The Most Important Factor in Being Well
February is National Cancer Prevention Month.
I love the term prevention. To me, prevention is about honoring the body and prioritizing healthy choices. It is a positive term. It conveys trust in the body’s ability to heal and thrive.
When we think of prevention in these terms, we remove any fear or negativity from the equation and stay focused on the positive.
Last year my company was awarded a grant through the Livestrong Foundation’s Big C Competition which “is a one-of-a-kind competition to generate innovations that improve the daily quality of life for the 32.5 million people around the world living with cancer now.”
You can check out my winning entry here.
I’m sure you already know that healthy choices such as avoiding stress, eating whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals, drinking plenty of clean water (at least 64 oz/day), exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep all serve to keep your body in tip-top shape and avoid illness.
But did you know the one thing many of us holistic types agree is the most important factor in staying well? Loving yourself.
And that is where practicing gratitude comes in.
Keeping a daily gratitude practice helps you stay focused on the positive. And when done effectively, your practice helps you stay connected to yourself and to appreciate yourself in ways you haven’t before.
As you begin to appreciate all the good things in your life, you get clearer about what matters to you most. You – often unconsciously – begin making choices that support your best interest.
Choices that support your happiness, your health and ultimately your bliss.
The result? You end up loving yourself more. You take better care of yourself and you become kinder to yourself.
What I love most about this practice is that it only takes a few minutes a day!
So in honor of Cancer Prevention Month, please write down three things you LOVE about yourself – either in your journal or in the comments below.
Be well and thanks for reading!
Please share three things you LOVE about yourself below! Don’t hold back, you are absolutely wonderful so let it shine!