Table of Contents
- Take One Step at a Time
- Keep a Gratitude Journal
- Wake Up and Smile
- Work Out
- Surround Yourself with People Who Make You Happy
- Consult Your Doctor
- Turn to Herbal Supplements
- Manage Your Stress
- Drink More Water
- Change Your Eating Habits
- Set Your Goals
- Be Confident
- Stop the Relationships that Hold You Back
- Accept Constructive Criticism
- Quit Bad Habits
- Make Good Things Happen to You
- Don’t Let Anybody Define Who You Are
- Exercise Thoughtfully
- Make Yourself Happy
- Stop Limiting Yourself
- Use Home Remedies
- Sleep Properly
- Stop Worrying
- Be Happy with What You Have
- Plan Your Meals
- Start Enjoying Cooking
- Share Good Things with Your Family
- Prevent Health Problems
- Seek Out Counseling
- Create Positive Mindset
- Help Others
- Create New Lifestyle
- Release Stress Healthy
- Don’t Focus on Weight
- Believe in Yourself
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It may seem like a lofty goal.
It may feel as though you can’t ever possibly change your health in such a dramatic way, and in such a short amount of time.
You may feel as though you are destined to a life of being unhealthy, unhappy, overweight, or struggling with medical conditions.
The truth is, though, that you can very easily turn your health and your life around, if you are willing to make some significant changes.
This is about learning to take better care of yourself and ensuring that you make your health a priority.
Therefore this is not just a “one size fits all” type of fix, but rather getting to know your body and working to improve what’s broken.
Take One Step at a Time
The thing to remember, as you work to change the face of your entire life and health in 90 days, is that it’s about making connections.
This means that you must work at improving not just the physical, as this is where we tend to get so caught up in.
It’s also very much about the mental and emotional aspects of our health, for these matter greatly to the big picture.
If you spend your time focusing only on the physical elements of well-being, you are ignoring some very important elements indeed.
In order to truly take care of yourself and nurture yourself from the inside out, it’s imperative that you learn to improve the way that you think and feel too.
The Mind Body Connection Is Truly Alive and Well In This
This is all connected and you will see just why your attitude can factor into your success.
When you work to be happier then you start to achieve some really great things.
If you focus on diet and exercise alone, you are going through life with tunnel vision.
Sure the right foods matter greatly, but it’s not the only thing in life.
Yes you need an active lifestyle to ensure better physical health, but it’s about learning to apply this to a bigger list of health needs.
You will be amazed at how the mind body connection helps you to change your health—and how much better your life is because of this!
Admittedly this will turn into a lifelong mission and that’s good because there’s always room for improvement.
Rather than making a short term goal to lose a few pounds, make this more about learning to improve the way that you live.
Creating the right foundation, learning to truly take care of yourself, and ensuring that you make your health and well being a priority is what it’s all about.
Therefore these wonderful elements described in detail will help you to get healthier in 90 days—but they will also help you to get happier and that matters greatly too!
You Have To Want To Make Long Term Transitions To Improve
There is bound to be something in your life that you can improve.
There is likely something that isn’t working as well as it could, and this is where you need to focus on.
Even as you review this list you will see that you may already be doing some of these things, while others will take time to get used to.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to take everything on all at once—for this is about long term lifestyle change which takes time to adjust to and embrace!
You will feel the effects of one of these elements in your life.
This will automatically make you want to move onto next.
Try this approach and see for yourself!
Amidst a very busy lifestyle you want to learn to make your health and well being a true priority.
It may be as simple as getting yourself to the doctor when you are sick rather than waiting it out.
It may be that you learn to put your own needs first once in awhile, in spite of all the other things that you have going on.
It may be scheduling in a workout or even some much needed “me time”.
In spite of all the things you have going on; you make your well-being a priority.
It doesn’t matter what will help you to get the journey started, it just matters that you actually do it.
You will see how this all works when you begin to feel better!
Getting Started Is The Hardest But Most Rewarding Part
Every one of us has struggled in our lives in one way or another.
We may have short term medical concerns, or perhaps it’s more of a worry about the future in general.
There is something in your life and in your head that is telling you to do more.
Now it’s up to you to take the initiative.
It’s up to you to decide that you are going to do this.
It’s time for you to work hard at making the life that you want.
This can be a challenge if that’s what you need to motivate yourself.
This may be simply a matter of deciding that you don’t like how things are going, and changing them.
Whatever motivates you or gets you started is what matters here, and is your starting point.
The fact that you want to take about three months out of your life to improve the way you live is the only starting point you ever need—things can be better from this point forward if you are willing to work for it!
Let’s take a look at what you can do to make your life and your health better, how you can improve upon things, and how you can create the very best foundation in just 90 days time.
This CAN be done and now it’s up to you to make things happen, and to enjoy better everything as a result of this!
Let’s get started at creating and enjoying the life you always wanted from this point forward, and treating yourself better than you likely ever have before.
Keep a Gratitude Journal
You might be surprised at just how liberating this can actually be.
You may also be surprised to see how much this improves your overall health in a variety of ways.
We are all so accustomed to complaining about what’s wrong with our life or focusing on what we don’t have.
What if instead we focused on all of the positive attributes of our lives?
The reality is that everybody has something to feel grateful for.
