Simple Living Series Part 2: My Body

Simple Living Series Part 2: My Body

This post is Part 2 of 6 of Simple Living Series. Learn more about the series here.

It took a long time for me to appreciate the uniqueness of my body. From where I grew up, I didn't look like the kids on our street or like the classmates on my school. I felt there was something always "too much" with me. I was uncomfortable with my skin, my nose, my shoulders and my hair. I felt too different. I just wanted to blend with the class, but my plans on doing just that had always failed.

Later on, when I got older, I learned to fully embrace how my body looks and feels. I can now appreciate my own kind of beauty. 

I had always been fascinated by the concept of self-care and I am still continually finding and doing ways to take care of my body the best that I can. Here are some practices that I know could nourish our bodies in the best possible way:

MY BEST BODY PRACTICES LIST

  • regularly get enough good sleep

  • have a balanced and varied workout routine that I enjoy & keeps me fit

  • actively manage any current health issues

  • use natural beauty products / avoid chemicals on cosmetics

  • maintain a positive body image on self and others, say no to media ideal image

  • learn how to properly care for my unique hair type

  • daily oral care including tongue cleaning, see a dentist every 6 months

  • maintain a healthy cholesterol count, blood pressure and blood sugar count

  • incorporate active movement in daily lifestyle

  • have a regular physical exam/overall check up

  • get regular eye exam and check if glasses/lenses used are still appropriate for eyes

  • keep weight in ideal range

  • practice skin dry brushing for extra circulation benefits before bath

  • walk confidently & maintain a good posture

  • keep an exercise journal to know if fitness goals are met

  • practice breathing breaks

  • perform bone stretching exercises daily

  • be aware of the body’s signals when exercising

  • surround myself with natural, pleasant aromas

  • act more energetic, claim to have a lot of energy especially at the beginning of the day

  • get therapeutic care like sauna, steam baths or massages once in a while

Part 3: My Nutrition