A Practical and Kind Approach to a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle
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4 Essential Pillars to a Healthy Lifestyle
Physically: Better sleep, preventing overexertion
Mentally: Calmness, managing anxiety, feeling peace
Body: Balanced and filling meals as fuel
Mind: Nutrients to feed your mind energy
Exercise: Strength, endurance, flexibility
Productivity: Doing things, work, interests, hobbies
Connection: Love, sense of belonging, preventing loneliness
Joy: Humor, creativity, motivation
Each of these pillars are interconnected with the others, capable of influencing each other in both positive and negative ways
Our strengths can aid our deficiencies: Good rest can give us energy to exercise, while plentiful exercise can lead to better rest. Peace in mind will lead to better sleep, better sleep will lead to peace in mind.
Our deficiencies can harm our strengths: Poor rest can deprive us of the energy to exercise, while lack of exercise can lead to unsatisfactory rest. Increased stress can lead to poor sleep, poor sleep will lead to increased stress.
Because our physical and mental wellbeing impacts how we interpret and act on the experiences we come across in our own life, a healthy lifestyle is key to leading a more rich and exciting lifestyle. By nurturing and taking care of these four pillars of health, we can make ourselves stronger and more resilient in times of distress, and bolder and more enlivened in times of prosperity. In this way, I believe that to pursue greater levels of joy, satisfaction, motivation, and peace in life, individuals must first prioritize their pillars of health, and consistently check in with and maintain all 4 components.
Healthy may look different on everybody, but it feels the same for everyone.
Bringing Together Two Backgrounds
My philosophy is not random, but guided by both Western and traditional Japanese cultural beliefs and values. I hope to share what I’ve experienced, what I’ve learned, and most importantly, what I’ve employed to maintain a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Using the 4 pillars of health as a guide, I hope to share with you the fundamental principles behind wellness, and how anyone can achieve a sustainable, comfortable, and healthy lifestyle. Whether that be through sharing easy and healthy recipes, practical exercise habits, or insight on psychological changes on how we should think about our own health, my hope is that you will find something of value here that will help you on your journey toward a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.