The sooner that you can realize that and put it into words, the happier your life will be.
There is something very special about taking inventory each and every day and focusing on what makes you happy.
Even if you’ve had a bad day, being able to count your blessings and figure out where you have gratitude can be very fulfilling.
This can lift your spirits in a really tremendous way, and it can help you to reset in a way.
You can remember what keeps you going and begin or end your day with the right attitude.
This does wonders for your mental and emotional well-being.
This can really help you to push through the biggest struggles that you face.
If you are having a hard time with something or find that you just don’t feel happy, take the time to write just one thing that you feel grateful for.
See how it helps to change the whole course of your day.
Make no mistake about it—your mental attitude plays into everything that you do and by writing down all that makes you feel happy and grateful, you can help to change your attitude and your lifestyle altogether.
Try it for just one week and see how much more meaningful your life feels and how much better your mindset and attitude is!
Wake Up and Smile
There are probably plenty of things that you have heard but have likely dismissed.
At some point in time you probably heard that there is great power in a smile—but more than likely you probably didn’t put much credence into what that meant.
The reality is that if you start the day with a smile, you are setting the tone for great things to come.
The day will go the way that you allow it to, and if you are smiling and feeling happy then you can handle anything that comes your way.
You know the type of person that is always strong and always seems happy, and now you know what their secret is.
Be happy to wake up in the morning and to face the day ahead with a positive attitude.
It’s like a clean slate and therefore you get to determine how it will play out.
Sure you may face stressful circumstances at times, but when you start off the day with a smile then it can really help you to overcome the obstacles so much more easily.
This is truly a decision—are you going to have a good day or start things off and pretty much ensure you have a bad day?
You wake up and you start a new day and you make the conscious choice to smile.
It takes so very little effort, and yet it can make such a huge difference in the path that your day takes.
You can begin anew and work past whatever was troubling you the day before, and you can ensure that today will be a new and better day.
Smile because you’re glad to be awake, ready to start a new day, and determined to make it all a positive experience.
Through just a smile and some gratitude, you can create a positive mindset to help you to work through it all.
Chances are that this is an area of your life where you can likely make some improvements.
Though some of us may work out, we may not necessarily be dedicated to it or have a good attitude about it.
If you just go through the motions or dread the chore of working out, then you are cutting yourself short in areas that you really shouldn’t.
It’s time to create a workout regimen that you can stick to and that you can actually enjoy.
As you move along this will become a wonderful positive experience in every possible way!
You will absolutely love it when you start to change the way that you view exercising.
If you have never been one to really work out, then there’s no time like the present.
If you are somebody who recognizes that you need to make fitness a main fixture in your life, then make the choice to start it today.
Don’t delay or continue to dread how hard it will be to get started.
Once you get past the initial part of the process you will really learn to love what this can do for you.
Exercise is a privilege and is so very good for you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Engaging in a comprehensive and challenging workout regimen will be instrumental to all of this.
Exercise can help you to lose weight, but it can do much more than that.
When you combine all of the elements of a good workout regimen, you can boost your immune system, speed up your metabolism, flush out toxins, get your organs functioning properly.
You may even prevent disease in the long term as well.
Your body was meant to move so be sure that you embrace this and accept just how much it can help your life in ways that you never even imagined.
Surround Yourself with People Who Make You Happy
There is great power in the network of people that you have in your life.
The sooner that you can get to a point where you have support rather than criticism, the better off it will make your life.
We have all had toxic forces in our life before and know firsthand that these are the type that can bring us down in so many horrible ways.
When you turn that around and instead surround yourself with the type of people that lift you up, you will see how greatly it will improve every single aspect of your life.
You have support and positive reinforcement in your life.
You have people to lift you up when you fall or build you up when you need that support.
These are the people that you lean on and who see you through good times and bad.
We all need a bit of support from time to time, and therefore when you surround yourself with the good ones they can help you to weather any storm.
We all need love and support, and it’s time to ensure that you get yours!
This can help you physically in that they can push you through workouts, serve as a workout buddy, or help you to eat healthier.
They can help you mentally and emotionally because they can help to nourish your soul and fuel your life with positive feedback.
There are so many ways that having positive people in your life can make you happier and healthier.
It’s time to get rid of the negative forces, and ensure that you are focused on the positive people that benefit your life in every way!
Consult Your Doctor
This is something that so few people really pay attention to or skip over because they don’t have the time.
The truth is that getting an annual physical may help you to identify, define, and therefore treat any physical ailments or health challenges that you may face.
You may be able to better deal with what is going on in your life, and you may even be able to work towards prevention if you happen to be somebody who has a bad family history.
Talking to your doctor freely at this one time of year ensures that you address any short term concerns that you have.
It’s also a great time to get blood work done and any other lab work complete to see what’s happening within your body.
You may find that you are just fine, or that there is something that you have to pay closer attention to.
At the very least, getting that annual physical can help you to stay on track and ensure that you protect your health in the short and the long term.
Make this a priority and stick with the annual physical no matter how busy life may get.
This is your one time per year where you get to talk freely with your doctor and ensure that your health is good now and into the long term.
Schedule it far out and then be sure to go in with questions.
Remember that your annual physical is a great way to take care of your physical health, and to set the tone for much better days ahead.
