy a small present for your family members or your friends for no reason, and you will see how their happiness becomes your own.
It's easy to be a know-it-all when it comes to other people, but letting go of the things that don't matter and focusing on more positive stuff is the path to serenity and inner peace. And remember, it's not what we eat, but what eats our heart out.
Author: Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion, beauty and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.