In today's technology driven and fast-paced world, more and more people are looking deeper into how to achieve a more meaningful life. People are realizing that financial success and material things are not enough.
First and foremost you must have a healthy mind and body. Physical and emotional fitness are the foundation to your success in life. It is critical you learn how to handle stress, anxiety and depression. Many Americans suffer from insomnia and are deeply sleep deprived. In order to be at your optimal level you need adequate and restful sleep. Working out earlier in the day helps tire you out by the evening. Exercise is a great aid to combat stress and depression as it releases the feel good hormones. Yoga and walking are wonderful ways to challenge your body in a safe manner, while stretching your body and keeping you flexible. Mediation is another terrific way to alleviate stress and anxiety. It helps calm your system. Mindfulness and being in the present moment will bring you a peaceful mind. You can connect with nature by talking your walks outdoors. Grounding, being barefoot on grass, can help you be one with nature. Gardening is therapeutic to the soul and is a good little workout. Why not grow your own fruits and vegetables? Then you don't have to worry about yucky pesticides. Source-to-table at its best!
Once you have your body and mind in order, then you can focus on showing kindness and compassion to human beings, animals and the earth. Give and help others on a daily basis. It doesn't cost anything to smile and give a lending hand to someone in need. Giving is healthy for the recipient and the giver. Giving feels good to the soul. You can donate your time by volunteering at local charities in your neighborhood. Having compassion for others leads to your own happiness. Sometimes getting out of your own little world makes you appreciate what you have even more so. This helps combat depression and feeling sorry for oneself. Always respect our environment by recycling and reusing. Donate your used items.
Make today the day you start on your journey to living a more meaningful life. Comment below and indicate the first step you are going to take.