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In 2015: 12 Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle

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“Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” Sasha Cohen

In 2015: 12 Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle - Walk in Nature and Inhale

In 2015: 12 Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle – Walk in Nature and Inhale Fresh Air

♥ Self-Care means Nurturing All of Our Being – Exercise the body, mind and spirit and feed it uplifting messages. Take walks in nature and inhale the fresh air outdoors. Stay physically, emotionally & mentally healthy by creating space for ME Time. You earned it and deserve it.
♥ There Is Nothing To Prove, We Are Enough – Once you believe in yourself and believe you belong, here, there, anywhere, there is no need to convince others. Just be.
♥ Set Achievable Goals/Resolutions – Make sure you spend time visualizing your goals and acting on them. If we move our feet, the universe will rally to support us.
♥ Self-Acceptance Is Key to a Healthier Life – Wherever you go, Wherever you are, whatever you do, your health, happiness and sense of self begins with accepting who YOU are.

For many of us, 2015 started on a high note. We wrote down goals, planned a list of activities to do, and promised to nurture ourselves. Where are you on that plan today? Are you spot on or have you fallen off? Have no fear because it is never too late to start again. Above and below, I’ve shared my 12 tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle this year. Sometimes, we forget that we need to include our mind and spirit with plans for our bodies. The tips include self-care and self acceptance. Remember, no matter what we choose to do, we are enough.


“I think fitness is important. I think a healthy lifestyle is important. I think putting positive energy out there is important and just staying connected with the people.” LL Cool J

In 2015: 12 Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle - Meditate. Explore the World

In 2015: 12 Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle – Meditate. Explore the World

♥ Make Friends with Gratitude and Charity – Express Thanks and Gratitude as often as possible. When we feel truly content, when we feel grateful for our lot, we are not afraid to help others or share our abundance. Practice both.
♥Celebrate life; Eat, Pray, & Love Abundantly –  Life is also about celebrations. Make the time to enjoy your life with loved ones. Acknowledge the abundance around you and give Peace a chance.
♥Find a Mentor and/or a Workout Buddy –  Take that Yoga class with a buddy. Run. Walk. Meditate. One thing that is sure to help us meet our goals is having a mentor/buddy system. When two or more agree to a task, the bond grows stronger and becomes easier to accomplish.
♥Don’t Give Up even if You Mess Up – We are already in the 3rd week of the month and if you’ve fallen off track, don’t despair. We all mess up. Recommit and keep going.

When I was a little girl, I had an Aunt who was a very positive person. When you asked her: “How are you doing?” She’d say, “Things are looking better every day!” It didn’t matter what was going on in her life, things were always looking better.  You know what? Because of her upbeat attitude, things always turned around for her. Be grateful for the good things, celebrate the successes, eat and sleep well, build a buddy system, and when things get messed up, strap on your tough terrain boots and keep on climbing upwards. I remind myself of this all the time and, believe me, I’ve had my share of those messed up moments. In those times, I meditate, check my attitude, and explore my surroundings with beginners eyes. I look for the lessons and the good in every situation. What about you?

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“Everyone has their own definition of a healthy lifestyle, and mine has come to mean making health a priority but not an obsession.” Daphne Oz

In 2015: 12 Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle - Add variety and color to your life

In 2015: 12 Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle – Add variety and color to your life

♥Constantly Comparing Self to Others Leads to Misery – Until we walk in another person’s shoes we don’t know their struggles, so stop the hand-wringing. Some people look at others and think, “If only…”  A healthy lifestyle includes checking our stinking thinking and clearing it out. We are where we are for a reason.
♥Envy Is A Waste Of Time – Envying another and feeding the green-eyed monster of jealousy will diminish us and our skills. Envy grows like weeds in the garden. The sooner we clear the weeds, the better. Each of us has merit and skills, and if we focus on our strengths we will see our passion grow.
♥Perform Random acts of Kindness – Many of us know that when we’re feeling down, the best way to brighten our day is to help someone else feel better.  Treat a stranger to lunch. Serve the homeless at a soup kitchen. Prepare a meal for a sick neighbor. Try it.
♥The Future Is Now… Live – Take time now to smell those roses, plant those seeds and choose a saner, healthier lifestyle. Tempus Fugit!

I know, it’s so easy to make excuses about why we are not living a healthy lifestyle. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. Truth is that if we made some adjustments in our thinking, and add effort to the mix, we’ll be on our way to health. Another truth is that helping others adds to our happiness quotient, so refocus your goals to include acts of kindness towards others. Start with small steps. The road to healthy living is littered with big dreams that became overwhelming chores. Start with one SMART goal and build on it. I know you can do it. Here’s to a year of healthy living and a positive, rich, celebratory lifestyle.

