Things to let go of for better health

Things to let go of for better health

Life is a series of decisions. So many of our decisions are those small daily choices; how to spend your time, what to add in to your life, and what to let go of.

Here are five things to let go of for better health and to allow more joy in your life.

Things to let go of for better health

Life sometimes involves learning the same things over and over again. Are you ready to say goodbye to a few things?

1. The past

When you get the urge to google those people who used to be in your life, pause. Whether you have good or bad memories of particular people, how will delving into the past benefit you? If you are bored, try finding something more meaningful to do, like calling a friend or even cleaning. At least cleaning is more productive and you’ll get something out of it!

Sometimes it can be wonderful to re-connect with someone, but at other times it can simply bring about negative emotions. If you’re not planning on re-connecting, tread carefully and protect your heart.

2. Sleeping less than six hours a night

You need to sleep, friend. Not getting enough to sleep is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and weight gain.

On the flip side, having a good sleep routine can help improve your brain function, help you concentrate better, help keep your appetite hormones in balance and lower stress levels. The benefits speak for themselves!

3. The rat race / putting work in first place

Have you gotten caught up in appearances? Has climbing the work ladder become your focus? Maybe impressing other people with material items has become a factor for you.

If you find yourself constantly thinking about work, and not being fully present when with your loved ones due to those thoughts, consider the impact this could have on your wellbeing and quality of life.

Is it time to reconsider your priorities? It’s easy for your life to feel out of whack when your priorities aren’t crystal clear.

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Letting go can be difficult… but it’s worth it!

4. What people think of you

Once you’ve become an adult and you’re making all of your own decisions, it’s time to own who you are and what you’re about. Know what your values are, and if you’re not sure, find out. When you have a deeper understanding of who you are and what you stand for, you’ll be less inclined to care about what people think of you.

The more you know about yourself, the less you’ll try to fit into a mold to appeal to others.

I like this quote from Winston Churchill. While it speaks of enemies, I tend to think of it in terms of people who may not like you.

 

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life”. 

 

5. Bad quality chocolate

The message here is to ENJOY YOURSELF. Take time to enjoy the little things, and make them worth it. Take a little time each day to truly enjoy and savour an enjoyable moment, and remember that quality is better than quantity.

 

Kate x

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