4 Ways “Living Well” Is Not “Old” Luxury
Simplicity is the spice of life. When we reduce toxins — both in our relationships and in the foods we consume — our lives become more manageable and negativity is replaced with positivity. It is necessary that we eliminate the harmful substances that leave us feeling anything less than optimal; this is undoubtedly the case for deleterious relationships that don’t add to our emotional wellbeing, and can also be said for the food we allow to enter our blood streams.
Our level of happiness or contentment can only be maximized if we make conscious choices about the people we love, the opportunities we seize, and the way we treat our bodies. It is especially important for twenty-somethings, whom are often overwhelmed by life’s uncertainties and inevitable changes, to make the decisions today that will come to affect their tomorrow.
The sooner we realize our self-worth and ability to improve with every passing day, we can begin to incorporate simple elements into our daily routine, and become more confident in the difficult decisions that come our way. There are small steps we take at any time — spend time with people who brighten and shape our lives for the better and provide our bodies with the nutrients that will fuel our body and soul.
We Can Live Better By Living Simpler
These are basic essentials every millennial can incorporate into their meals:
1. Always have fresh produce available. At the beginning of each week stock up on foods that increase your energy level: Avocados, apples, turnips, sweet potato, quinoa, spinach, cherry tomatoes, citrus fruits. When healthy choice are available, we’re likely to choose them. Have them on hand and prepare meals before a hectic work week begins.
2. As my previous podcast urged, it is critical that we find activities that make us feel whole, that challenge us and help us grow. Take a dance class, learn to play an instrument, go to a spin-class with encouraging friends. We feel better when we are participating in things that make us better.
3. As the adage goes, “surround yourself with positivity.” Ensure that the people in your life are there for the right reasons, that are happy for your happiness, they are there for you in good spirits and bad, and they uplift you. When we are among people who ‘bring something to the table,’ who teach us and inspire us, we will fill a greater sense of fulfillment.
4. Live simply. Cut out the clutter. Focus on ambitions and creativity. Live is for living, and living well.