Close your eyes, and imagine for a moment that you are living a life that is designed by you, driven by your passions and based on your desire to fulfill a larger purpose. In this life, you are not held back by a heavy work schedule, you do not have any financial limitations, and you are not only satisfied but excited to wake up every morning and be finally living out the life that you have always wanted. Now back to reality, does that sound like a farfetched dream, impossible of attaining? Well, it’s not. You can make a change in your life starting today towards living a life of freedom. Focusing on three essential steps of holistic living, you can fulfill the life you have always dreamed of.
Make Your Health A Priority
Being able to live freely, and without restriction starts with taking care of you and your body—You can’t make a car run unless you maintain the engine and fuel it properly. A healthy lifestyle starts with changing your diet to eating clean and balanced meals. Consuming whole, quality, and organic foods will provide the fuel your body needs to perform at its best. By eating good, you will feel good and in turn, will live a better life. Eating healthy also boosts your immune system helping to decrease illness and avoid disease. You also need to take care of the rest of your body—be sure to get enough sleep, relax, and slow down when your body tells you that it needs a break. By taking care of yourself, it allows your body to function at its highest potential so you can live a better life.
Establish The Right Mindset
Once you get your body right, it’s time to get your mind right. The right mindset focuses on mindfulness, and actively living in the present moment. Take time to think about what is currently happening around you, and use both the positive and the negative situations to propel your thoughts and actions towards success. Meditation is a great way to attain that perspective and it really opens your eyes to see what your life looks like from day to day. Being mindful of your actions and what is happening around you helps develop emotional intelligence, which is just as important as general knowledge. You should also clearly determine what it is that you want to accomplish in life, and outline goals that will help you to get there. With a positive and mindful mindset, let your passion fuel you and chase those dreams. Your thoughts lead to your actions, so always keep in mind how your reality is directly related to your state of mind.
Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People
The old saying of, “It’s not what you know but who you know”, could not be truer, especially in relation to a life of holistic freedom. It is essential to find a community of other purpose driven, mindful people who will help you to chase your passions, achieve your goals, and teach you along the way. We are never too old to learn and by surrounding yourself with like-minded people, you are bound to meet someone who has gone through similar experiences and can mentor you on your own journey. The people in your life should inspire you and add value to your life. By growing your network with other individuals that align with your goals, they can provide you with new doors of opportunity related to your passions, in addition to the support in pursuing your life of purpose and freedom.
Living the life you have always dreamed of can be done, freedom is attainable. By taking care of yourself, being positive and mindful, in addition to finding a community that aligns with your goals, you will live your best life. Ultimately, by nourishing your mind, body, and soul you will find that you can fulfill your life’s purpose, pursue your passions, and truly achieve holistic freedom.