Don’t dwell on the past or future – continuously thinking about past events does not allow you as a person to progress and grow. By all means you should process and accept what has happened and in turn learn from them, but then move forward. The same goes for the future, it is important to have plans and goals, but excessive worry about events that have not yet happened will not allow you to fully achieve what you wish.
Meditate – Taking time out every day or even every week to meditate, quietly think about events or if experienced in meditating think of very little. There are many cd’s and books that assist with how to meditate.
Embrace family – Your family is your support network, although you may not always think that they are doing the right things or giving the best advice, generally they have your best interests at heart. Allowing them in; or turning to them when you are in times of need will give you added support and not have you be alone in times of need.
Confront emotion – Bottling up emotions is a habit that many have, in the short term it may appear to be a wise thing to do. However over an extended amount of time, these pent up emotions fester within, you need to let them out when they occur whether they are happy, sad or angry emotions.
Reduce stress – Stress is a major factor in ill health, everyone should try to reduce their stress levels. Again, there are many books on the subject of reducing stress, a good starting point is to identify when you get stressed and resolve the matter then to avoid future episodes.
Avoid alcohol – Alcohol is a contributor to stress, as well as a toxin within your body. There are various medical reports stating that a certain amount is good for various ailments or to prevent certain illnesses. However, a healthy moderate intake is advised.
Protect from the sun – The sun is aging, it can cause medical problems and while having a daily dose of vitamin d is a good thing, over exposure is not. So cover up, put on sun cream and protect your eyes.
Drink water – Your body is made up of majority water and on a daily basis you lose some of this water, therefore it is vital that you rehydrate your body with water, both in pure form and from fruits and vegetables.
Dental check ups – When something in your mouth goes wrong, such as having a bad tooth, it really can affect your whole mood. A great way to combat this is to have regular dental check-ups.