Improving the quality of your life starts with – you!

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[vimeo id="110295073"] How many things do we do without even noticing that they might actually affect us negatively? With life being so busy, I thought I’d share a few ideas with you that can be implemented into your daily life. Now as you know, I’m a fan of disciplines. I think that if we train ourselves to live by the right ones, we’ll see a lot of health in our life, but a healthy life starts with you. We have to take responsibility and start leading lives that are fruitful and healthy.

So, here we go:

First, exercise. By keeping your body healthy and in shape you are also keeping your mind healthy. I think the best way to start your day is hitting the gym and getting your heart rate up. This is a discipline I’ve intentionally cultivated into my daily life and I can honestly say that this has made a huge difference in my physical health. I noticed that if I start my day with the right things (like working out), I’m preparing my mind to accomplish more good things. So, get started the right way.

Second, create. Always think creatively and start making something new. It’s easy to get bored with the monotony of life, so we have to intentionally start creating something new. Maybe you’re a great writer, then embark on a new writing project. Maybe you love to workout, then start creating new workout routines. The point is to start thinking creatively and in new ways.

Fourth, think about where you’re spending your time.  I’m not talking about your time spent at work, but your free time. Are you doing the things you really want to do? Make notes to keep track of how you’re spending your time and start making some adjustments. Make some intentional changes into your routines outside of work. It’s also important to keep things fresh by making time for new things that you haven’t tried before. This might be a sport or maybe a new way of serving in your community. Sometimes we need to change the company we keep. We need to ask ourselves, are they building us up or tearing us down? Whatever it is, make the changes.

Fifth, spend time resting with God. Christ-followers often look to spend time with God, but I want to challenge you to rest with Him. Reading your Bible and praying are absolutely necessary. However, I challenge you to just practice being still with God. He designed the Sabbath day for all of us to enjoy and rest in Him. Be intentional about quieting down and just being still in His presence. More than anything, this will rejuvenate you.

All of these are disciplines you can implement into your daily and weekly routine to improve the quality of your life. However, you need to be intentional about disciplining yourself to do these things. It takes effort and dedication, but if you do it, you won’t regret it.

Thanks for checking out my blog today. I hope you enjoyed them and please let me know if you have any follow up thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. Have a great day!