Turn to Herbal Supplements
You probably already know that you can benefit from a daily multivitamin, though you may admittedly need to be better about taking it.
The same sort of approach can work well for you with supplements for they can help to give you what your body needs.
You may not be getting enough of it from other sources.
Though the first source of proper nutrients is from your food, chances are that you can’t get everything that you need from food alone.
By turning to vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements you can help to give yourself proper levels of all the things that you need.
Herbal supplements can be great if you happen to be deficient in a certain nutrient such as calcium or iron.
They can also be wonderful to turn to if you happen to have a health issue and you want to try a more natural cure.
Rather than turning to medication for everything, which may eventually turn into toxins in the body over time, taking a more natural and holistic approach can work wonders.
You can for example take vitamin D for mood swings or ginger extract for stomach conditions.
There is a whole slew of ways that the right herbal supplements can help your health and ensure that you feel better if something is ailing you.
This can work on a proactive or preventative way as well, for the right supplements can truly help you to be your best.
You may find that you eventually turn to herbal supplements for a more natural way of healing before you immediately turn to medications.
There are many wonderful ways that herbal supplements may help.
It’s time to try them for yourself and see how they can complete this aspect of your life.
Manage Your Stress
You may never be able to completely eliminate stress from your life, and that’s just a reality.
There are always going to be things in life that cause you stress, but it’s about managing them.
Therefore getting in tune with them and trying to avoid them or minimize them will help you tremendously.
The first step in ensuring that stress doesn’t rule your life, and that means getting a hold of what is contributing to it and then trying to avoid it.
This is not always easy, but identifying your greatest source of stress means that you give them far less power.
Stress will always be present, but the way in which you deal with it is the key.
Avoid the things that you are able to for this can help you to regain control over your life.
If it’s a person that brings you stress, then try to eliminate them from your daily life as much as possible.
If it’s a situation that brings you great stress, then try to avoid it whenever you can.
Avoiding or limiting the exposure to stress is a great first step.
Beyond that you have to really work to ensure that this stress doesn’t grab a hold of your life.
This means that you find some sort of balance or approach to dealing with it.
Identify and even write down why this causes you so much stress and how you can work through it.
Find constructive ways of dealing with this stress if it’s inevitable and therefore you won’t let it grab a hold of your life moving forward.
It’s imperative to have a positive mindset to protect your health and create a better life, and that means that you avoid the things that cause you the most stress.
It may be easier said than done at times, but it will help your life in so many wonderful ways.
Drink More Water
Yes, we are told to drink more water when we’re trying to lose weight, but it goes much further than that.
Water may be the single most important part of a healthy lifestyle because it serves so many different purposes.
It can help to flush out toxins, it can help to get your organs functioning properly, and drinking enough of it can ensure that you never get dehydrated.
Therefore water is absolutely essential to a healthier and happier life.
We often mistake thirst for hunger, and that means that we turn to food when we don’t really need it.
By keeping yourself hydrated you ensure that won’t happen, and you also help every single cell in your body.
Your hydration means that you have more energy and more of the things that you need to sustain you in every aspect of your health.
Make it a priority to drink plenty of water each and every day. Start off the day with water, drink plenty before, during and after meals, and finish off the night with water.
It really is that important, for dehydration can start to impact even the mental and emotional state.
Make water your new best friend, bring a bottle of it with you everywhere you go and see how it can help with a multitude of different issues and help to improve them.
Change Your Eating Habits
Start taking control over your diet—it really is that simple!
Change your outlook on eating in general and that means stop eating simply out of convenience.
Start to really look at the right foods as true fuel for your body.
This simple mind shift will help you to change the way that you eat, and the way that you look in food in general.
Yes, it’s going to take some getting used to, but it will grow on you.
You will quickly learn to love eating the right foods with key nutrients that you need to be your best.
When you eat solely out of convenience, you are turning to things like fast foods, fried foods, and far too many preservatives, chemicals, and processed foods than one should ever eat.
You may feel sluggish or have a hard time concentrating because you really aren’t giving your body what it needs.
If you make the switch over to nutrient rich healthy foods, you help to improve your energy level, your focus, and your health.
It’s simply a matter of changing from the theory of “living to eat” to “eating to live” and once you understand that, focusing on the right foods will become much easier for you.
Set Your Goals
You will never get anywhere in life without goals.
What you may not realize is that there is great power in goal setting, and it may help you to get to places that you’ve never been before.
Whether it’s achieving a physical goal such as weight loss or improved health, or even being happier and more balanced in your life, goal setting can help to pave the path to your overall journey.
You want to be sure that you balance it out with short term and long term goals in the big picture.
Then you will have something to help you through to your end results.
Think about what you really want to accomplish and what it will take to get you there.
Create goals that are meant for the short term, which will in turn help you to get to the longer term goals.
Break these down and make them tangible, measurable, and therefore attach some substance to them.
When you can define your goals in this way it gives you something to work towards.
You have ultimately created the path to your success and this will help you to be successful.
Do take the time to celebrate your victories along the way and celebrate short term accomplishments.
These goals help to lift your spirit when you accomplish them.
This all helps to nurture your mental and emotional well-being.
They may improve your health if your goals are specific in this way, but they will definitely improve your life.
These goals will create a path towards getting what you want in life overall.
