Sunday, December 30, 2018

Are You Internally Healthy?

What we choose to feed our mind, body, and soul is unique to each and every one of us and there is no "one size fits all" approach to living a healthy lifestyle.

A person can look healthy on the outside to the rest of the world, and be struggling internally to find a healthy balance.

Society tends to create an image of what "healthy" should be and what "healthy" looks like. 

And we continue to feed upon this societal creation that changes by the decade. 

We use Facebook and Instagram and other sources of technology to create our own image of what we want people to see. 

We use photo filters to show less wrinkles, change the lighting, appear slimmer, change our skin color, and make our muscles appear more defined.

Are we trying to prove to others or to ourselves that we feel good and look good?

It's easy to use technology and share pictures that show others what we are doing, who we are with, and that we are having a good time.

What did people and families do before the internet? Where did they spend their time?

If people were not proving to others via technology they were living a good life, did they prove it to their neighbors, co-workers, friends, and families in person?  

Society defines a healthy lifestyle and living a happy life. And if we aren't feeling happy or living a healthy lifestyle, then society determines what is either acceptable or unacceptable to obtain a happy, healthy life. 

No matter the time period, living a happy and healthy lifestyle is a big goal. Technology just makes it easier to make it appear to others that we are truly living happy and healthy.

Are you living your truth? Are you living for what you believe is healthy for YOU? 

Because what society determines to be healthy and true living, may not be YOUR truth to living and being healthy. 

It takes strength to not let other people influence your truth. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is staying true to who you are and following the path that was meant for you. 

If we have the strength to refocus our energy and listen to ourselves instead of what others feel are best for us, then we have the strength to live the life that allows us to create our own health and happiness. 

Living a healthy lifestyle is not just about eating fruits and vegetables or limiting fried foods. It's also about feeding our minds and making choices that align with who we are and the path that is meant for us to follow. 

It's not easy, but then again nothing healthy in life is easy.