A healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, and regular exercise/yoga are the most important factors of life for maintaining mental peace, stress-free life and good health without medicines and outside support. For maintaining good health and peaceful life, the old saying depicts “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” But we have either forgotten or ignored all the principles and mantras set by our ancestral for leading a happy and peaceful life.
Nowadays, in this materialistic world, most of the people are leading very hectic lives. They do not follow a disciplined lifestyle. They have a myopic outlook towards life i.e., to earn money and to accumulate all the luxurious things whatever way possible, no matter even if the peace of mind, health, good sleep, family life, etc is sacrificed.
The unorganized and haphazard life schedule, bad eating habits are the primary cause of developing various diseases such as anxiety, hypertension, sleeping disorder, blood sugar, and even heart problem. Not devoting the quality time with family or even being present at home but due to the preoccupation of mind somewhere else, ignoring /postponing the day to day needs of family members, are the main reasons of dissatisfaction amongst the family members and sometimes may lead to a disintegration of the family.
For a healthier, peaceful and successful life, we have to change our lifestyle and follow the certain principles of life such as: –
1. Time management
2. Regular exercises/yoga
3. Positive mindset (PMS)
4. Balanced diet
To remain physically and mentally fit, and also to avoid overlapping of work at a time, one has to allocate the time according to the necessity and importance of work. Everybody must have to follow a time schedule for getting up in the morning, doing regular exercises/yoga, taking food, sleeping, etc. Allocation of the time for day-to-day activities will release pressure from the mind and prevent unwarranted anxiety and the person will be able to concentrate on his work and accomplish the same more efficiently in lesser time.
To maintain the strength, flexibility, endurance and balance everyone must have to do regular exercises and yoga. Brisk walking in the morning for twenty minutes or jogging, along with doing stretching exercises, asana and yoga’s(PRANAYAM) is the best way to prevent the diseases. Anulom-bilom pranayama i.e. inhaling the air from one nostril and releasing from the other for ten minutes in the morning keeps the mind cool and controls anger, anxiety, and blood pressure.
People with a positive mindset have a solution-oriented approach towards life and thus, are more likely to succeed. PMS makes us assertive, confident and proactive. A positive attitude definitely strengthens our mind and body and improves the quality of our life. Every positive statement-‘ we are healthy and strong’ and repeating the same in the morning will make ourselves to take action to be strong and healthy. Repeating a positive statement leads to a healthy lifestyle.
Similarly, we must also focus on our goal, as being not focused on the present whether we are eating, exercising or doing any work and thinking the next thing that we have to do, may lead to anxiety. If we do enjoy our food, work whatever we do, we will be more productive, less worried and mentally and physically healthier.
By following these golden rules viz., time management, regular exercises/yoga, a positive mindset, and a balanced diet, we can rejuvenate ourselves and lead a healthy and peaceful life.