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6 secrets to a happier, healthier life…

Part of your journey to being the happiest healthiest version for yourself means taking the time to take care of YOU! When you are in a good space and feel good – it is amazing what you can do in the world and what you can achieve. Here are some things you can do to make it happen…

Nourish your body from the inside out

Eat food which your body LOVES. Double your intake of veggies, cut back on added sugar, opts for real whole food rather than heavily processed stuff! Your body does amazing things for you and deserves looking after. 

Be in Nature

I absolutely believe that many of us suffer from a ‘nature deficit’, not spending enough time outside, in the fresh air and natural daylight, simply walking through the trees, playing on the grass and running bare foot in the sand. Connecting with nature, the real beautiful world in which we live in is very powerful and allows us to connect with what is really important, and that’s not money, things or stuff.

Time out before snooze time

Allow yourself time to be away from your computer, phone or TV before bed to disconnect and unwind and get yourself into a good sleeping routine. Your body and mind need this space.

Find out what feels good

Write down a list of things you love doing and make you feel good. I know winning the lotto and a luxury holiday might be the first things that come to mind, but I am talking about free or very low cost things. Having flowers in your lounge, cooking a healthy dinner for your friends, watching comedy. Focus on some of the little things. How good it feels to give someone a gift, call a friend or try something new. Every day plan to do at least one thing which you know makes you feel good.

Surround yourself with amazing energy

Spend time with people who support you and lift you up. You become like the people with whom you spend the most time and they will influence who you become. Choose wisely. Spend more time with the right people. There are times when you can’t always choose who your spend time with, at work for example or the members of your family. You can however choose how much they impact on the way you think.

About the author
Claire Turnbull6

Claire Turnbull

There is nothing better than a month focusing on getting healthy and supporting an amazing cause at the same time! In the 15 years I have worked in the health and wellness industry I have worked with a huge number of people who have had cancer and back in the UK, for a while I worked as a Dietitian as part of an Oncology team – and what an amazing team they were. There is some truly incredible work that goes on to support people with cancer and their families and long may it continue with initiatives like Junk Free Junk. GET involved and get raising some money! For great ideas, check out www.facebook.com/claireturnbullnz