Maintaining a healthybodyimage is a challenge. We are constantly surrounded by images of celebrities who look like they have "perfect" bodies or bombarded by ads telling us how to lose weight or have shiny hair and clean skin. Changing the way you view your body doesn't happen overnight; it takes ...
Health and Wellness. You can't take good care of yourself if you don't take care of your sexual and reproductive health. This means getting to know your body and getting regular check-ups, as well as addressing any other issues that might pop up.
Having a healthybodyimage means that you feel good about your body--the way it looks and the way it functions. A healthybodyimage is crucial to self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-worth. If you don't have a healthybodyimage, you're more likely to suffer form eating and mood disorders ...
Developing a healthy relationship with food and our bodies is a key component of achieving overall wellness. It is hard to feel good about ourselves or our contributions in the world when we have a troubled relationship with the way we eat or the way we look.
If you are not sure if your life and you are more than the size of your body, I can assure you that your life and you are. You are the one and only you that has had your unique set of life experiences, thoughts, feelings opinions and talents.
Mindfulness and empowering hypnotic imagery can increase insight into the relationship between weight, emotions, and interpersonal issues. Regular use will foster a stronger self-image while helping you achieve your healthiest weight.
Are we all living life well or are we simply caught up in the business of living? This question nags all deep thinking individuals caught in the rut of survival, chasing dreams, both material and immaterial. Seeing the world around, even the most laid back individuals are pushed to perform, extend themselves beyond their capabilities in an effort to keep up with the Joneses. Anyone defying this trend is termed a failure, a "failure" or a "zero". The concept of enjoying life, or deriving pleasure from what we have struggled to achieve is singularly missing. Instead of using what we have accomplished thus far, for personal joy, comfort and happiness, we pass it up in aspiring for more, all the time postponing happiness and real living. A time comes when we forget what it is to enjoy life, so engrossed are we in mundane activities. We rate success in material terms or rather according to our tangible assets. Our assets are never the fine human values we have inculcated, our children who are being moulded into responsible citizens for tomorrow, or our ability to think beyond ourselves to reach out to others, with a thoughtful word or a helpful smile, an outstretched hand for support, or a purse opened for a starving soul. Wealth and success need to be redefined if the human spirit has to win.
I am convinced that real living is an art, one that requires the same taste for perfection and beauty as art seen on canvas or in stone. Yet the art of living does not require any innate talent or a special aesthetic sense, it only requires a deep thinking ability, the capacity to feel for others, and question all that is going wrong in the world, and not letting it penetrate your own world and certainly not your home. Living, like all good things, begins at home, and it is the home that must be conducive to living life beautifully. Beauty here envelops the entire spectrum of activities that complete a day, a week, or a person's life style. Chores at home can be stress busters or considered mundane duties. Whichever way you perceive them should decide the amount of time you spend on them. If you enjoy cooking, you could spend hours and derive immense pleasure from the perfect meal prepared. If not, then you can get by with the bare minimum too-food for sustenance.
What would beautiful living entail then? The real art of living lies in surrounding yourself with beautiful things that exude a warmth and have a soothing, calming and peace inspiring influence on everyone. There is immense beauty in nature which can be brought into our lives. There are numerous manmade products that are equally beautiful. It is such things that must become a part of our lives. Order, neatness and a clean environment surrounding us, all combine to have a positive impact on our minds. It is said that a messy environment is the result of a messy mind. Even if this is not true, it is now widely believed that order serves as a calming influence on a stressed mind.
The outlook of the members of a family living together, the friends circle, and the people you work with, also exerts a considerable influence on you. Their warmth, positive approach and joyful spirit is doubtlessly going to make you happier than glum faced, sullen and mournful individuals. Positive vibes are important just as much as an optimistic approach. Many people say that your worst fears always come true-so why have fears in the first place? Why not expect a good outcome of every difficulty. Difficulties can neither be wished away nor stopped from crossing our paths. The only thing in our hands is the manner in which we address them and how we resolve them. The real character of a person can be judged from his ability to cope with a situation, handling a crisis and resolving difficult issues.
Think with the mind but listen to the heart too. Living life to its fullest involves myriad events and episodes, and we are all told to think rationally, not let the heart rule the head and so on. But the humane element comes from the heart, which helps us sense another's need or pain, which require actions that defy rationality and logic.
There is much that is going wrong all around us so much that makes us angry, and drives our tempers to the highest pitch. Must we react this way and ruin our peace, sanity and health. Perhaps not. We must learn the fine art of self-control and the ability to take things more calmly irrespective of how wrong they are. Anger can be man's worst enemy that can drive him towards disaster, taking wrong decisions and causing damage to himself and those around him.
The other end of the spectrum is extreme emotion, which often manifests itself in the form of tears. Many people, most of them women, are swayed by strong emotions often enough to burst into tears. Tears make you lose half the battle then and there, since it reflects the conquest of emotions over your mind and rational thinking faculties. It is good to feel with that intensity to be moved to tears since it displays your softer side, but not in front of harsh, cold opponents who will use your softness to win over you.
Health and exercise, a bit of time to keep fit, are also part of good living. Health is what determines the success you achieve, since frequent illnesses will keep you away from work. They say prevention is better than cure and the cure certainly does not lie in medicine. Exercise is food for the body, and meditation can prove to be food for the soul.
The art of living, finally, is about living in the present, without the burden of the past and fear of the future. The time to live is now, since the past cannot be undone, and a present lived to the best of your ability, will mould the future. So shake off both and focus on the treasured today, which will not last long, before it simply slips away and merges with the past.