Ensuring that you stick with it until you get to the finish line.
You will be so glad that you put in the time and defined what you really wanted when you accomplish it once and for all!
This is independent of a gratitude journal for this is about digging deep and looking within yourself.
They say that confidence is the most attractive trait out there, and now you can see that for yourself.
When you feel confident it helps you to stand out and it draws people in—you are intriguing in a really unique way for you have so much to feel good about.
Confidence is something that we all possess, but we don’t necessarily do our part to get in tune with it and now you can change that.
If you want to improve your life then you need to start feeling confident about the person that you are.
There is something great about you and it’s time to start recognizing it.
Though this can take you outside of your comfort zone, it’s an essential way to improve your life and to develop a more positive attitude.
Write down something that you like about yourself or that you have to feel confident about.
Try to take this to another level by writing down a few things that you feel make you unique and attractive.
This can really help you to feel self assured in a way that you never imagined.
When you feel accomplished or when you’ve had a good day then write down what you did to make it that way.
Eventually you will really come to appreciate your best traits and gifts that make you a unique individual.
We all have something wonderful about ourselves and it’s time to embrace it.
When you unleash that confidence, it really helps to lead to great things ahead in your future more so than you may have ever realized.
Stop the Relationships that Hold You Back
This is not always an easy thing to do but it’s an essential thing to do for your own well-being.
If you are focused on being grateful and confident but you still surround yourself with unhealthy or negative relationships, then you are truly working against yourself.
The thing to remember is that YOU have the power to create the right or wrong relationships in your life.
This is a choice that you have to make alone.
If something or somebody is holding you back from being your best, then it’s time to let them go and move on as hard as that may be.
This could be a friend, it could be a partner, or it could be somebody that you encounter that makes you feel really negative about things.
Start by identifying that negative force so that you are able to come to terms with their presence and the necessity to let them go.
In order to move forward with a better life and stronger emotional and mental well-being, you have to purge the negative influences.
This takes courage but you will be so much better off for it.
If it’s a presence that you can’t just get rid of, then by all means address the negativity and learn to let it go in your own life.
This may be the hardest thing that you have to do for it involves getting rid of negative forces, but you will find that you are so much happier because of it.
There is a true transition involved here but once you get past that, you can find lasting happiness in your life.
Figure out which relationships are holding you back and then let go of the hold that they have in your life.
From this moment on you will find lasting happiness because you have gotten rid of the negative influences once and for all!
Accept Constructive Criticism
This is not an easy one either, but it’s essential to your ability to be happy with the person that you are.
Criticism is a part of life and when it is constructive it can actually help you to be better too.
This also stems from confidence for when you are secure with yourself and who you are, then it allows you to accept criticism without it breaking you.
The more confident that you are, the more that you can accept criticism graciously and ensure that it doesn’t diminish your spirit.
People are always going to be critical, especially if they are jealous or insecure themselves.
Recognize the source of the criticism and the possible reason behind it.
Though you may learn something from it if it is constructive in nature, learn to let it go and brush it off if it is just harmful of ill-spirited.
Don’t focus too much on the actual criticism if it’s not going to help you, and learn to recognize when it actually matters and when it does not.
Far too many of us allow negative criticism to define us or to bring it down, and that means that you are giving it or that person too much power.
Don’t let this happen!
If you can grow or learn from the criticism then use the advice or insight and then move on.
If you can recognize when criticism does and does not matter, then you can stay ahead of the problem and ensure that it doesn’t make for a negative force in your life.
This is how to take back your life and to ensure that you remain positive all the time!
Quit Bad Habits
If you’re smoking then you are never going to be able to get to a healthier lifestyle.
If you’re drinking too much alcohol or caffeine, then you are actually hurting your health.
If you are skipping meals and then binging, then you are causing far more difficulties in your life and in your health.
You may not even realize the harm you are doing!
The truth is that the bad habits that you may partake in could be harming you in a number of big ways—and so it’s time to stop them!
You probably don’t think that it’s a big deal or that a little smoking here and there won’t hurt you.
Every time you introduce this bad habit into your life you are causing health problems or contributing to ongoing health problems that you may not even be aware of.
You wear down your immune system in the here and now, and you may actually put yourself at greater risk in the future, too.
If you are trying to improve your health then take these 90 days to quit or kick these bad habits once and for all.
Sure this will involve a transition and an adjustment but that’s why you are giving yourself time to do this.
You may not necessarily quit overnight if you have been smoking or engaging in a bad habit for a number of years.
Recognize how it may be holding you back from being your best, just how unhealthy it really is, and what sort of harmful side effects there may be and it can hopefully get you to quit for good.
Don’t let this one bad habit stand in the way from being your best, and take this period of time to quit for good!
Make Good Things Happen to You
This is where you take initiative and you take control over your life.
This is where you stop making excuses for why good things aren’t happening to you and why you just can’t be happy.
You take control here and you embrace what good things may lie ahead.
You now learn to make them your own by focusing your efforts accordingly!
Good things will happen for you when you make them your own.
If you want that new job then go after it and do your part to make it a reality.
If you want a new relationship then don’t stop until you get to the right person for you.
If you define happiness in a certain way, then keep working until you get to that end point where you can enjoy the hard work that you put in.
