Updated: Apr 22, 2019
I have put together this 5 step guide to help you on your road to wellness. Create these positive changes into your life and you will reap the benefits.
1. Re-define your core values and what you truly believe in. This includes every aspect of your life from your professional life, family life, finances, health, relationships, adventure, happiness and career. I suggest getting a pen and paper and for each category mark yourself out of 1-10. One being the least satisfied and ten being the most satisfied. Dig deep, if you are true to yourself you will know what changes need to be made.
2. Commit to making a change. Be honest with yourself and make a list of what to eliminate or things you need to regulate in your life. What things do you need to remove or improve to find better balance? This could be as simple as cutting out gluten from your diet or it could mean distancing your self from a toxic relationship. Or leaving the dead end job that has been causing you months of sleepless nights. Start doing more of things that make you happy. Spend more time with your loved ones. Find a new hobby and stick to it!
3. Optimise digestion– all disease starts off in the gut so ensure this is where you spend special attention. Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate you’re eating habits? Cut down on refined sugar, stop snacking, eat less of the bad stuff and introduce more of the good stuff?
What do i mean by the good stuff? Its not rocket science, you should be aiming to eat as close to nature intended at least 80% of the time. If you can’t stomach vegetables, then perhaps maybe it’s time to check out one of my heavenly smoothie recipes. I would also suggest eliminating certain foods from your diet, especially if you know they are likely to trigger a bad reaction. Keep a food journal and begin to notice how your body reacts to certain foods. The main foods that play havoc with the digestion system are GMO, Wheat, diary, Shellfish and eggs. Remember to give your body time to adjust slowly and cut one thing out at a time so you can monitor how your body reacts.
4. Build a fitness routine around your daily life. Be consistent and plan ahead of time. You should be aiming to move your body at least once a day. Walk, dance, cycle, climb a mountain if you have to! Whatever your heart desires, just be sure to get in half an hour of every day. Exercise does wonders for your mental health and it’s a great way to start the day! Try to include weights, cardio, strength training to add variety and balance into your week.
5. Ditch the late nights out. Not all of them of course – we all have special occasions and friends to catch up with, however, if you're currently out partying until 4am three times a week than you are seriously going to be dealing with imbalances in your mood as well as your body. Trust me your friends will thank me for it!!! Aim to sleep for a minimum of 7 hours a day. We all know sleep works wonders for your mood, helps to nourish your body as well as regenerate new cells.