For some people, the word “fitness” means working out to have a healthy weight or a killer body. But the truth is that this simple and short word involves more than just that. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “fitness” as “the quality or state of being fit.” This definition is very open, and even when people may come to the conclusion that the definition is directed toward keeping our bodies fit, there is more into it than what we think.
Maintaining a fit body is important, but so is having a strong emotional health. A fit body without a fit mind, unfortunately, will not take us very far in life. That being said; below, I will share with you four excellent tips that will help you in creating, improving, and maintaining your emotional well-being without having to sacrifice your pursuit of a fit body.
Tip # 1: Identify current emotional stressors and get them out of your life as soon as possible. By identifying the things that are creating a burden in your emotional health or at least preventing you mind from functioning correctly, you will be have a better idea of the things that you need to detach yourself from so that you can start working on improving your emotional well-being. This is the time for you to get out of your life the stuff that are preventing you from moving forward. Don’t hold back. Get them out of your life for once and for all. And, even better; once you get them out of your live; never look back.
Tip # 2: Identify the things that you can’t change and make a point of making peace with the fact that there is nothing you can do about it. When trying to get rid of the things that are holding you back emotionally, you may realize that even when you want to make changes, there are certain things that, as much as you want, you will never be able to change. That’s okay. Just make peace with the fact that there are situations or issues in your life that you may not be able to control and probably, never will. Again; that’s okay. Just keep moving forward and don’t allow those things to interfere with your pursuit of happiness.
Tip # 3: Do things that bring happiness into your life. Identify those things that make you happy and take advantage of them. It could be either practicing a sport or a new hobby, spending time with friends and family member, or spending a quiet afternoon under a tree while reading a book. The main purpose here is to bring things into your life that could help you achieve that mental peace that you are in so much need of, and also to use them as relaxation technique to help detox your emotional health from unhealthy emotional feelings. Just use your imagination and make a point of allowing happiness into your life.
Tip # 4: Develop an exercise plan for your body and follow a healthy diet. Now is time to exercise and take care of your body. Developing a productive exercise plan and following a healthy diet not only will help you to maintain a healthy and fit body but it will also help you stimulate the healthy emotions you need to be able to survive in this crazy things called life.
There you have it, my friends. Staying fit not only involves working in your body image and overall medical health. It also involves working in your emotional health to be able to deal with life situations the best way possible without having to feel stressed out or lost. Healthy emotions equal healthy decisions. And life, my friends, either we like it or not, will always be full of decisions waiting to be made, and without a healthy mind, we will never be able to make good decision.
As Denis Waitley once said… “change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” That, my friends, will be the key for your mental and emotional success.