If there’s one thing that has become increasingly popular over the last few years, it’s the focus on taking care of yourself and inculcating good habits. As a former legal secretary, I spent many hours each day behind the desk. As a blogger, I spend just as much time, if not more, behind the screen at my desk. I never gave much thought to my level of activity, thinking I was plenty active with raising three children and running here, there, and everywhere.
As I grew older; however, I started to notice signs that my lifestyle was not as active as it should be. 10,000 steps per day? I was lucky if I managed 5,000 per day. With the pandemic and chaos that ensued, many of us restricted to our homes found solace in unhealthy coping mechanisms to help us deal with our situation; this was probably not the smartest thing to do.
Having an active and healthy lifestyle should always be a priority as it can have a huge impact on several other things in your life. While you may be doing the best you can for yourself, oftentimes our partner or a close friend or neighbor may not be practicing the same. Here’s where you can step in and inspire them to start taking care of themselves.
For example, during your wedding, along with the various incredible wedding cards and gifts you must have gotten for your significant other, you also promised to be there for them and take care of them. Or you must have seen your mother get out of breath easily while doing the simplest things and would have wanted to help her somehow. This can be easily achieved through a little support and understanding.
With the various exercises and recreational activities and products that help with mental wellbeing such as hypnotherapy, there’s a lot you can do to inspire your loved one to lead a more active lifestyle.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of a few quick tips to help inspire a loved one to lead a more active lifestyle. So without further ado, let’s take a look!
1. Suggest Activities To Try Out Together
One of the best ways to inspire someone close to you is to start small and the best way to do this is by being there with them. Whether it is from a family member or a friend, starting by doing something small like going for a walk together, fitness class. or maybe even a swim can be a good idea.
The point here is to find something exciting and fun that both of you will enjoy. During the cooler months, my neighbor and I walk at least a mile every morning. It’s a great time for us to catch up with each other even with our busy schedules! With this fun activity and the support of doing it with someone close to you, they will definitely feel motivated and start being more active.
2. Form A Routine
Now that you have an activity you can join them in doing, helping them stay true to it is the next step. While many of us do start with exercises and activities that help you stay fit, we don’t always continue with it. Here, by making it part of your routine, you can easily ensure that both of you stay motivated and continue.
Whether it is biweekly yoga classes or walks in the park, sticking to what you decide will always help you stay on track and improve your lifestyle. Moreover, the support of having someone close to you by your side will always work out well and help keep things on the right path.
3. Improve Diet By Eating Healthy
Another important tip that could always help with lifestyle changes is eating healthy. While you don’t have to necessarily be forceful or insensitive about it, eating healthy does make a massive difference. It is also helpful to have someone to be accountable to when you are dieting or trying to make a lifestyle change!
Whether it is cooking something nutritional and healthy for them or inviting them over for a meal, there are many ways you could recommend healthy food which they can incorporate in their day-to-day life. This could serve as a small but important step that could prove to be of immense help in the long run.
4. Be Understanding and Recognize the Effort
Since everybody has a different body with different things that work well for them, there’s a chance that something that worked out for you wouldn’t bring the same result for a close friend. For example, if CBD oils and related products helped you deal with insomnia, it may not work the same for a loved one. While they may try hard, it might take time for different people.
The key point here is to be supportive and appreciative of their journey. Taking a step forward towards something is always progress and recognizing someone’s effort in doing so can prove to be very motivational. With this, they can stay inspired knowing that they’re not alone on their journey and continue to work hard to maintain an active lifestyle.
To Sum Up
Any self-improvement journey is a little challenging and being positive and supportive can help anyone progress further easily. With this, keeping your beloved inspired and motivated to adopt healthier habits that contribute to an active lifestyle in the best way possible is essential to help them stay optimistic and happy.
While we’ve suggested only a few of our favorite tips, there are many more options you can explore and look into to help your loved ones improve their lives. The key point here is to be as supportive and appreciative as you can so that they know they can always count on you!