Holistic care is the natural way to realign your life; to clear away the cobwebs and reinvigorate your world. Once you start chasing that rabbit, it becomes very clear that you have been missing out on so much due to the dangerous trap and complications associated with the mainstream ‘normal’ lifestyle. The holistic lifestyle may be the ‘hippie’ or outlier lifestyle right now, but it won’t be for long. It is estimated that almost half of all Americans are already utilizing alternative medical and lifestyle practices.
People are starting to wake up and realize that there is more to health than pills and fad diets. Not everyone knows how or where to begin. Most people don’t even know what constitutes as holistic living.
So here are the fundamentals of a holistic life to just get your started. Use this guide to help you figure out where you want to get started.
Body– This is a great place to start if you want concrete outputs and inputs.
- eat whole organic food
- Move Daily
- Get daily sunlight- use natural sunscreen
- get plenty of sleep
- Drink 1/2 your body weight in oz. of water daily
- look for natural remedies and healing modalities
Always remember that good health begins where you eat. To truly understand healthy and how it achieves a holistic balance in your life, you must understand the role food plays in the wellness of your body. If your health is suffering, your need only look at your dinner plate for the answers. Holistic living is rooted in what is natural. If your life seems out of sorts, out of balance, it is likely you have been living out of sync with the natural order. Sustained wellness can be achieved by listening to the body and researching natural adaptogens that are known to provide a solution.
Mind– This is a great place to start if you are dealing with more of an anxiety, stress issue.
- minimize negative thoughts (adopt a gratitude practice)
- heal emotional trauma
- avoid too much stress
- expand your mind, learn something new, become a learner
One of the biggest roadblocks people have toward living an holistic lifestyle is that they believe they must chase some kind of happiness or fulfillments outside of themselves. No matter where you are or what you are doing, happiness can only be found by looking inside yourself and tearing down the ego.
Spirit– This is the place to start if you are on a true commitment to making a daily life change.
- find your life purpose
- connect to a higher power
- expand your consciousness
- connect to nature (grounding)
- explore enlightenment and awakening.
You will notice that the vast majority of all people who are continuously fulfilled in life, always inwardly happy and content, and physically well, exert themselves physically on a regular basis. Our bodies are meant for movement and muscle use. Without this physical exertion, our bodies start to break down and get out of sync.
Everyone has the ability to live holistically. Just take that first step forward and you will be surprised where you end up. Make a conscious effort to think positive, take small steps, and let go of the things (people) that do not serve you.