If you have been struggling with your health, and small changes you have been making aren’t working, it might be time for a complete health reset. This is when you change more than one thing at a time to develop all new healthy habits. Using a journal is a great way to set health goals and stick to them.
In the workshops I teach in my community, we talk about tracking our food intake one day during the week and one weekend day. In most cases what we eat during the week tends to be different than on the weekend. I know this is true for our family as I cook most weekdays but prefer to not on the weekends.
But if you are just trying to find a new your healthy way of being there are a few things a journal can do for you.
Document Your Detox Process
A full detox does not mean doing one of those juice or tea detoxes, but cleansing your body from the inside out with healthier choices. A detox might include switching to a clean and organic diet, removing foods you have an intolerance to, reducing caffeine and alcohol, or even detoxing your mind to reduce stress and anxiety.
Come up with a detox plan, then document it in your journal. This allows you to create goals, tasks related to the detoxing, and checking in for updates.
Develop a Healthier Mindset
Having a health reset isn’t just about your physical health, but mental health as well. You can reduce stress and anxiety, and feel better overall when you have a better mindset. You want a healthy mindset that is just as balanced as your physical health. This means finding activities that will relax you and give you time to self-reflect and get rid of all your negative feelings, such as with a journal. You can journal daily to dispel all the negativity and worries, and find a more positive mindset moving forward.
Focus on Better Nutrition
For a complete health reset, you might want to change your diet. You are what you eat, after all. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, your diet can have a very large impact on your overall health and wellness. However, switching to a healthy diet isn’t always easy, so using a journal can be a great tool. Use it to plan out your meals, have grocery lists, and keep a food diary so you know what you are eating. This is excellent motivation for continuing to improve your diet in the future.
Record Your Fitness and Activity
The last aspect of a complete health reset is with your activity level. Everyone should be active on a regular basis, especially with some cardiovascular exercises. This helps with your heart health, lowering cholesterol, and improving your energy and focus. Try to commit to at least 3 days a week of physical activity. Once again, keep track of it in your journal, and write down any new fitness routines you want to try out.