How to be and stay young all your life
Staying young is a matter of interconnection between body, mind and spirit. Feeling young to the fullest is a holistic issue.
To stay young it is necessary to understand that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, so that the spirit and the mind affect how we are on a physical level, even in our appearance and vice versa.
Once again the Universe shows us the way with its natural laws that always tend to balance.
So how do we stay young in body, mind and spirit? What steps do we take?
The guidelines to follow can be easily incorporated into our busy daily lives and are no less valuable for their simplicity. The question is to carry them out and implement them into our lives as part of our lifestyle, every day.
It has been scientifically proven that all these guidelines help us to lead a more sustainable, happy and healthy life. When practiced consistently as part of our daily discipline, when they are even part of our autopilot, these steps produce results almost immediately.
Staying young should not be an arduous task. If you enjoy the process, you’re more than halfway there!
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For a youthful body
“Science tells us that there is no reason why the physical body should not live a minimum of 120 years”– Peter Ragnar.
Think. How long do you “choose” to live? Consciously or unconsciously we influence this question.
Here are the simple steps to implement in our lives every day.
Never forget to smile
Practice a big smile in front of the mirror every day, even when you think you don’t feel it. When you smile, you naturally feel better. There is nothing more attractive than a face with a smile, especially when it is an expression of your inner happiness.
Let that beauty radiate from within you. The next time you feel the corners of your mouth twitching downward, smile, smile, smile.
Have a sense of humor in the face of adversity
We really shouldn’t need a reason to laugh.
When was the last time you laughed so hard you couldn’t stop laughing? A sense of humor, knowing how to take distance from things is also part of people with emotional intelligence. Try watching a funny movie or spend time with someone who makes you laugh. Laughter helps us to be younger in every way, and a sincere laugh is contagious.
Have you ever watched a baby breathe? When a baby inhales, its abdomen is pushed all the way out. If we want to feel younger, we can relearn how to breathe like we did when we were babies. Inhale slowly through your nose and let it fill your whole abdomen and body.
It is also important to be aware of our breathing, and do exercises every day, especially if something clouds your peace. Hold your breath for a moment and then slowly release it through your mouth. Since breathing helps to eliminate toxins from your body, a few deep breaths a day can make a big difference, and it is highly recommended to do this before going to sleep.
Eat healthy and maybe less
Think that it is always best not to fill your stomach at all. It is known from scientific studies that even intermittent fasting can be a reason for the lengthening of life and regeneration of our cells.
Increase the intake of healthy, organic and farm products. Avoid processed products. There are very good studies that corroborate this. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of natural energy for our organism, which is a major guideline to stay young.
Being active is a great way to stay young and agile.
But sometimes staying motivated is a challenge. So try to find an exercise partner – how about a friend or neighbor who can meet you at the park for a walk and exercise together? Take a deep breath and feel the smell and vibration of nature in your chest. Something so simple but so important that we should never forget.
Keep your mind young
A young mind will keep your body youthful regardless of your age.
To do so, socializing is a practice you should consider. Staying connected with friends and family is a good way to keep your mind active even if it is online.
Communication and interaction with other people can be a wonderful form of mental exercise.
An orderly life
Clutter comes in many shapes and sizes in our lives: in our homes and in our heads. Whatever form it takes, clutter can be a thief of youth. Organization helps us lead a healthy life. Here it is very important to remember that the important thing is to reach a balance, never an extreme polarity. An orderly life with some traces of “disorder” is the ideal.
In constant intellectual development, learn new things!
Reading, learning and attending workshops are some of the ways we can educate ourselves. If you have a few minutes to sit and read, enjoy them wherever you are.
Learning to speak another language for example develops our brain. Neuroscience says so because of the plasticity of our brain. Remember that you are always young enough to learn something new. Remember that our mind as well as our body must be in motion.
Think jovially. Be positive!
Forget about your age. The time that has passed will never come back. We are always in the present, the only moment. Think kind thoughts to yourself and others. Watch what you say to yourself so that you have a good internal dialogue with the most important person in your life, yourself. Staying young starts with the thought of wanting to be young, it is part of your empowerment. If you believe you can stay young, you can continue to be and feel young regardless of your age.
Have a youthful spirit
Remember, when you connect with your inner light, your age is irrelevant!
Practice gratitude every day. Especially when you wake up and go to bed to sleep.
Try to look at the world through a vision of gratitude for at least a moment. What are the things or people you are grateful for?
A good tool is to keep a gratitude journal with you every day. If necessary go on a news diet, which if excessive bombards us with a negative approach to life. Living our lives with an attitude of gratitude helps keep us young in spirit.
Few things make us feel better than letting go of resentment. Resentment eats away at our spirit and takes its toll on us in every way. Being angry or upset about something from the past can give us “wrinkles” in both face and spirit. Let go of the pain of resentment! By releasing that person or persons, that feeling that blocks you, you also release yourself.
A young spirit is always a free spirit.
Perfect tool when well done. Taking the time to relax, breathe and calm our thoughts is practically a necessity. A few minutes of quiet for our mind is like a mini mental vacation.
We must give oxygen, healthy food to our mind to recover from the noise of the ego and the world we live in. No matter where you are, any place is good. Just find the time to connect with yourself and your spirit, and you will feel younger.
Also value the accomplishment of your goals and achievements.
Allow yourself to enjoy your accomplishments. Even the smallest step can help you stay young in spirit.
Live according to your purpose in life.
Follow the path your Dharma tells you to follow.
Find something you are good at, something you enjoy, your passion, and then carry it out. It can even be a hobby, a pastime or something you enjoy on the weekends.
Volunteering helps us to see life in a fuller way as well. Finding purpose for ourselves and with others keeps us young in spirit and is also a great way to enjoy life.
Remember that we are spiritual beings living an earthly experience, in mind, body and spirit.
Whatever we live, let’s do it from abundance and fulfillment!
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