In people’s desire to grow old and reach the prime of their lives, one could not help but feel overwhelmed by all the many things that they were told to do. Does it seem impossible to fit in regular exercise into your daily routine? Is it so difficult to choose to eat only the healthy foods and gear away from all the other stuff, which includes all your favourites? Do you still have time to do Yoga or meditate to help your body achieve total relaxation? All of these are impossible to achieve when you’ve got responsibilities at home and at work that you have to juggle too.
A 30-hour work week is indeed seemingly impossible. With all the meetings here and presentations there, it is indeed impossible to get all of these incorporated into your daily plan, not to mention that all the other habits considered unhealthy can be oh so tempting. From cakes to ice cream to staying up late to watching movies, all of these are simply difficult to resist, because they can be very tempting. But, is it really impossible?
- Stop and take note of how you breathe.
When your breathing is shallow and irregular, it means that you are under a lot of stress. For a moment, you will also think about eating. You will think that eating more and more will make you feel better, but it will not. Slow down. Take a deep breath and just think that everything will be okay.
- Put the phone down and eat.
It can be tempting to eat while checking emails or posting something on social media, but this is the very reason why you are gaining so much weight. Also, this is the very reason why you are tempted to eat more, because you feel as if you have not eaten enough. In order to eat better, it is best to put down the phone and concentrate on eating. You’ll feel full so much faster.
- Take a walk. Make it every day.
Even doctors admit that walking for 20-30 minutes a day is going to make a difference in one’s life. Whether it is the distance to the bus stop or the distance from the ground floor to your office space on the third, walking is going to make you lose weight. More importantly, it is going to help improve your breathing.
The surprising thing is that it is not even close to impossible. There are many Eastern cultures that seem to have found their way around all the things that can be tempting yet unhealthy. The most practical thing to do is to be practical about everything. Thing about how trying to achieve longevity can be very achievable. You’d be surprised at how effortless it can be. You don’t even have to try very hard. You can go through the changes little by little and before you know it, you’ve got everything into your system.
With these three tips, you can discover the secret to achieving longevity despite your very busy schedule.