What are your thoughts for living healthy in 2015? What did you do for the first day of the year? Are you still on point with your plans/goals?   Have a Fantastic Year! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: Start with hope, joy, and great expectations and ACT on your dreams.


PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

66 Comments leave one →
  1. 18/01/2015 1:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Mohit – The caretaker.

  2. 18/01/2015 2:31 pm

    I love your aunt! She reminds me of my mother. No matter how tough or how scary life got (and believe me – it was tough and scary), she didn’t allow a negative thought to enter her head.

  3. Masshole Mommy permalink
    18/01/2015 2:52 pm

    I love all of your tips you have here. I am working towards being healthier this year, so this is great.

  4. 18/01/2015 2:53 pm

    Thanks so much for these great tips. I try to live a healthy lifestyle. Emphasis on try.

  5. punkin0001 permalink
    18/01/2015 3:01 pm

    Reblogged this on Anishinaabek Windwriter.

  6. punkin0001 permalink
    18/01/2015 3:02 pm

    Yes I do not think we should compare ourselves to others, but be proud of who we are and glisten in all of our good qualities so that we shine brighter! 😀

  7. 18/01/2015 3:22 pm

    You’ve brought up so many great points about living a better life! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

  8. 18/01/2015 3:34 pm

    this is a great post to get motivated to be healthy ( she says as she burps her two slices of pizza scarfed down in front of the green bay packers game

  9. kathyssavings1 permalink
    18/01/2015 3:36 pm

    I’m still working on becoming more healthy for the new year. I started off really good and I’m still working on it. I’ve gotten a lot more fruit/veggies for snacks. I’d say I’m doing pretty well but could still work on a few things.

  10. 18/01/2015 3:41 pm

    Great tips! So very true. All very important to leading a happy and fulfilled life! Great post for sure! Hope and joy lead to great things!

  11. Aisha Kristine Chong permalink
    18/01/2015 5:38 pm

    I love your tips – so true. Never give up even if you messed up.. that is my motto ever since!

  12. 18/01/2015 5:59 pm

    I eat pretty healthy, but sometimes I eat too much. I am working on it. I loved both the quotes you shared and I need remember that when I do indulge not to beat myself up for it. I know I eat healthier than most people.

  13. 18/01/2015 8:40 pm

    I have already had some success with eating less and more healthy things. When this helps to reduce arthritic pain this is a great motivator!
    Wishing you a fantastic year too, dear Elizabeth. 🙂

  14. 18/01/2015 9:51 pm

    This year I’m working to put my personal time in. Taking at least one hour to myself daily to set the tone for the rest of my day. Thanks.

  15. luckyseventen permalink
    18/01/2015 10:12 pm

    Thankfully I’m right on target for my 2015 goals and moving them along. I definitely need to spend more time on fitness goals.

  16. 18/01/2015 10:34 pm

    These are brilliant tips and its great to find them in my reader, it really does help. I’m constantly working on myself and feeling pretty good so far this year.

  17. Fi Ní Neachtáin permalink
    18/01/2015 11:38 pm

    These are great things to remember for living a healthy lifestyle. The comparing myself to others is something I do regularly and I really need to stop as it really does lead to misery.

  18. ChristianGal (@RealCouponDiva) permalink
    19/01/2015 1:59 am

    my goal – drink more water this year 😀

  19. hbaillio permalink
    19/01/2015 5:44 am

    Great tips! Just need some on how to actually make it happen ;(

  20. Ann Bacciaglia permalink
    19/01/2015 10:12 am

    This is a great post. This year i have been changing my diet and started exercising.

  21. yumeating permalink
    19/01/2015 1:48 pm

    These are all great tips. I tend to follow the 80/20 principal. I eat good 80% of the time and then allow myself a treat here and there. It is much easier to keep up with a plan that way than trying to stick to 100%.

  22. 19/01/2015 2:33 pm

    I love this and try to practice it often, “Make Friends with Gratitude and Charity – Express Thanks and Gratitude as often as possible. When we feel truly content, when we feel grateful for our lot, we are not afraid to help others or share our abundance. Practice both.” It has made a very positive difference in the way I feel about myself and my life.

  23. 19/01/2015 2:35 pm

    My goal this year is to maintain my weight loss and to run a marathon in June!! These are great tips! Water has always been my biggest struggle.

  24. Kendall Rayburn permalink
    19/01/2015 3:03 pm

    Wonderful post! My goal for this year is just to get moving more in general!

