This is it.
The dreaded body talk.
But it doesn’t have to be dreaded, simply because it’s about a whole lot more than just your body.
Have you ever looked at your loved ones and wondered how long life will let you be with them? Have you ever wondered why you find yourself judging yourself because someone else rejected you? Do you know that a whole lot of your most depressing moments can be cured by simply changing your outlook on your health and body?
You have to empower yourself. Once you feel good about yourself and who you are, then your confidence levels get a boost and you begin to see things more positively. It’s a bonus that you get a great body and excellent health out of it.
However, I’m not saying that this is the solution to things like depression. On the contrary; I am simply stating that change begins with you. YOU are the only one who can make the decision to eat healthy, YOU are the only one who can make the choice to live a healthy lifestyle, YOU are the only one who can decide to stop caring about what people think about you, and YOU are the only one who knows what’s wrong and right for YOU.
It’s very easy for someone else to tell you to do something, and to tell you about how you can change your life, but for as long as you are not ready, you don’t have to. However, as I’ve already mentioned the pros in doing so, perhaps taking that first step wouldn’t be so bad.
A couple of things that you can do include:
- Slowly starting to exercise
Launching yourself into a heavy exercise routine will only serve to backfire in the long run. Rome was not built in a day, and in the same way, the body needs time to get used to any changes you decide to make. Take things slowly, do as much research as you can, or you can join a gym.
- Changing your diet
Changing your diet, and actually going on a diet, are two completely different things, but then again, going on a diet is also often confused with ‘starving yourself’. The whole purpose of a diet is to change the way in which you eat to reach a certain goal. Now, whether that goal is to lose weight, or to simply start eating healthier, you need to ensure that you have sufficient information on the path you are taking. Food is important- you just need to know which food isn’t good for you.
- Getting a check-up from the doctor
Setting an appointment for a standard check-up procedure is not a bad idea at all. However, if you’re like me, then you’re not too fond of going to the doctor for anything. The reality is that the body is very complex. Many people have succumbed to death through things that could’ve been detected via a check-up, but because they ‘looked fine on the outside’, they assumed they were the same on the inside. It is imperative that you receive confirmation from a professional doctor in terms of the state of your health.
- Talking to yourself
You’re probably wondering what I’m high on, but it actually works. Have you ever heard a person say that they talk to themselves because they sometimes need expert advice? That’s exactly what it’s about! Talking to yourself has not only been proven to make you smarter, but it works effectively because who knows you better than you right?
- Accepting yourself
Of everything listed, this is probably the most important one. We live in a world that is very quickly requiring you to have a thick skin. The reality of the situation is that people feel entitled to saying whatever they want to, without having a care about the repercussions of their words. If you take everything thrown at you to heart, then you’re going to end up hating all of yourself. People will always have something to say, so accept whatever they have to say, and instead give them something to truly talk about.
The two most important things that you need are information and the courage to make a change. Achieving mental and physical health isn’t impossible, and the sooner you see that, the quicker you’ll be on your way to living a fuller life.