My New Year Advice: 5 Things to Live By to Help You Live a Happy, Healthy Life
January 08, 2020
With every new year comes endless advice. Thought I’d jump in with my own.
At 57 years old I have been around the block a few times. I am educated and well-read. I am an extremely enthusiastic nutritionist who ravenously soaks up any new, and tried and true, nutrition information. I am a mother, wife, daughter and sister, a caregiver to my 96 year old mom. I’ve traveled, attended many natural health conferences, presented for countless groups, written dozens of blogs and helped hundreds of clients find natural health. I’ve lived on both sides of the country in numerous states, held jobs in various disciplines and volunteered my time and knowledge.
Why do I tell you this?
I am about to share with you some advice. This advice comes from me, a woman who has lived and learned for 57 years. This is advice I have given my children, the ones I love more than life itself. Hopefully, it will guide them, and you, through this life of uncertainty. Here it is:
The five things I deem most important to help you live a happy, healthy life.
- Eat Real Food
- Have Integrity
- Be kind
- Don’t Procrastinate
Lets briefly look at each one.
- Eat Real Food: There is so much controversy over food. What should we humans eat? How about eating what sustained us as a species for 2.5 million years. Hmmmm….that seems like a good diet.
- Move: We were meant to move. All-day, every day. Pretty simple. Walk, run, go to the gym, swim, jump, play, dance, garden, play a sport, push, pull, squat, lunge, climb and carry. You get the idea.
- Have Integrity: Do what you say and say what you do. If you say “I will pay you back tomorrow”, go do it! Not next week or next month, tomorrow! Let people know that you are a person of your word and that you are honest and trustworthy. This will make you pretty happy all around.
- Be Kind: You will never lose with this one, never!
- Don’t Procrastinate: Life doesn’t wait for you to “get around to it”. Stuff will pile up and snowball and before you know it you are drowning. Get up and do it. Now!
Share this advice with those you love. Live by it. It can’t hurt and may actually make you happy and healthy.