The Benefits Of A LIFESTYLE
LIFESTYLE is a term which has been in use since the 1970s. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word was first used in that year. The meaning of the term has been described by American psychiatrist Carl Jung in his book, Man and His Symbols. Other synonyms for LIFESTYLE are Childhood Ideal, Jewelry, Grandparents’ Child, and the Universal Mother.
The term LIFESTYLE was derived from the term of psychological theory known as the Phenomenological Approach, by American psychiatrist and psychologist William James. According to this view, the human personality is determined genetically and permanently at birth. Hence, through many years of experience, we learn how to live according to our genetic makeup and simultaneously make healthy lifestyle changes to suit changing times and environments.
As adults, most of us have formed the LIFESTYLE habit, including all the healthy habits that we have learned along the way. There are a few things that are unique to humans, and perhaps the most important is the LIFESTYLE habit. We have all had LIFESTYLE experiences, whether we realize it or not. It is our innate nature to do things like: sing, eat, sleep, laugh, cry, dance, swim, and so on. These are the things that make up our bodies and our lifestyles.
To make healthy lifestyle changes, we must change the LIFESTYLE habit to something more interesting, different, and permanent. LIFESTYLE needs to become the habit of WANTing to be healthy. When we say LIFESTYLE, we imply that this is something we will like to do each day. This is not necessarily so. What we want may be different, but the idea that this habit needs to be somehow “done” is central.
For example, one of my favorite motivational speakers, Rob Nevins, talks about how “LIFESTYLE IS A Lifestyle”, and not just a one day habit. He says that most people are looking for a one-size-fits-all lifestyle. They want to know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. This is not what LIFESTYLE IS. It is the knowledge of knowing and doing what works, doing it consistently, and then doing it again the next day, week, month, year, and beyond. Just by doing it consistently, one can live a truly healthy lifestyle.
Most LIFESTYLE lifestyles do not last very long because people soon get bored. They need a different activity, one that challenges them mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and helps them grow spiritually and/or mentally. One of the best LIFESTYLE inspires is the life of Purpose – discover who you really are, and live your life purpose. Once you have discovered your life’s purpose, living a healthy lifestyle can be easy and enjoyable.