The 6 best Habits for a Healthy Life

Ryan Spence

1. Meditation: It helps with Reducing Anxiety, Better Communication, Lowers Stress Levels, Improves sleep Improves mindfulness and overall quality of life just to name a FEW!

2. Counseling: I recommend this to just about everyone--ESPECIALLY if you live alone or you like to have an unbiased opinion about what’s going on in your life! I used to feel there is a negative stigma that “You only go to a counselor if you are REALLY struggling” but I’ve found that most people can benefit from having them to talk to. Our society, life in general, relationships, love, work...ALL these things can be pretty challenging. ALSO, we are VERY complicated beings with emotions that many of us DO not express or understand as much as we could.

3. Life Coaching: FULL disclosure! I am a coach and this is my website to offer coaching services--BUT I really DO feel like this has helped me a TON in my life and I’ve encouraged many people to seek coaches other than myself!

How does Life coaching differ from Counseling?:

LIFE COACHES: Can do many of those same things + help you be more proactive about what you want to change in life. A coach will EMPOWER YOU to find your barriers to your goals and break through those without reliance on others!

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE- I’ve met with 3 different coaches over the last 5+ yrs for various lengths of time depending on my current life stage.

4. Prioritizing Sleep: Sleep is EASILY one of the most important activities we do. It regulates mood, your brain function, your metabolism and SO many other things--YET, most people do not prioritize sleep. I totally get why-- our society has a negative stigma around “going to bed on time” and I’ve get teased and pressured by friends to stay up later--some of those friends I actually stopped talking to because it was a little toxic. It also does not sound fun to “go to bed” as opposed to “going out with friends, or staying up late to play games.”

5. Eating right/Cooking: Much like sleep, eating right and cooking can be a challenge to prioritize in your daily life. There are so many temptations to get fast food, go out to eat with friends or just “not have time to cook.” Just like sleep, it is something you really have to prioritize in your life. The benefits of eating right are MONUMENTAL for your health and your brain’s function. It’s not just weight loss but eating well just helps your body work more efficiently. You wouldn’t expect to pour corn syrup in your car and have it run efficiently, right!?

6. Regular Exercise: You KNEW this one was coming, right!? Our bodies were not meant to be sitting in chairs/couches for 8+ hrs a day. They were built to be spent all day foraging for food. I am NOT suggesting you find some Buffalo to hunt--unless you’re into that, WHICH IS cool! Exercise improves our mood, helps us sleep better, builds confidence, helps prevent diseases among a plethora of other benefits-- Maybe the more motivating one is, we ALL really want to look good naked, right?!

BONUS habit: YouTube Advice: YES, REALLY, YOUTUBE!: The main reason why I wanted to start MY YouTube channel is because of all the really great wisdom and advice I’ve found from it!! 2019 especially was a tough year for me and the content creators I found have propelled me to make 2020 my best year yet personally!

There are other habits I have that I considered putting on this list BUT I wanted to try to keep THIS brief! I love you guys and stay healthy!