If you just wait for an invitation to a better life it may never come, for you have to change things and improve them if you want them to be your reality.
Good things can happen if you are willing to work for them.
If you are trying to improve your life then within this 90 days start with going after something small and then make it broader from there.
You CAN have the things that you thought were outside of your reach, and now it’s up to you to put in the work and ensure that you are happy with the end result.
There are so many wonderful things ahead.
Now it’s time to make them your reality—just go for it!
Don’t Let Anybody Define Who You Are
This ties in really well with improving your own confidence and ensuring that you surround yourself with positive and supportive people.
If you don’t allow anybody to define who you are and what you’re all about, then you focus on what makes you happy and fulfilled.
When you are in those damaging relationships and you are allowing somebody to make you feel bad, then you are not creating the best life for yourself.
In order to get to that life that you have always dreamed about then you have to know what makes you special.
This is not up to anybody else to define and you have to remember that!
There are always going to be people that try to tell you who you are or what you’re all about, but this is for you to define.
When you reflect upon what makes you feel confident then you get to define what makes you the special and unique person that you are.
Therefore you no longer give the power to anybody else to make that decision for you.
It’s very empowering and it’s a choice that begins now!
It’s not enough to exercise, for you have to actually put your heart and mind into it.
You have to do your part to embrace the exercise routine that you create, for this is just as much about the mental and emotional aspects as it is about the physical.
Just going through the motions is never going to help you to get results, so stop doing that and start looking at how many positive things can come out of this one element in your life.
The more that you put into exercise mentally speaking, the more that you will get out of it and it pays to remember this.
Think of this as doing something really nice for your body and it will get you a lot further.
Recognize that this is an activity that will get you healthier, and then you can really embrace the power within it.
Never look at exercise as a chore again for that is the type of behavior that will hold you back.
Think of how much better you feel when you are done with a workout and recognize that this is the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of your health all together.
This is very powerful when you let the connection work for you!
Though you may not necessarily feel like working out all the time, put your mind to it that you will get the most out of your time.
Your mindset and attitude towards exercise are what will help you to gain the most benefits out of it.
Anybody can just go through the motions, but when you really let it all come together and sink in how great this is for you then you can only gain benefits because of it.
Attitude is everything and this is a time to put that into motion for you!
Make Yourself Happy
Has it been awhile since you’ve done something nice for yourself for no reason at all?
Can you even remember the last time that you allowed yourself a little “me time”?
When life gets busy the first thing to go from our busy schedules is time scheduled just for ourselves, and it’s time to stop that cycle once and for all.
Doing something just for the sake of making yourself happy is a great way to embrace emotional and mental well-being in a really big way!
Schedule a workout, some reading time, coffee with a friend, or a massage just because.
There need not be any special occasion or reason for your “me time” but just by doing it you are helping yourself to get and stay happy.
The more that you get into the habit of doing this for no reason at all, the happier you will be.
These don’t need to be elaborate measures, but rather little things that you do for yourself just to improve your mood.
This is particularly effective in combating stress and ensuring that you stay calm no matter what life may throw your way.
Think of what you like to do in your spare time, or of something that you haven’t treated yourself to for a very long time.
Make this your focus and ensure that you keep this as you would any other appointment.
This will really boost your mood, and may even help to improve your energy or productivity too.
A little time out for you can really make your life so much more enjoyable!
Stop Limiting Yourself
You may love to dance in private but be afraid to get yourself out on the dance floor in public.
You might be somebody who happens to be good at volleyball or basketball, but you freeze up when it comes to a group organized activity.
There’s no doubt about it, we all have a tendency to limit ourselves and when we do this we chip away at our self esteem and confidence just a little bit at a time.
If there is something that you know that you’re good at or that you enjoy doing, then get out there and do it.
If there is something that you’ve always wanted to try but you manage to always talk yourself out of it, then there is no time like the present to try it out!
The more that you limit yourself the less confident that you will feel, and this cycle tends to go on and on over time.
As you are looking for ways to improve your life within 90 days, this is a time to focus on confidence and joy.
This won’t ever come through when you hold yourself back unnecessarily!
Stop telling yourself that you can’t, and remove that word from your vocabulary.
Stop worrying about what other people think and make this about you, for this is all part of your personal journey towards true and lasting happiness.
It takes a lot of courage to get out there and just do something, but once you overcome that initial hurdle it will be smooth sailing from here on out.
Prove to yourself that you are capable of doing this, and then see how your quality of life improves and how your confidence level shoots through the roof.
It’s amazing at what you can accomplish when you really put your mind to it!
Use Home Remedies
There is a time and place for medication and sometimes you can’t avoid it.
For the more common ailments or simple medical issues though, turning to home remedies may be a real life saver.
You may build up toxins in your body over time from too many medications taken over the years.
When you try a home remedy rather than the instant gratification of medication with the built in side effects, then you are helping to protect your health in the long term.
Not only that, but you can still get relief without any of the negative side effects that are associated with medication.
Think of this on a smaller scale and then you can work your way out from there.
You may find that rubbing a bit of lavender essential oil on your temples can help with a headache or stress.
You may find that some eucalyptus oil helps with a cough much more efficiently than a cough syrup does, and you can still get a good night of sleep.
There are so many supplements, oils, and wonderful home remedies out there that you are bound to find something that fits your own individual needs in a wonderful way.
