Life has become such a hectic affair that many of us aren’t taking care of ourselves. We’re leaving our bodies, minds, and spirits are to chance.

The problem with living this way is that it’s exposing us to lifestyle diseases, mental illnesses, stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and debt.

It’s time to change this. Here’s how to start:

Don’t date or marry losers.

The person you marry has an influence on your quality of life. Don’t waste yourself on losers – people with no jobs or direction in life, people who never grow up, people who don’t give you what you deserve in the relationship, people who always attract drama, and people who aren’t interested in improving themselves.

Choose better.

 

Move your body.

Many 40 years olds who have exercised consistently in their younger years have reported feeling as agile and fit as they did in their twenties!

Without question, exercise is the best thing you can do for your health. Not only does it make you feel and look great, but it’s the perfect way to stimulate your mind.

Nothing feels bad like having a day when you’re all groggy, slow, and unproductive right? Fortunately, you can change that by doing just a few exercises at the start of your day.

You don’t have to waste hours at the gym if you don’t want to. A simple walk, a 10-minute exercise, can work wonders for your brain, body, and vitality. The key is to stay consistent.

 

Read.

In addition to exercising, reading is a perfect brain-stimulating activity. Every time you read, you borrow someone else’s wisdom. You impregnate your mind with ideas that you can use to make your life better.

If you want to have a sharp mind in your old age, begin reading daily. I suggest carving out an hour, but if that’s not something you can do, 25 minutes will do.

 

Connect with people.

There’s nothing more valuable in life than having meaningful relationships. Yet, in the busyness of life, we’ve become too detached from people.

We’re great at glossing over the lives of others on social media but terrible at harnessing deep connections. Start calling and checking in with those closest to you. Invest in relationships. Few things are as beautiful as walking the journey or old age, surrounded by good friends.

Save, save, save.

A rule of thumb says you should save 10% of your earnings. But things have changed now, and you should stash away about 40%  of your income if you want to be financially secure.

But you shouldn’t stop at that.

Try to investigate the ways your money can work for you. Read, research, and find the best investment opportunities out there.

Don’t eat junk.

The body you have now is your house and will be till the day you die. You want it to be able to carry you in your ripe old age. You want to be able to do the things you enjoy doing.

But it won’t do that if it’s ridden with lifestyle illnesses. So feed it vitamin nourishing foods. Drink water to keep your joints hydrated and your mind clear.

If you make this a lifestyle, you’ll have a body that will look after you over the following decades.

 

Acquire the right knowledge.

We’re living at a time when anything is possible. With the click of a button, you can create a website, start a business and reach out to the world. But this means that competition is high. People are learning a lot.

Don’t be left behind. You don’t want to be pushed out, especially when the information out there is vast and some is free! Train yourself to acquire new knowledge in your field.  Keep a curious mind.

 

Avoid toxic people.

The people you hang out with affect how you live. They affect how far you’ll go. How successful you’ll be and, most importantly, how you see yourself.

Train yourself to see people as they are, not what they tell you. Learn to trust your intuition about the people you meet. Walk away from those who don’t bring out the best in you. At times, it doesn’t mean they’re bad people. It just means they’re not the right people for you.

Nourish your spirit.

We’re spiritual beings having a physical experience. But at times, we focus on what’s outside and neglect what’s on the inside.

Your spirit is just like your body. It needs fuel, cleaning, and nurturing. Find what works for you and do that.

When I pray, I find peace and strength that keeps me going no matter what’s going on around me. Try it.

 

Groom yourself well.

Looks matter in this life. People warm up to people who look good. Doors open for those who are appealing. So check your grooming. Dress in ironed, form-fitting outfits. Know the best outfits for your body type. Choose colors that complement your skin tone.

On the deeper side of things, maintain excellent hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, shave (ladies, please, please, shave your armpits) invest in a feminine wash to keep your vaginal ph right.  Invest in a perfume that agrees with you. Keep some mints in your bag or the car.

These little things can change everything for you.

 

 

Did you know that your actions today are the seeds you plant to reap tomorrow?

Every little thing matters. Begin doing these things today if you want to face the next 10, 20, or 30 years with a healthy body full of energy, a sharp mind, peace, and confidence.