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The 8 Step Healthy Living Daily Plan

Updated on January 14, 2020
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Christine has a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition and actively believes in living a healthy lifestyle for a happy life.

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Welcome to My Healthy Living Daily Plan

No more feeling down, unfocused and out of condition

It's so easy to get lost in the stresses and busyness of everyday living and forget who you are and where you are going. I for one have come to the stage where I need a daily reminder, so here it is- "The Healthy Living Well Daily Plan" that I share with you as a declaration and reminder. At least when life gets tough, it will help me to keep going and I hope that it will do the same for you. If you look down this lens you will find places where you can share your ideas and thoughts too. Having reached middle age I have learned a few things that work for me and I hope they will work for you too.

We could all contribute and benefit more from life if we had something to help us to stay focused and keep going to give us a better life.


Step 1- Thankfulness

Be Thankful and see the difference it makes!

Even as you awake, think of 5 things to be thankful for in the day ahead, before getting out of bed, and then think of 5 things from the day that has just passed, before you drop off at night.

Step 2- Quietness and Words of Life - To Inspire Healthy Living

Spend some time preparing for your day

..over your morning cuppa. Enjoy the quietness of the morning, without any distractions. It only needs to be as long as it takes to drink your cuppa, so think of it as an investment to enable you to be active, rather than passively going through the day. Consciously breath deeply. Read something to inspire you, such as verses from the Bible (there is an amazing amount of wisdom in Proverbs) or your favourite encouraging quotes. Let go of lies that you know you believe. Love the truth and you will know the power of allowing words of truth to propel you through the day and replace the lies that hold you back. If I am walking or driving off first thing, I like to continue in this mode during the journey, gradually thinking about what lies ahead.

Time to reflect
Time to reflect | Source

Step 3- Plan Exercise Into Your Day

Whether you use aerobics, swimming or plan a walk on a daily basis..

It won't happen unless your mind is set on it, so decide at the beginning of the day that you will do something to exercise your body for your well being and health. I have adopted the mindset that I will only use my car if it isn't possible to walk. Sure it takes time, but it is certainly worth it and saves me money and the environment from pollution. Take advantage and enjoy the countryside where you live. I am fortunate to live on the coast and so really enjoy my walks along by the sea.

Plan exercise that you enjoy, into your day
Plan exercise that you enjoy, into your day | Source

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Step 4- Dare To Dream

Let Other People's Success Stories Inspire You!

Dream big and mix with and learn from people who have attained such dreams.

Step 5- Set Yourself Realistic Goals-

Use a calendar or diary to plan each day, one step at a time and tick them off as you attain each one.

Make a Daily Plan
Make a Daily Plan | Source

Each day I'm getting closer to my goals.

Step 6- Decide To Eat A Healthy Diet Today

Choose the healthiest foods with lots of fresh, unprocessed food

Enjoy the vibrant colours and tastes of good food.

Try something new and invest in a good cookbook to help and inspire you. Remember, if you eat well, you will live well and may not need all those pills. Nothing can replace a healthy diet! Make it easier for yourself by planning a week's menu with a shopping list which you stick to, to avoid the temptation of tucking into unhealthy stuff when you can't be bothered. Have healthy snacks readily available, such as nuts, fruit, oatcakes etc. If cooking is a problem, cook in bulk and freeze extra portions for later.

Eat a healthy diet
Eat a healthy diet | Source

Step 7-People Are Important

We all need one another.

How can I contribute to someone today?

To laugh or cry....What can I give? Who do I need to forgive?
To laugh or cry....What can I give? Who do I need to forgive? | Source

Step 8- Finally At The End Of Each Day

Take a moment to look back for your well being and health

Release any negative emotions in private. Let go of the frustrations and stresses of each day, so that the next day you can begin afresh with a clean sheet. Make a note of anything you need to work on particularly, enlisting help where necessary. Some people find it helpful to play a musical instrument, such as the drums, as a method of releasing their emotions.

Express Yourself Drumming

Drumming is about feeling alive and being creative. It's about letting off steam and having fun. It is also about being focused and gaining more confidence.
Drumming is about feeling alive and being creative. It's about letting off steam and having fun. It is also about being focused and gaining more confidence. | Source

© 2010 Christine Hulme

The Living Well Daily Plan Guest Book - Thank you for your comments

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      Marie Flint 

      10 months ago from Jacksonville, FL USA

      Many valuable, tried-and-true ideas here.

      For me, though, I find that plans don't work too well for me. Oh, it's great writing down a program, but I'm happier if I don't follow it, So, instead, I allow myself to have variety in my day and switch activities around the next.

      I sing instead of play a drum. The air in the lungs and awareness of the diaphragm does wonders.

      Oh, and try walking barefoot--it's great for allowing negativities to sink into the earth and recharging you.

      A very nice, upbeat article. Thank you!

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      Christine Hulme 

      14 months ago from SE Kent, England

      Yes, they all work together towards a good, balanced life. Thanks for stopping by Audrey!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      14 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Gratitude is where a healthy lifestyle begins. These 8 steps are so important to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Magnificent!

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      spookseo 

      6 years ago

      Hello there!

      You got an inspiring lens. I will definitely put all these in mind. I guess I need to do this in order to be happy and healthy. I like the idea that we should spend some time meditating as we prepare for our day. In here, I think I will just practice deep breathing exercise.

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      hajar74 

      7 years ago

      Very nice guide for me. Thanks my friend

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      yourbodytype 

      7 years ago

      Know your body type first then do your plan and know your body type first.

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      Greathaul2013 

      7 years ago

      Playing the drums to release tension...interesting. I like that idea.

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      Sharon Bellissimo 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      A great plan for inspired living!

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      Jogalog 

      7 years ago

      A lovely inspiring lens. We should definitely try to be grateful every day for the blessings we have.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      10 years ago from Colorado

      Loved all the interactive features on your lens. Makes for high participation. Thanks!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      I love that you put gratitude at the top of the list! This is a great and simple daily living plan that would support anyone.

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      semas 

      10 years ago

      Excellent Plan to follow!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Some great suggestions in the daily plan. RocketMoms Healthy Living Group for Session 3 and Beyond

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      Susan Deppner 

      10 years ago from Arkansas USA

      You've included some good suggestions. Prayer and Bible reading, too, help me to find focus amidst the busy-ness that seems to be waiting for me every morning.

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