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What is holding you back from having a more healthy lifestyle

Life can be hard at times, and there is no denying that fact. We all have our own deck of cards to play. Sometimes we can be blessed with all the right cards, and at other times we need to work our way through to get to the end of the game. Many of us all strive for a healthy and happy life, but for some of us, there are common obstacles that are holding us back. As the new year approaches and the season of change and resolutions being made it’s time to make some changes. With that in mind, here are some of the most common things that are holding people back from obtaining that health and happy balance.    


A General Lack of Motivation

One of the big things that can hold us back from being who we want to be is a lack of motivation. Avoiding things or even just having a can’t be bothered attitude. Sometimes people know exactly what the issue is but yet have no motivation to change or do things differently. I think we can all agree that having the motivation to do something or make a particular change is a big factor for actually achieving success. While you can’t suddenly become motivated, there are things you can do to make a positive impact on your day and life. Making it far easier to become motivated to make the changes you need to make. Visualization and affirmations are a great way to start to feel motivated about the life you want. Reminding yourself each day of the person you want to be or the life you want to live. 


A Bad Diet

The food we eat daily has a huge impact on our health. Fact. Eating copious amounts of junk food daily is not only going to make us feel lethargic and low on energy, but it can also mean us gaining weight. Obesity is a huge problem these days, and that has a strong link to people not eating as well as they should be. Having a balanced diet is the key to ensuring your body has everything it needs to function daily. It doesn't mean you can’t indulge in a treat every now and again. Just make sure you are getting plenty of the important food groups into your diet. Another thing people don’t do enough is drinking water. Hydrating your body can not only help clear your skin, but it can aid in a better quality sleep and lift your spirits and energy levels. Taking better care of yourself could be the key to making those life changes you have been dreaming about. 


Not Addressing Any Issues Head-On

For some of us, we can do every good thing known to man, but if we are indulging in things more than we should be then this can have a negative impact. This might mean smoking or drinking too much, or even substance abuse. Do you think you have a problem with something or have perhaps developed an addiction? Then tackling these issues head-on is the only way to overcome them. It might be physical things like dental issues or eye care, where looking at tns eye repair or taking ownership and seeking professional help could help you to feel happier within yourself. 


A Negative Mindset 

Finally, it goes without saying, but a negative mindset can affect your whole life. Thinking negatively about situations and life just attracts more negative situations to your life. It can be a vicious circle. This is why it’s important to ensure that you try and remain positive in situations. Having a general gratitude for all the things going well in your life. It’s true what they say that you can attract the life you want to lead. Just by thinking positively and believing it can happen. 

Let’s hope this helps you dominate what might be holding you back for leading the life you want to live.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.