Life can be hard at times, and there is no denying that fact. We all have our deck of cards to play. Sometimes we can be blessed with all the right cards, and at other times we need to work our way through to get to the end of the game. Many of us all strive for a healthy and happy life, but for some of us, there are common obstacles that are holding us back. As the new year approaches and being the season of change and resolutions being made it’s time to make some changes. I thought I would share with you some of the most common things that are holding people back from obtaining a healthy and happy lifestyle.
A General Lack of Motivation
One of the big things that can hold us back from being who we want to be is a lack of motivation. Avoiding things or even just having a can’t be bothered attitude. Sometimes people know exactly what the issue is but yet have no motivation to change or do things differently. I think we can all agree that having the motivation to do something or make a particular change is a significant factor for actually achieving success. While you can’t suddenly become motivated; there are things you can do to make a positive impact on your day and life. Making it far easier to become motivated to make the changes you need to make. Visualization and affirmations are a great way to start to feel motivated about the life you want. Reminding yourself each day of the person you want to be or the life you want to live.
A Bad Diet
The food we eat daily has a huge impact on our health. Fact. Eating copious amount of junk food daily is not only going to make us feel lethargic and low on energy, but it can also mean us gaining weight. Obesity is a huge problem these days, and that has a close connection to people not eating as well as they should be. Having a balanced diet is the key to ensuring your body has everything it needs to function daily. It doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a treat every now and again. Just make sure you are getting plenty of the
Having a balanced diet is the key to ensuring your body has everything it needs to function daily. It doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a treat every now and again. Just make sure you are getting plenty of the important food groups into your diet. Another thing people don’t do enough of is drinking water. Hydrating your body can not only help clear your skin, but it can aid in a better quality sleep and lift your spirits and energy levels. Taking better care of yourself could be the key to making those life changes you have been dreaming about.
Not Addressing Any Issues Head-On
For some of us, we can do everything known to man, but if we are indulging in things more than we should be then this can have a negative impact. This might mean smoking or drinking too much, or even substance abuse. Do you think you have a problem with something or have perhaps developed an addiction? Then tackling these issues head-on is the only way to overcome them. You might want to consider treatments like a dual diagnosis rehab to help you combat those demons.
A Negative Mindset
Finally, it goes without saying, but a negative mindset can affect your whole life. Thinking negatively about situations and life just attracts more negative situations to your life. It can be a vicious circle. This is why it’s important to ensure that you try and remain positive in situations. Having a general gratitude for all the things going well in your life. It’s true what they say that you can attract the life you want to lead. Just by thinking positively and believing it can happen.
What’re Your Thoughts?
I hope this helps you dominate what might be holding you back for leading the life you want to live.
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.