Try to keep a few life saving elements in the house at all times, for they can be used for a variety of purposes.
Lemon for example has some antibacterial properties and can be used for topical or internal uses.
Garlic has antiviral and antifungal properties which may help to heal you when you are sick.
It’s always wise to try a home remedy that is natural in its makeup before you automatically turn to medication.
You may get the relief that you need without the long term threat of side effects or toxins in your system.
Try it for just one condition or ailment, and see how much it can help without causing you any extra issue.
The truth is that this is often how people get hooked on the more natural remedy that is well within your reach!
If you are starting to get used to home remedies and natural healing, then you will love what the homeopathic or nontraditional forms of medicine can do for you.
This is the type of healing that has been around for centuries in certain parts of the world, and yet it has just been accepted as mainstream.
We’re talking about natural herbs, acupuncture, reiki, and things of that sort which can heal from the inside out.
Take acupuncture for an example as this is a procedure whereby tiny needles are put into your clogged zones or problem area.
So you may go into the process with horrible headaches and find that this zone of your body or a buildup of toxins over time is leading to this physical symptom.
By placing tiny needles into the problem area, you help to release these toxins and breathe new life into your body, your health and your life.
Go into the process with an open mind, and be sure to do your research so that you find somebody that you trust and who is experienced in this area.
This type of medicine has been working wonders for years, and therefore it’s a wonderful way to try to treat what’s ailing you.
This can be a much more natural approach to health and wellness and ensure that you bring yourself to good health, particularly if you try this over the course of 90 days and make it a new part of your healthy lifestyle.
We tend to look at sleep as a luxury but it’s actually a really essential part of life.
If you want to be healthy, have energy and focus, and really help to take care of yourself, then sleep needs to be a priority in your life.
This is your body’s one time to reset, to rejuvenate, and to prepare for the next day—and if you don’t allow the body to do this then you are going to get sick in the long term.
Your organs need time to recharge and so too do all of the processes that happen naturally within the body.
When you sleep you allow your body to do what it’s supposed to do.
Ideally you should be aiming for about 6-8 hours of sleep each night, so try to make that your goal.
Use this time period to get used to it until it’s your new norm.
Also be sure that you set the right environment for a good night of sleep with a dark room, be sure that it’s a bit cooler, and steer clear of any distractions.
This is how you get yourself into the right frame of mind to rest and relax, and then you give yourself the time to rejuvenate.
Stop trying to do work before bed or stress out before bed, this is your time to relax and unwind so that you can fall and stay asleep.
Sleep truly does matter that much so start looking at how it can help you to be healthier and happier.
Use this time period to make it a priority in your life—you will reap the rewards for it!
You accomplish nothing when you worry about things, though that is hard to accept and truly understand.
When you learn to control only what you have influence over and then let the rest go, you are setting yourself up for a much happier life ahead.
It may not be easy to focus only on the things that you can control, but it may very well save your life in the long run or at least improve the quality of it.
The thing to remember is that worrying is what ultimately leads to stress.
When you worry nonstop and you continue to feel stress about these things, you are putting unnecessary strain on your body.
You may not realize this right away but if the worry continues you can get sick from it through a weakened immune system.
You may even develop legitimate health problems such as chronic headaches or stomach problems, both of which are preventable and unnecessary in this instance.
Take a step back and recognize what you can really control and therefore influence or change.
Then take a look at the things that you really can’t influence and for which worrying about is futile.
You may be a worrier by nature and therefore this will take you some time to overcome, and that’s what this period of time is all about.
Commit to worrying about one less thing per day and see how much happier you are.
Feel how much healthier you are after doing this for just a week.
Then imagine the wonderful implications of this if you continue on with it into the future.
You will feel much lighter, happier, and well-adjusted, and therefore letting go of worrying unnecessarily will help to change your life in a really positive way.
Be Happy with What You Have
This is truly about a better quality of life, and it really pays off when you can keep this in mind.
The more that you can stop comparing yourself to others and actually begin to enjoy your own life and your individual blessings, the happier that you will be because of it.
The problem with so many of us is that we have a need to look at what others need and then compare that to our own situation—but we’re not taking everything into consideration and everyone always has their own personal struggles!
The problem with comparing yourself to others is that you are losing sight of what you have to be grateful for.
Not only that but you are using some unnecessary and superficial measure of what is good or what would make you happy, and that is truly setting yourself up for failure.
This isn’t about other people, for your happiness is dependent upon what will bring YOU true and lasting happiness.
This is a toxic force and, therefore, the sooner that you take comparing yourself to others out of your life, the better off things will be.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain here.
Therefore, the sooner that you see this and make the connection, the better off you will be. Stay away from others who compare themselves to you and stop worrying about what others have.
You have to be happy with your life and who you are, and that means it is no longer about anybody else at all.
If you are unhappy with your current job, you can easily learn new skills and get a new job.
This very interesting article from lifehack.org explains how you can get an interesting job without going through decades of training.
If you are abitious, achieving new goals will for sure make you very happy.
Plan Your Meals
They say that preparation is the key to success, and it has never been more true than in your meals.
When you leave your eating up to chance there’s a great likelihood that you are going to eat junk or just take on mindless eating.