  25. 19/01/2015 8:38 pm

    Thank you for boosting my motivation this year. I wish I could have those words until the end of the year 🙂

  26. 3sonshavei permalink
    19/01/2015 8:49 pm

    setting realistic goals nails it for me! It is so hard to stay motivated when you are too far from a realistic goal

  27. 19/01/2015 10:38 pm

    Really helpful and amazing tips. Will definitely use some of them for our trip to Canada next month 🙂

  28. 19/01/2015 11:43 pm

    Great tips! I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle now. After all, we’re not getting any younger… 🙂

  29. 20/01/2015 4:03 am

    You make very great points. This year I am working on forgiveness, and changing my diet (and sticking to it).

  30. rsrote permalink
    20/01/2015 4:32 am

    Constantly Comparing Self to Others Leads to Misery–AMEN I know this is on thing I’m trying to work on–Doing what I CAN not what others expect…living positive for me makes a HUGE difference!

  31. 20/01/2015 5:35 am

    Great tips., Elizabeth! 🙂

  32. 20/01/2015 7:27 am

    I have dramatically cleaned up my diet over the years. I’ve also been a vegetarian for years, but now leaning towards more of a vegan diet. Last month, I started going to the gym for the first time ever, and I really enjoy it. I hope to take my fitness and wellness routine a step further this year by signing up for yoga classes.


  33. 20/01/2015 7:47 am

    You feel better when you’re happy too! I have a positive aunt like you described. Totally love to go visit her. 🙂

  34. 20/01/2015 12:47 pm

    This is a good reminder. I’m in the City right now but still it would be nice to get out for some fresh air today. I may walk down to the Ferry Building and pick up some fresh produce too 🙂

  35. 20/01/2015 2:07 pm

    I’m working on eating better and sleeping more!

  36. Debbie Denny permalink
    20/01/2015 2:23 pm

    A healthier choice is a good one. I have been making better choices.

  37. katrinagehman permalink
    20/01/2015 3:42 pm

    great quotes. Health is so important.

  38. 21/01/2015 12:09 pm

    I love don’t give up even if you mess up. 🙂

  39. 21/01/2015 3:49 pm

    Love this post, we can all stand to live a little healthier!

  40. 21/01/2015 7:30 pm

    What a great list of things to do for the new year to live a happy and healthier life for 2015. I have my own list of things I want to do or give up on, so far so good.

  41. Tanya White permalink
    24/01/2015 1:15 pm

    I can use all the tips I can get. This year I pledge to get fit and healthy and at first it seemed so hard but two weeks in I feel it is just getting easier. Staying Positive is one of my goals, I use to let the negitivity in my life take over but now I feel less stressed and thats why it is so much easier to take care of my health.

  42. Kayla D permalink
    27/01/2015 6:50 pm

    This last part, “Start with small steps. The road to healthy living is littered with big dreams that became overwhelming chores.” That part is so true. I’ll be referring back to the post often. Thanks for the inspiration.

  43. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running permalink
    12/08/2015 2:34 pm

    I absolutely love the last tip: to start with joy and focus on your dreams. I love seeing dreams become reality.

  44. Deborah permalink
    12/08/2015 3:03 pm

    Great tips! Health for me is a work in progress. There is always something that needs maintenance.

  45. cassi9879b permalink
    12/08/2015 3:15 pm

    Always working on a healthy lifestyle. Currently doing personal development to better the mind.

  46. Debbie Woodruff permalink
    12/08/2015 3:20 pm

    Great tips on living a healthier life, which we can all use from time to time.

  47. Jennifer LE permalink
    12/08/2015 4:47 pm

    These are all wonderful mantras and tips to keep in mind. Thank you for sharing and reminding us to be more mindful and positive.

  48. triathlonmami permalink
    12/08/2015 6:59 pm

    Great tips! I believe every day brings another opportunity to do just a bit better than yesterday.

  49. wendyistakingthelongwayhome permalink
    12/08/2015 7:13 pm

    Lots of great inspiration in this post.

  50. Becki S permalink
    13/08/2015 4:03 am

    Love this! There is nothing to prove, we are enough. Great reminder for the end of a rough week.

  51. Patty @ Reach Your Peak permalink
    13/08/2015 8:59 am

    Great tips! One that I want to start doing more is helping others. I either want to start volunteering with girls on the run or with an animal shelter!

  52. priya permalink
    14/08/2015 12:40 am

    Thanks for the motivation.

  53. priyadograurora permalink
    14/08/2015 12:44 am

    Very inspiring..

  54. Sam @ PancakeWarriors permalink
    14/08/2015 4:48 am

    Wow there are so many great little snipets in here! This really helped to reset my attitude this morning!

  55. jillconyers permalink
    14/08/2015 2:45 pm

    Living it! And loving every minute!


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