Where Life Begins?

Life.
What is the meaning of it?
When does it begin?
When does it end?
Am I living it now?

Hey there, Lovely! If you’re here, you are probably researching ways that you can take back control of your body, your mind, and your health! I’m so glad that you made it! ! I pray that this information will travel to your heart and make an impression on it so that you may use it to become a happier and healthier you! I pray for guidance and restoration and above all, I pray that you love yourself!

Life, according to Webster’s Dictionary is defined as:

1. the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
2. a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
3. an organismic state characterized by the capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

1. the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual
2. one or more aspects of the process of living

As you can see, life has many meanings. And to top it off, these aren’t the only meanings listed in Webster’s Dictionary! Life means different things to different people. I know what it means to me. What is life to you? Is it the quality of it? Does it look happy? Healthy? Serene? Is it all based on your experience and growth? My life fits the definition of 2b perfectly. To me, it’s many aspects of the process of living. I want to live my life with the knowledge of how to make the process a most enjoyable one for me and the people around me. It may be something different for you and that’s A-okay! You do you, Beauty. Let’s explore this thing together!

You may be wondering where to start. I was in the same predicament and even though I wanted to do all the things to change my health at one time, I knew that would be impossible. And before I even started on this new journey I studied A LOT! I listened to podcasts, read blogs, followed health websites, read books, confided in others, and made some short and long-term goals. Once I had my thoughts on paper and a good foundation from researching I was ready to begin!

I have suffered from many ailments in my 47 years. Which, most of them have been over the course of the last 12 years of my life. It’s like I have been hit by one bomb after another! These things I’ll go into detail about later in other posts, but for now, I am just starting my journey to finding a happier and healthier me! I hope to find the exact combination that I need for my specific genealogy just as I hope you find yours as well.

I want to share with you how I started this journey. Feel free to follow the advice that I give but make sure that you take steps that are right for you. No two people are the same and we all must find our way ourselves.

Steps to begin the journey of healthy, natural living:

1. Find some podcasts about holistic living and/or ancient medicine
I had no idea where to start! All I knew is that I wanted to learn about other practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle and I wanted to conquer this naturally. So, I picked up my phone, opened my podcast app, and searched for “Living a holistic lifestyle as a Christian.” Since being a Christian is very important to me I added that to my search. I was bombarded with many podcast shows! I chose one and I started listening to it in the morning while I got ready for work and listened on the way to work. That was it. It was a small step, but it was one of the best steps I could have taken! We all have to start somewhere. No matter how small we start, it’s a movement toward something new and it has the power to manifest in our lives!

2. Figure out where you want to spend your focus on
I know, I know. Now you want to fix everything! After listening to some podcasts I’m sure you are feeling overwhelmed by all the poisons you’re putting into your body and you want them all out and replaced with nature! But, again, we have to start somewhere. So, choose just one or two things you want to focus on first. For me, it was gut health and inflammation because I knew that the majority of my issues came from the gut and my inflammation was causing me chronic pain in my daily life. Both were hindering my way of living. What’s yours? Brainstorm. Write down what is weighing on you. If you have it on paper, you’ll likely find THE THING that’s interfering with living.

3. Write SMART goals
Write short and long-term goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Making sure your goals are written with all of these objectives you’re more likely to reach those goals! Having short and long-term goals are imperative to success! We have to see our progress! Making goals too large and hard to reach will lead to frustration and oftentimes will end in giving up.

4. Put “Natural Healing” on the budget for the month
If you don’t put this new lifestyle expense on your monthly budget you will spend too much at one time. You’ll want all the things! Remember, we are starting small. One small step. Put the amount down that you know you can afford and don’t go over! Just do what you know you can do. If you don’t add the expense into your budget or you go over the budget you will tell yourself that you can’t afford to lead this healthy lifestyle and will quit in the end. By budgeting this and staying within your budget you’re also pacing yourself and not diving in too quickly.

5. Remind yourself every day of why you’re doing this
Make sure you do things throughout the day to remind yourself of what you are doing and why you’re doing it! Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are worth the extra expense. Write down different materials that pertain to you and hang them where you will see them often like on your bathroom mirror or refrigerator. It’s good to journal your daily walk into this newfound life too and to list 3-4 things that you are thankful for every day (one being the new healthy you, of course). Do anything that is going to cause you to have a more positive outlook in your daily walk. A happy heart is a heart that will have empathy for yourself and be quick to forgive the slip-ups on this difficult journey.

By following these simple steps and tailoring them to your own, I know that you’ll be able to begin your journey to a healthy, natural life! If you’re frustrated, I GET IT! If you’re confused, I GET IT! If you just feel lost, I GET IT! Together, Lovely, we will make this life mean so much more than we would have ever dreamed it to be! Here is to living the life we are meant to live! Here is to the true definition of life….our own.

Come over to our Community Area to share your journey. We are creating a community where we can share our successes and our journeys in a supportive and productive way.

-Alisa

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