When you take the time to prepare a grocery list, shop for the right ingredients, and then prepare a healthy meal you are taking control over what you are eating and how you are consuming it.
You want to think through all of the meals and snacks that you will need for the week and then prepare accordingly.
Bring healthy snacks like cut up fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, crackers with hummus, and yogurt with you that you can enjoy at work or on the go.
Prepare a healthy lunch and aim to eat mini meals throughout the day, and keep all of the foods with you that you need in order to do this.
You will eventually do away with the need for the vending machine, dining out, or grabbing something out of necessity.
Meal preparation definitely takes work but it can become a habit faster than you might realize.
Be sure that you have everything that you need and then put in any preparation that you can in advance.
It takes the guesswork out of what you’ll eat at meal time, but it also ensures that you are eating only healthy foods.
You will feel fueled, truly energized, and ready to take on whatever lies ahead in your day.
You are also helping to provide your body with the nutrients that it needs to be healthy and strong.
Put in a bit of prep time each week and it will pay off tremendously because you will fuel yourself with good healthy foods every day from this point forward.
This is a case where a little bit of work can pay off tremendously!
Start Enjoying Cooking
It’s not just about putting in the work but also enjoying the process.
You are preparing yourself good healthy meals that will sustain you and help you to feel nurtured from the inside out.
Though this may start out feeling like a chore, the truth is that you will actually learn to enjoy it.
Again giving yourself a time period like 90 days is perfect for you can commit this to habit and therefore start to enjoy it because it’s your new normal.
Soon enough you’ll do these things without even giving it a second thought.
Look for new recipes each week and get creative with your cooking and eating.
Try new healthy cuisine like Mediterranean and see for yourself how fresh flavors and healthy foods can actually be delicious.
This can be a lot of fun because you try new things and you start to see that you actually have some good cooking skills.
This is as much about embracing this new activity in your life as it is about preparing healthy and delicious foods.
Don’t limit yourself for trying a new fruit, a new lean protein, or a new grain each week can keep things interesting.
You will constantly have a growing offering of healthy foods.
Learn a new cooking technique or try to cook for the week ahead so that you don’t leave anything up to chance.
This is a challenge but one that you will readily accept when you see just how much it can benefit you.
Though it’s all about planning out your meals to fuel yourself with healthy foods as you saw previously, it’s also very much about embracing the process.
Once you see that you are capable of preparing healthy foods that are good for you, it will become a regular habit and one that benefits your health and your overall life too.
This is something that we should be doing but so few of us actually do it.
The reality is that we focus on the bad parts of our day and never really stop to consider what went right.
We aren’t doing our kids any favors and we are setting up a sort of “doom and gloom” sort of mentality when we only focus on the bad things.
What if one day you sat around the dinner table and focused on something positive that happened that day?
What if we each asked one another to come up with something wonderful that happened to you that day?
What a wonderful impact this would have on the long term!
Sure there are going to be some days where it’s a challenge to come up with something positive right away, but it can be done.
Sometimes just talking with your family and focusing on good memories or exciting things that you have ahead may be all that it takes.
You can develop a bond, but you can also get into a more positive way of thinking—and as we’ve seen by now that’s a really important way to improve your life overall!
Creating a positive mindset starts with the activities that you take on every single day.
Work to create that positive attitude and help your family to do the same, and it all starts with reviewing your day together.
Though it’s always so much easier to complain, make a conscious effort to be happy and grateful about the day that you had and you will really improve your life because of it.
Prevent Health Problems
Maybe you have a family medical history that concerns you and therefore you want to do something in the way of prevention.
Perhaps you just worry about your long term health because you’ve seen others just like you get sick out of nowhere.
Even if you are just a fit and healthy person by nature, the truth is that we can all think of important measures to prevent medical problems in our future.
This takes a conscious effort and a truly healthy lifestyle, but you can get there if you put forth the effort an focus.
This can be done by eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, and by working out regularly to keep yourself fit and strong.
It can be done by getting regular screens, lab work, and annual physicals.
You can work towards prevention by creating the right foundation and eliminating the bad habits that are actually hurting your cause.
It can also be done by maintaining a healthy weight for obesity is always a gateway to so many health problems.
Think of where you are at right now in terms of your health and then where you want to be years from now, consider what you can do to prevent problems in the future and you will figure out the best solutions for you as an individual.
Whatever your reasons may be for trying to work towards prevention don’t matter.
It’s really the fact that you are willing and able to focus on clean and healthy living to get there.
This takes long term thinking and healthy habits to prevent problems in the future, and you can do it!
Seek Out Counseling
It’s not that you have to be in a bad place to seek out counseling.
Maybe you want to talk about bad things that have happened in the past.
It may just be a matter of trying to balance yourself out in terms of better mental and emotional health.
It may just be that you want to have a third party to listen to your everyday problems, for you recognize how much this can help you in the long run.
There are many reasons why people seek out counseling and they are all legitimate, and the bottom line is that this is a wonderful measure to help you to achieve better overall health.
Counseling in any form can help you to have that forum to discuss what is on your mind and what is causing you problems.
It doesn’t take a specific reason to help you to get there, but it can help you with past or present problems or ensure that you move forward towards a more balanced future.
The mindset that you maintain is very important to your improved life and it all starts with working through whatever may be bringing you down.
