Many of the ways through which we express our love aren’t immediately obvious and are subsequently not readily appreciated as much as we’d like, if at all. One of those ways through which love is expressed is in taking good care of those people in your life, but that starts with taking care of yourself first because you can never pour from an empty cup.
You also need to lead by example, so that’s one of the ways through which to encourage healthy living we’re going to explore in today’s post.
Be the shining example of the effects of healthy-living
If you look and feel great yourself then it’s that much easier to offer words of encouragement to others whom you want to join you on your journey and have them making the commitment to living healthier. So be the shining example – you don’t have to build big guns, get a six pack of abs or construct calve muscles that can crack a nut.
All you need to do is something like demonstrate how eating healthier perhaps gives you more organic energy which has you foregoing caffeine as an energy booster, or something along those lines.
Get personal with tailored healthy-living plans
As will be the case with your own healthy-living exploits, do not present a one-size-fits-all approach to everybody you want to spread the love to. If anyone really is interested then help them along with a more tailored approach, such as how someone might have goals to lose weight for example, while someone else might want to beef up a bit or have more energy.
Reward positive effort and results
Results should definitely be rewarded, like perhaps a spot in the car which is headed on a road-trip, final destination: beach holiday where everyone can show off their beach bodies! Effort should be rewarded just as much too though, and not just results because encouragement is needed most when no results seem to be forthcoming.
Leave room for ‘cheating’ and indulgence
So long as it doesn’t have you straying too far from the end-goal, which is only the beginning of the maintenance of a healthier lifestyle, provision should be made for a bit of ‘cheating’ and indulgence.
Fast food tastes especially good when the craving hits you out of nowhere, so as long as it doesn’t have long-term effects on your end-goal then every now and again it’s okay.
Reinforce the healthy living habit through everyday life
Whether your loved one whom you’ve made it clear to that you’re going to express your love for them through taking an active interest in their lifestyle choices has fallen off a bit or they’re going along strong, nothing serves to keep them going or get them back on track quite like fruit gift baskets. Sure, they can probably buy those fruits from pretty much anywhere, but they won’t be of the same grade and the way in which a professionally packaged fruit gift basket is presented will make sure they don’t entertain any tendencies to waste your time, money and effort put into getting them that gift!