Staying Healthy

In the last Post I talked about getting sick.  With winter fast approaching, it is likely that many of us will fall sick. In the last post   [HERE]   we talked about how we can either focus on how this virus, infection or bacterial manifestation has interrupted our life OR we can be thankful for what we have gained.

What this really means is that you can stay stuck in a head space (of complaining, being miserable and wanting things to be different) OR you can accept the situation, and realise that it is likely you are being prompted to SLOW DOWN and possibly even to review your patterns of behaviour.

To reiterate on the last post, getting sick is probably one of the best teachers of presence.  It teaches us to keep in the moment.  It stops the momentum in the mind.  It slows thought down.  It brings you right here now.

I also said that hopefully we remember what we have learned so we don’t need to keep getting sick to remind us to stay present.

There are other factors that contribute to our overall wellness.  Up until this point Tania’s Textbook has focussed on Mind Medicine – keeping us mentally healthy.  We have looked at ways to stay present, strengthen our presence and generally live more consciously.

Keeping our bodies healthy and ageless is also within the scope of the Blog series.

As a follow-up from the last post I want to talk about a few of the things I do to stay healthy and well.

From about 50 years of age and upward, most people are living very full, extremely busy and tiring lives with very little time and energy for themselves.  Ironically, this is also about the time when attention to our wellbeing is of utmost importance.  About this time, we really need to stop and thank the body for making it through this far and then CONSCIOUSLY choose to improve on things.

I believe in choosing a few simple changes that are easy to incorporate yet have maximum benefit.

This way, you’ll be able to motivate yourself to start, which is the hardest part.  Because it’s easy you’ll be able to stick to it.  And because we choose only those things with maximum benefit, the results will become the motivation to keep going.     EASY!

Over the next few weeks I will post some of the small changes I have made to my life that I can honestly say have delivered the greatest benefit. They will become part of the BODY LOVE component on Tania’s Textbook.    Until then….

Have a wonderful weekend!
Photography by MDH and Fagun Mishra
2 Comments
  • Annette
    Posted at 20:43h, 11 May Reply

    Looking forward to some simple healthy tips to make me look 20 years younger and have more energy so I can look 15 again!! (LOL) – I guess that is what many of us want and I believe your advice about changing our thoughts patterns also helps with this.

    • Tania Van Zijl
      Posted at 20:57h, 11 May Reply

      Ha ha I don’t know about looking 15 again but you might FEEL 15 again.

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