We’re well into a fresh New Year and decade and as we look back at the past ten years of our life, perhaps there are some changes you’d like to make for the next ten years, improvements or even the chance to have a healthier future.

But, many of us are very gung-ho about resolutions and life changes at the start of the year and before we know it, poof! All those wonderful intentions slowly fade into the background as the reality of busy lifestyles start to set it.

It’s not all doom and gloom though!

Making good, solid changes to our lives for a healthier future is not only possible but even enjoyable when thought out with a clear mind and a solid foundation.

Want to know how?

Read on ….

Baby Steps are the way to go!

Lifestyle changes for the good sound great, but often they’re easier said than done.

Like most things in life, positive changes takes effort, determination and undying persistence but the end results are often worth the hard work even if it doesn’t seem that way when your living and breathing those teething problems.

This is why it is particularly important to make these newfound resolutions from a place of peace, tranquillity and silent strength.

Have you really thought about the reasons you want to make the changes you are deciding to make?

What is the end result that you are hoping for after successfully implementing the resolutions you’re working towards?

So your end goal is losing a few extra kilos for example, where does this need come from? Is it truly for the betterment of your health or is it because you don’t like the way your friends poke fun at you that stems from a place of self-depreciation or a lack of self-worth?

Find yourself a quiet place and reflect or meditate as you reconnect with yourself and what you really need to achieve peace emotionally, spiritually and physically in a healthy, non-judgmental way because often we’re the harshest critics out there!

Why your health should always be your first priority

If you’re not at your healthiest self from an emotional and physical sense, no resolution or lifestyle change is going to have positive results.

It is so important to be in a good head space when making resolutions and planning for your future, not only for the end results but also because you can ensure that the change you’re making is in fact a positive one!

Being physically and mentally healthy ensures that we face all of life’s challenges, ups and downs and even wonderful events with a positive an energetic outlook.

There is no wealth, happiness or wisdom without your health, so before you plan for your future or make any drastic changes in your life make sure you’re at your healthiest so that those plans are coming from a solid and good space.

Spend some moments in Nature for your peace of mind

If the recent catastrophic natural disasters of the past few months have taught us anything, it’s how important nature is to our wellbeing.

Humans are social creatures by nature, it’s in our DNA! We also share this lovely planet of ours with amazing wildlife – plants, animals and insects just to name a few.

Taking care of our nature is the first step to making sure we survive and flourish as living beings. Nourishing nature, valuing and respecting her is respecting and taking care of ourselves.

Try and implement a more natural lifestyle for your peace of mind this year and decade.

Support sustainable and local businesses that emphasise taking care of our environment, use natural alternatives and products where possible, support organic and certified organic food businesses and attempt to reduce the size of your and your family’s footprint.

Spend some loving time with and in nature every day and reconnect to yourself. Remember how much peace you used to get as a child running on the grass barefoot? That’s because being one with the earth automatically reduces stress and helps us get on with life equipped with a positive outlook.

Maybe as you adopt a more natural lifestyle, you’ll find instead of planning for your future, you need to enjoy and revel in your present more, developing a stronger positive outlook every single day as you build your future in real time!

Should you plan for the future?

There’s nothing wrong with planning for a healthier future, that’s why the proverb “the best way to predict the future is to create it” exists, but in an effort to create the perfect future it’s important to not lose sight of enjoying your present.

Remember, often the journey is just as (if not more) important than the end goal.

Reconnect to yourself, stay healthy mentally, physically and emotionally and remember to nurture, enjoy and cherish nature and you may find that your future is already here!

Do you find a natural lifestyle helps you face life challenges better? Tell us in the comments below.

  • I have always eaten healthy but find as I age that exercise is harder to do – I do try but my joints seem to seize up.


  • I am trying to live healthier by eating healthy and exercising every day. I have bad arthritis so it doesn’t always go to plan, but I won’t stop trying


  • I just live with makes me comfortable


  • I try and live a healthy life, I don’t always achieve it one hundred per cent, but I keep trying. I don’t believe in New Years resolutions, I do my best 365 days of the year


  • I totally agree. We are not able to take care of others if not looking after ourselves and nature can do this. It always amazes me how things never seems as bad when outside, particularly at the beach or national park.


  • I love spending time outside. I love long walks and would rather walk than catch public transport where possible (I don’t drive by the way) It’s relaxing to be outdoors and walk.


  • I am spending way too much time indoors of late working, etc. We are moving beachside in a couple of months and I can’t wait to… spend more time outsides, put my feet in the earth, sand, ocean, regularly walk along the beach morning and night. I can see it and feel it… just waiting to get there.


  • At the moment I don’t spend much time outdoors. I’d love to be able to walk my dog because it would be good for both of us. Right now I’m lucky if I can make it to our front gate. Hopefully my problem can be solved then I can take up walking


  • I love being outdoors and gardening provides me with exercise as well.

    • I love the outdoors too and gardening is just so good for so many reasons. It is a good love to share with the family.


  • Good to take care of all facets of your health. Although I love forests and nature I’ve not much time for that, but my garden is nature too and sure love to work in the garden when I’ve some spare minutes


  • I love being outside and going for a little walk or jog. It refreshes me


  • Baby steps is the way to go, and yet we forget that things take time! A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that making a decision makes it all happen right away


  • I’m not particularly into nature, but I do prefer an outside walk to a treadmill at the gym.


  • I find being outside relaxes me and gives me a clear mind.
    I wish work would give you more breaks during the day to help you get out.


  • We love nature and enjoying it is essential for us.


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