We all get a little nostalgic when falls rolls around. For your kids, it’s the beginning of the school year and for you, it is time to buckle down on work deadlines and get ready for the busy holiday season that is just around the corner. This is a great time to take a minute to make sure your goals are aligned with your values and get your mental, physical and spiritual health ready for fall. All three of these areas affect your overall well-being, so it’s time to check yourself since you probably won’t have a second to do so until January 2019!
Mental fitness has many facets. Studies have shown that accomplishing important things promotes a sense of pride and confidence. This can boost your mood even better than a short dopamine rush of winning a prize or award. There is countless information on getting things done, but the most important step is taking the time to find out what is important to you. Take some time for self-reflection and decide what matters to you. Ask yourself if there is one thing that you could do that would change your life for the better. Eliminate the things in your life that don’t make you happy, whether it’s worn out furniture or a toxic relationship.
Not every goal or accomplishment has to be profound and life-changing but finding things to focus on that matter will eliminate wasted effort on things that don’t matter. Once you have decided what you want to do, write it down. You can use a notebook, a bullet journal, or one of the many available planners and systems out there. Then break everything down into doable steps and use your notebook or journal to hold yourself accountable. Keep in mind that not every plan is perfect and revising your plan along the way is normal.
To accomplish your new goals, it’s a good idea to start to get in peak mental performance. Living a healthy life, keeping physically fit, lowering stress, and getting enough sleep will all affect your mental performance. Along with eating a healthy diet and proper supplementation, you can use Nootropics to help keep your mental performance at optimal levels. These can help you focus better, think faster, and help curb anxiety.
Proper diet, supplements, and exercise seem to be the standard for physical fitness. Even though everybody knows exercise is important, it is all too often that it’s the one thing that doesn’t get done.
If you want to feel good, you need to move your body! Make exercise a priority and then find a way to make it a habit. It’s much too easy to make excuses not to exercise and convince yourself that you just don’t have time. It doesn’t have to be marathon training, just add 30 minutes of yoga to your morning routine, do a couple Zumba videos on YouTube after dinner, or go for a walk at lunch. Find something that works for you and then make the commitment to do it.
Find a way to feed your spirit. Spiritual fitness is probably the most overlooked area of health for most people. The easiest and best way to feed your spirit is through prayer. It’s as much of a commitment and habit to make as exercising but is arguably more important. By making a point to pray throughout the day, you are keeping yourself connected “vertically”, so all the stuff that hits you “horizontally” feels less important and less stressful.
Every single human being is born with a soul that is created in the image and likeness of God. Our soul is the most important part of who we are and needs care and attention, just like our bodies. We feed and nourish our body every day without fail because of cues like hunger pains and thirst. With our busy American lives, it’s easy to miss the cues our soul gives us when it needs nourishment!
Get Rid of Stress
Lowering stress and designing a life that works can also help with all aspects of your health and fitness. Decluttering your home is a great way to de-stress and feel better mentally. Get rid of those old clothes taking up space in your closet and replace them with things that you want to wear. You want to feel your best when you leave the house, so have clothes that make you look and feel your best.
Tackle your day with confidence with your new improved mental, physical, and spiritual fitness.