Friday, January 22, 2010

Taking Better Care of Our Spirits, Souls & Bodies

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it's because they take better care of it. ~Cecil Selig

Do you ever wonder why it seems that some people have better attitudes, healthier bodies, and more successful relationships than others have?  It is easy to just look at them and assume that they are just lucky or have it easy as opposed to the rest of us.  But more often than not, it is because they work on these areas in their lives. 

Positive attitudes are the result of repeatedly making it a habit to be thankful, replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, looking at the good rather than the bad in ourselves and others, and focusing on possibilities and solutions rather than the problems.  Healthy bodies do not just happen either.  Our eating habits, exercise, and stress all play a part in our physical well-being.  It takes discipline and commitment to resist and limit our intake of unhealthy foods, eat right, exercise at least 3 times a week, relax our bodies and minds, and improve our coping with stress.  And finally, successful relationships don't just happen, but require our time and attention.  Our relationships are precious and of great value.  There is so much we can do to invest in them and make them better. (See The 10 Keys to Happy and Loving Relationships for ideas). 

If we take better care of our mental and physical health, as well as our relationships, it WILL pay off. It may require some extra effort, work and investment, but we will find that it is well worth it!!

Take care, Krystal

Take better care of yourself--body, soul & spirit with the self-help program: The 9 Habits of Happy People
If you could use some help from a counselor, I encourage you to take better care of yourself and your family with family therapy or couples therapy

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