And know what that means for you.
OK, so we all know the importance of being healthy.
Of having a healthy lifestyle.
But beyond all the fancy clichés and trendy phrases, do we really understand what that means for us? Do we truly get what that actually looks like in real life?
Our real lives?
If we think of being healthy as being more of an attitude than a list of things we do, it helps us to understand the important role this step plays in getting to true love.
The key is that being healthy is about you, not about him.
It’s what we do for ourselves, to keep us feeling our best inside and out. With the motivation that it’s in taking care of ourselves like we deserve to be taken care of, that we remember each day that we are worthy, we are beautiful, we are deserving of only the best life has to offer.
Feeling your best.
Think about you on your best day.
You’re feeling fresh, renewed, alive. You’ve had a good night’s sleep. You’ve woken up feeling refreshed on soft organic cotton sheets (you can even get these pesticide-free luxuries cheap at Target these days), you’ve brushed your teeth, washed your face, and drank a big glass of clean, pure mineral water.
You’ve eaten a healthy, nourishing breakfast.
You’ve stretched, maybe meditated, maybe worked out or done some yoga or went for a run with your eager four-legged friend. Your body feels good. You’ve had a shower, put on clothes you feel good about wearing, you’ve put on your toxin-free makeup, brushed your shiny hair into a style that matches your personality, and put on shoes that are comfortable and stylish that reflect your very own savvy sense of fashion.
Are you following me here?
Good, then you’re getting that all these little details are combining into the bigger picture that makes up your attitude. Your philosophy. Your feeling of healthy living.
The feeling of health that leaves you ready to face the world, to get out there and live the life of your making. The life that you, and only you, were meant to live.
That’s the kind of healthy living we’re talking about here. And it will look different for everyone, because that’s the point here.
Being healthy means having your own life.
And not just sometimes. Every single day of your life.
Take care of YOU.
It means taking care of you (yes, you), every day. In a real, authentic way that exudes from you the message that you know you have worth, you know you’re deserving of the best life has to offer, you know your place in the world and you know you’ve got what it takes to attract all that and more into your life. That’s what it means to be healthy.
It’s not about the picture of what the mainstream media want us to believe healthy looks like. It’s not about those trendy designer clothes you can’t afford. It’s not about all the stuff that we often think makes us appear healthy.
And it's certainly not about being skeleton thin.
It’s about you realizing and really getting that you’re at your healthiest when you are being you, taking care of the beautiful you that you are!
It’s about feeling good – both physically and mentally. It’s about having the energy to pursue your interests and passions. It’s about waking up in the morning enthusiastic, energetic, and happy.
So yes, stop smoking because it’s not healthy to put something in your body that will hurt you. But don’t it because you’ve been told you should quit – do it for you because you’re worth so much more than that and you deserve to have a healthy drug-free body.
And cut back on the excess alcohol and caffeine since your body deserves better than that, too.
Cut out the junk food, excess sugar and processed foods and switch to healthy fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds from the fertile, organic soil that will nourish that beautiful body of yours and give your skin a glow that’s irresistible.
You know what you need to do for you.
It’s about you, beautiful one, and what makes you feel your best - not about what anyone else says you should do.
When we’re unhealthy, we attract unhealthy people into our lives. When we’re healthy, both physically and mentally, we attract healthy people into our lives. Only when we’re healthy ourselves can we have a healthy relationship with another person.
It’s finding out what healthy means to you, for your individual body, both inside and out that makes you feel the best you can; your most beautiful and sexy self. Because what we’re really talking about here is your self-esteem, your feelings of worth, how deserving you are of only the best both inside and out of your you.
All of the details are not nearly as significant as your overall understanding that you deserve to be treated in a way that takes care of you, so that when you look in the mirror, you see the genuine you. The you who deserves only the truest love, the best love life has to offer.
And just in case you might still have any doubts about who that person really is or what she really can do (read: why you’re such an amazing catch that deserves nothing less than a wonderful guy), next we'll take a close look and see if we can catch a better glimpse of her …
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