“I’m going to get healthy this year.” Is that one of your New Year’s Resolutions? I know getting healthy is a desire for many people at the beginning of a new year. However, the reason why a lot of people break their resolutions or simply don’t start is because they fail to have a plan. Their intentions are good but they simply don’t know what to do. Or they have big goals but no action steps to get there. If your goal is to get healthy in 2020 then here are 5 simple action steps to help you.
#1 Have a positive attitude
Positive people are generally healthier than negative people. Being positive may seem super simple but it is harder to achieve than many people think. I believe it is like those Choose Your Own Adventure books you read as a child. You can actually choose to be positive. When you wake up in the morning let your first thought be “Today is going to be a great day”. Write it on a post it note and stick it near your bed so it is the first thing you see each morning. At first you might not believe it but keep it up. The more you tell yourself this the more your subconscious mind will believe it.
Your attitude really does effect your altitude. You can’t go very far in this life without a positive attitude. It is what separates the successful people from the rest. So work on being positive each and every day. It is a lot easier to achieve our goals when we are happy and positive. Positivity not only attracts positive things in to our lives but it actually makes everything better even our immunity.
If you have trouble feeling positive then find an affirmation that speaks to you and then read it a few times daily. Before you read it take a drop of your favourite essential oil in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together in a clockwise motion to energise the essential oil and then inhale the oil as you repeat the affirmation to yourself. Some great essential oil blends that you’ll find useful for boosting positivity include: Joy, Valor, Stress Away, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Present Time, Release and Surrender.
#2 Get plenty of sleep
Yep, 8 hours of it. I know we tell ourselves we don’t need that much. We are too busy to get that much, but we need it. Our bodies actually use this downtime to regenerate and rejuvenate. Like positivity the amount of sleep we get actually impacts on our immunity. So if we aren’t getting enough sleep then our chances of staying healthier are reduced. Sleep also impacts on our ability to lose weight and keep it off, on our memory and even on diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
If you have trouble getting enough sleep then a great thing to try is drinking MegaCal one hour before bed. MegaCal is a powerful calcium and mineral powder that you add to water and drink. Some great oils to diffuse before bed include Lavender, Ruta Vala, Sacred Mountain, Stress Away and Valerian or try rolling on Tranquil and Peace and Calming.
#3 Switch your cleaning products to all natural, environmentally friendly (and healthy) ones
The toxic stuff decreases our immunity and stops us from being healthy. It is killing more than just bad germs in our kitchens and our bathrooms. Many cleaning products contain ingredients that are harmful to us. When we spray these we breathe them in and they get in to our blood stream. We even absorb them through our skin by using cleaning cloths, walking barefoot on our floors, soaking in our freshly cleaned bath tubs or simply standing in our showers as we clean them. So you can improve your health, especially your hormone health by switching to natural cleaning products this year.
“Yep, I’ll do that but I just want to wait until what I’m currently using runs out.” I have heard this before. I know that money can be tight after Christmas and we all have the best of intentions. However what often happens is that when people do run out of their current products they can’t wait for a Young Living order to be sent out to them. So they duck down to the supermarket and replace the product with the same product as before.
Yet the amazing thing about the Thieves Household Cleaner is that it actually replaces nearly all of your cleaning products from floor cleaner to shower cleaner. Bench cleaner to oven cleaner. Window cleaner to car cleaner. BBQ cleaner to Tile, Tub and Grout Cleaner. No joke. It really does do all these things. So if you can only afford one cleaner then make it the Thieves Household Cleaner. As your other cleaning products run out you will soon find new uses for this little miracle cleaner.
Or you could bite the bullet and grab a Healthy Homes Kit which contains not only has a bottle of the Thieves Household Cleaner but a lot more of the Thieves range of products. It includes the dish soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, foaming hand soap, bar soap, dental floss and a great little portal spray which is great for spraying down toilet seats or shopping trollies. The Thieves line of cleaning products are not only plant based and environmental friendly but they work amazingly well too. You also get a Thieves hand purifier which is great to pop in your handbag for those times when there is no soap or even water to wash your hands.
This kit even has a diffuser and 6 essential oils so you can get rid of the nasty air fresheners, toilet sprays and synthetic smelling candles in your home. BOOM!! how much healthier will your family be with all that stuff gone.
#4 Don’t just think about what we put in our bodies but what we put on them
When most people think about getting healthy they think about diets and eating healthier but food and a lack of exercise aren’t the only things that can make us fat. Some chemicals in the products we put on our bodies can contribute to weight gain as well. Our livers are often unable to deal with all the chemicals that go through our blood so it wraps them up in fat and stores them to be dealt with later. This includes petrochemicals that are found in many shop bought skincare, haircare, oral care products and perfumes, etc. Many of these products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals such as parabens and phthalates. Even tiny amounts of these chemicals over time mess with our hormones and can lead to Endocrine disorders include:
- low semen quality and fertility in young men
- genital malformations, such as non-descending testes (cryptorchidism) and penile malformations (hypospadias) in baby boys
- premature birth and low birth weight
- neurobehavioural disorders associated with thyroid disruption in children (autism, attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities)
- endocrine-related cancers (breast, endometrial, ovarian, prostate, testicular and thyroid)
- earlier onset of breast development in young girls, which is a risk factor for breast cancer
- obesity and type-2 diabetes.
So read the ingredients of the products you are putting on your skin before you use them. If you aren’t sure of an ingredient download an app like Think Dirty or the Environmental Working Party Healthy Living. Then you can check the ingredients. I used to be religious about checking every product I bought. However these days my life is a whole lot simpler as I order all my skincare, hair care, oral and body products from Young Living. They have done all the work for me and ship my order so I don’t even have to go down those stinky aisles at the supermarket market anymore. Don’t you love home delivery?
#5 Do something good for your body every day
Your body craves good nutrition and without it your cells send out hunger messages to your brain. So do something good every day by starting your day with a 60ml shot of Ningxia Red. NingXia Red is a blend of superfruit juices and pure Orange, Yuzu, Lemon and Tangerine essential oils. Enjoy NingXia Red daily to energise, fortify and revitalise the body and support overall wellness from head to toe. You can learn more about the benefits of this amazing super food and why you should drink it every day in my blog article – Are you tired all the time?
Getting healthy is a great goal for 2020. But, whatever your goals are for 2020 I wish you the very best with them. May this be your best year yet.