Toxic is defined as anything that acts as or has the effect of a poison. It is also anything that is capable of causing injury or death. Toxic living is defined as activities, habits, thought patterns, and mindsets that act as poison to our physical and spiritual lives. They cause injury and death to individuals spiritually and physically.
We have become conditioned to think of drugs, excessive alcohol, tobacco, and other high risk behavior as the only things that can destroy our minds and bodies. But toxic living is not limited to these things. For some, it can include gluttony, lack of exercise, unmanaged stress, unmanaged illness, i.e. high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, anger, and diabetes.
Everyday joy, happiness, and peace are stolen from individuals in some form or fashion. And most of the time it is because of a health/wellness related issue. It happens because people are set in their minds what is acceptable and unacceptable by society’s standards. Truthfully, it does not have to be a meth addiction to destroy our lives. It can be a food addiction. It does not have to be uncontrolled gambling that can steal our joy. It can be uncontrolled shopping.
The avenues are not always so obvious. For some, it is done through procrastination, laziness, and lack of motivation. People are not motivated to change their eating habits. People procrastinate about adopting a healthy lifestyle. People do not go to the gym nor do they get proper health checks. For some, lack of health insurance is not the problem. Their problem is lack of desire to live better. Others worry constantly and are always anxious. We go along aimlessly do these things. Failure to acknowledge these poisons is acceptance of a slow death. Truthfully, none of these toxic habits contribute to the abundant life we are entitled to. Lives are being destroyed, joy is being stolen, and hope is being relinquished because people are failing to realize their habits and mindsets are toxic. They are living a high-risk toxic lifestyle and do not even recognize it.
Many are accepting defeat in these areas of health and wellness. They feel there is no point in trying to losing weight, quit smoking, live stress free, or stay in shape. That mindset is the acceptance of a slow but certain death. Why should people want to break free? We are all purposed for something greater than mediocrity. We are purposed to be healthy, whole individuals. We are purposed to be prosperous in all areas of your life. Breaking free from a toxic lifestyle, including the mindsets and habits, is the first step towards living our true divine purpose. When it comes to health and wellness, one has to not only choose wisely but also choose solutions that are effective and will provide enduring results.
The journey to a non-toxic lifestyle begins with identifying and acknowledging the areas of your life that are toxic. Then create a plan of action to bring about change in your life. Commit to changing things and take action. If you need help planning your journey of change, seek out those who can increase your potential for success. Depending on the circumstances, a life coach, personal trainer, and/or nutritionist may be included in the process. These are individuals who are equipped to help individuals get the results they desire in their life. Along with a personal physician, they can help individuals on their journey to live better. The toxic habits take time to become established and it will take time to change them. Take time to treat yourself better. Learn new habits and stay committed to change. Ultimately, our actions are a reflection of how we feel and think about ourselves. When we love ourselves, value who we are, and know our worth then we treat ourselves accordingly. Now is the time to live the life you deserve!
About Author: Certified Christian Life Coach Lisa Peasant obtained her certification as a Life Breakthrough Coach through the LifeBreakthrough Academy and is an active member of the Biblical Coaching Alliance. As a life coach she is passionate about encouraging, uplifting, & empowering clients. She uses Twitter, Facebook, and her Blog to encourage and empower others. Through her work she helps clients overcome things such as, limited thinking, negative mindsets, and toxic relationships. She helps clients discover who they are, assess where they are in life, and cast a vision for the future. Lisa has been purposed to help people bridge the gap between their present and their future. This involves creating strategies and planning their life design when they are ready to see change in their life, further their vision, and walk in their greatness. Visit LisaPeasant.com to connect with Lisa and learn more about her life coaching services. You can also follow Lisa on Twitter, @LisaPeasant