Healthy living is not just about eating right and exercising. Healthy living is a state of mind. It is stress reduction, positive thought, optimism for the future, acceptance of the past, and being able to live in the present moment. (Mindful Existence)
It is being proud of who you are and the choices you make every day. Healthy living is the art of living well.
Living well has little to do with material things and a lot to do with what makes you happy, what invigorates you, and what propels you to be the best person you can be.
By adding the components of a healthy lifestyle: eating right, exercising, and mindful existence (as just described) one can achieve what I call "Living Well." Once this state of being becomes habit or second nature then we can move on to what I call "Living on Purpose."
Living on purpose is ascertaining what it is within you that you have to offer the world: your true desires, things that you do better than anyone else, a special talent that you have...something that, when you do it, you seem to lose all track of time.
Everyone has a unique gift/talent that they can hone into a career path. Just imagine...if you could do anything you want and make a living from it...what would that thing be? Living on purpose is just that. By making choices, decisions, and plans that encourage the implementation of your true calling in life, you are essentially living on purpose.
I say living on purpose verses living with purpose...because living with purpose is a state of mind... living on purpose is a state of action, evident by your choices of what you and what you don't do.
Allow yourself some time to incorporate that calling into your daily life. Even just taking baby steps to transition yourself into that dream career is great...a little here, a little there...on the side...until, one day you realize you are just doing it! Go for it, even a hour or two a week to do what you love is a great place to start. (If you are already doing what you love...kudos to you, baby!)
Once you allow yourself to:
(1) Live Well, by having a healthy lifestyle and a healthy state of mind. (2) Live on Purpose, by choosing to follow a career path that enlivens/invigorates you, and focuses on your unique talents... (3) THEN, you are able to move onto the final part of my motto or slogan: Live Your Dreams!
It is within the ability to be the best person you can be (mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually) that you are awarded the outcome of living your dreams. Seriously, think about the progression: Get a handle on the physical and mental parts of your being, follow a career path that is your "purpose" or true calling in life, and then you will find yourself "living your dreams."
So, when you occasionally see my slogan throughout my blog and at the bottom of posts...it is just to remind everyone (myself included) that once we decide to make ourselves a priority...the rewards of life are there for the taking.
So, let us all..."Live Well. Live on Purpose. Live Your Dreams." The world is your oyster! - May we all find a pearl...