This is your time, your chance to talk about what’s on your mind, and the end result should be that you come out healthier and happier because of it.
If you accomplish nothing else but venting or trying to find solutions to your most common problems, then it was time well-spent.
Everyone can benefit from a bit of counseling at some point in time. Let yourself get there and see how much this can contribute to increased mental and emotional health.
Create Positive Mindset
If you are struggling to feel happy or to get positive then you have to determine what may be standing in your way.
In other words, it’s time to get happy!
You may be the type of person that tells yourself you are incapable of being happy, but that’s simply not true.
You can improve your mindset if you are open to the possibilities, but you have to identify what is standing in your way and then work to eliminate it.
Alternatively it may just be a choice, you may have to choose to work past your issues and be positive.
It’s not just a light switch, and that’s why you give yourself this period of time to change your ways and to improve your mindset.
When you are positive, everything works much better in your life.
You have seen by now that the more positive your mindset, the happier and better your life will be overall.
Now is the time to identify what is going wrong, what is standing in your way, and therefore make a conscious choice to get happy and to be positive moving forward.
Once you get there, then great things lie ahead in your life so go for it!
When you are trying to improve your life you will find that philanthropy is an excellent way to get you to where you want to be.
By giving back you are putting aside your own concerns and your own life issues and you are helping somebody who is truly in need.
Giving back to your community or to those in need in some way can really help to make you feel better about yourself.
You are also setting up a lifestyle where you feel empathy and compassion for others, which matters greatly in your mindset.
This gives you a perspective of what others experience and therefore you can start to focus on your own blessings and feel grateful.
You can get outside of your own comfort zone and your own problems for a bit to help somebody who really needs it.
Get involved in your local community, find ways to give back, and this will put you into the right mindset for a wonderful future ahead.
It’s all beneficial in so many wonderful ways, and you just have to do it once to see for yourself.
Create New Lifestyle
You may want to try a couple of these methods or elements at a time to ensure that you get into good habits.
At some point in time though you have to work to create the right foundation for you moving forward—and the choice to do so is yours to make.
It’s about making long term changes and that comes in the way of a new lifestyle that is all about positive and wonderful things.
It’s about good healthy habits but also about a better mindset overall.
This is where it all comes together in a cohesive and wonderful way.
The lifestyle that you create will benefit you in so many wonderful ways.
Think of what you have now and where there are areas of improvement.
Consider what isn’t working and what you can fix, and then use this as a platform moving forward.
There are so many benefits to improving your habits and creating a better lifestyle, and you will feel them all come together when you can celebrate in who you are and what you are going to be moving forward.
Release Stress Healthy
We’ve talked about managing your stress, and a big part of that is finding healthy outlets to release the stress that you feel.
This means that you turn to exercise or yoga when you feel stressed out.
In the moment you turn to deep breathing or walk away to gain perspective of the situation that may be causing you stress.
Think of what helps YOU as an individual to deal with the stress that you are feeling.
This can then help you to ensure that it doesn’t take over your life.
This is going to be different for everyone and you must recognize that.
Just figuring out the need for managing your stress is the first part, and then trying new things to help you is the next.
It may be that visualization or focusing on positive memories or visions helps you to get to where you want to be.
It may be that you mediate when you feel truly stressed, or that you go talk to a counselor.
There are so many wonderful things that you can do to manage your stress and to ensure that it doesn’t take over.
Begin by working through this and find your best solutions so that you can get happier.
The end result is that stress will no longer rule your life anymore.
Don’t Focus on Weight
It’s not all about being a certain weight that defines your health or happiness.
Stop focusing on deprivation or short term methods that will supposedly help you to lose weight or get happier—recognize that it’s about you being healthy and comfortable in your own skin.
If you are working out and eating right and your clothes feel looser, then that’s a huge accomplishment.
Don’t let the number on the scale dictate your mood or your success, but rather learn to see that it’s about the lifestyle that you create and the mindset that you have.
You will have good and bad days, and therefore make this all about getting healthy rather than losing weight.
You may very well lose weight in the process, but it’s about improving your health in the long term.
When you can accept that and be happy with the person that you are, and know that you are doing all the right things then acceptance comes about and that’s what it’s all about!
Believe in Yourself
You will get a lot further ahead in life if you start believing in yourself and the person that you are.
If you want to get healthier and happier and improve your life then believe in who you are and what you are all about.
Believe in all of the things that you are doing to create this best foundation, and know that all of these changes will benefit you in the long run.
You are doing great things for your health and your life and watch how they all come together.
This can be really exciting and rewarding.
Align yourself with others who are working to create the most positive changes in their life too.
The sooner that you can move forward feeling good about what you are doing, the more that this will benefit you in the long run.
These changes, your mindset, and the right foundation will help you to get to a point in your life where you are truly happy!
Then it’s up to you to enjoy the lifestyle that you create and you will see how in just 90 days you can be healthier, happier, and you can believe in the person that you are.
This is truly magical and there are a lot of positive benefits that come out of you putting forth the effort.
Now you know how to improve your health and your life in just 90 days time.
Go forth, embrace these changes, work hard at making them, and see that there are wonderful things ahead for you when you believe in yourself.
Do all of these amazing things as part of your foundation, and it can help to nurture the person that you are!