Holistic Living | OneLife

Holistic Living

Living life holistically is about caring for the health of your whole being - body, mind, heart and soul. By paying equal attention to each of these parts of your life and nurturing them as much as you can, you can create a true sense of balance in your life, as well as creating optimal health and happiness.

Sometimes we can focus on a specific area and neglect some of the others. University students might be focusing on their mind, while their body and soul might suffer. So how can we bring it all together and create the ideal balance?

Nourish your MIND

Stress less

Nourish your mind by alleviating stress, take time to relax and practice mindfulness, do something creative each day, spend time with ones you cherish, be in a job environment that uses your talents and strengths, and practice wise money management.

Positive self- talk

We can either be masters or victims of our self-talk. We are where we are and who we are because of the thoughts that dominate our minds. If you believe and often make statements like “That’s impossible” or “I can’t” then that will be the result. Next time you catch yourself saying “I can’t”, turn around and challenge your own claim by asking yourself “Why can’t I?

Fill your HEART

Practice Gratitude

Count your blessings or thank your lucky stars every single day. When you wake up in the morning take a few moments to think of all of things you are grateful for, think of the people you love and the people that love you. A heart that is full of gratitude has no room for want. What are your blessings?

Love is all you need

Love deeply without expecting anything in return. Love and treat others in a way that you would want to be loved and treated. One of the best ways to show love is by giving people your time, by listening, and having an open heart and allow others to do the same for you. Remember that self-love is equally important.

Soothe your SOUL

Meditation

Meditation is essentially the practice of mindfulness and will help you become aware of your thoughts, gain clarity, inner peace and stillness. Meditation has been proven to alter consciousness and in turn our cellular composition. By embracing meditation and undergoing guided visualisations you can start creating and manifesting your dreams and experiencing a greater sense of peace.

Self-Awareness

Being self-aware is the process of becoming aware of our habits, patterns, thoughts, feelings, words, actions, attitudes, limiting beliefs, doubts and fears to attain “witness consciousness”. When we start observing how all of this rules our lives, personalities, behaviours and actually creates our reality, we can call forth change by letting go of anything that no longer serves us to reach our full potential.

Love your BODY

Spice it up

It's easy to get in a rut with healthy eating and this might be when we get tired of making healthy eating choices. Even if you're loading lots of delicious fruits and veggies, sometimes you can feel a little unsatisfied. Add some new flavours to your everyday eating by experimenting with plenty of spices, fresh herbs, and lemons. It's amazing what a little dash of spice, sprinkle of herbs, pinch of lemon zest, or squirt of lime juice can do to create excitement on your plate.

Move more

The more you move the better your body will feel. Exercise boosts your heart health, builds muscle and bone strength, boosts immunity, creates endorphins (happy hormones). Aim to move a little each and every day. Take a brisk walk, have a dance while doing the house work. If you're busy, try short bursts of activity throughout the day, like taking the stairs or parking a little further away from your destination.