I recently saw a post doing the rounds on social media which really resonated with me personally. It was in actual fact a screenshot of a whole page from a book, but the gist of it was that the marketing and advertising industry, in collusion with consumer-goods manufacturers, does not have the intention of making us feel good about ourselves as human beings. This applies in terms of our physical appearance as well as mentally and emotionally. If their intentions were to make us feel good about ourselves then we wouldn’t be dependent on them and the products and services they market to get our fix.
If it was their intention to make us feel better, perhaps as a one-time solution that sorts us out for life, we would see more tools with which to improve our lifestyles in circulation, such as vape pens. I suppose that’s a specific example of how one can work towards achieving that fabulous feeling which seems to be so elusive. We’ll get back to vaping in a bit though, because that falls under one of the few ways I’m going to discuss as some lifestyle changes which can make you feel as good as you know you should be feeling.
Get to know your true self
Mother Nature has various cues against which we’re made to fight in our pursuit of the thrills which we’re made to think are what we need to make us happy, satisfy us and complete us. It comes back down to discovering your true self and really getting to know yourself. Guided by natural instincts, the pleasures of this world you’re drawn to are cues from Mother Nature as to what is really good for you, but you have to look beyond what mass media suggests. An ad on television or even on a medium such as YouTube, for instance, might suggest that in order for you to feel great again, you might need to buy a certain health supplement. Mother Nature, on the other hand, might suggest something like getting some sunshine, getting some fresh air and perhaps enjoying some healthy food that tastes great too, like a shiny red apple which you pick straight from its tree…
Adjusting your diet
I suppose by mere mention of choosing healthier food that tastes great too, over synthetic fixes, for a body that’s not firing on all cylinders, I’ve already introduced the need to make some adjustments to your dietary habits as part of pursuing that fabulous feeling. It’s as simple as this – replace as many processed foods as you can with whole foods.
While you’re at it, replace the tobacco smoke and all the other harmful substances contained in a cigarette with something like vape juice, choosing e-cigarettes over traditional ones whose harmful nature needs no introduction.
Making exercise a lifestyle element
If you run a business, for instance, do some of the heavy-lifting work yourself. This is a much easier way to ensure you get your requisite exercise than having to psych yourself up for a session in the gym, as well as the drive there and back.