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HEALTH TIPS FOR A GOOD LIFE

Everyone wants to live a good life but not all of us are disciplined enough to stick to health habits that will help us. With our tight schedules, we find it difficult to keep up with these health habits and we end up paying for it when our health is on a low ebb.

Health tips might sound easy to stick with and remember, but the difficult phase is the implementation point. However, when you have been able to keep up for a while, you will discover that it is quite easy. Moreso, do not be discouraged at the absence of the benefits at first, they are usually evident in the mid-term and long-term.  

Below are some health tips you need for a good life:

  • Regular exercise: People find it hard to keep up with remaining fit and this is not good enough. There are lots of benefits which comes with exercising ranging from positively affecting the physical health, mental health and a host of others.

For a good life, it is important to take part in activities that would provide strength to your bones and muscles.

  • Drink water: In addition to this, it is important to drink more of water instead of taking sugary drinks. The fact is, these drinks do little or nothing in making our health better. So, it is best to drink water which is one of the major substances that aids detoxification.
  • Good nutrient plan: For a good nutrient plan, it is vital for you to stick to a good nutrient plan that would ensure a good health. If you do not know how to go about getting a nutrient plan, it is best to see a nutritionist who would put you through.
  • More fruits and vegetables: Instead of taking snacks and junk food, it is more beneficial to take fruits and vegetables because they give nutrients. They also aid in the detoxification process.
  • Sleep properly: Above all, it is important for you to have enough sleep every now and then. For your body and brain to function properly, it is great to rest.

LIVING A PURPOSE-FILLED LIFE

A purpose-filled life is one that has an individual doing what he or she is meant to do on the Earth. For those who are new to the concept of purpose fulfillment, it simply refers to the act and art of using your skills and talents to help those around you. Starting out to fulfil purpose might be a herculean task especially if you are confused on how to go about it.

First off, you need to look within yourself and know what special talent you have. For instance, if you are someone who loves to discuss with people who have problems, and give them solution, then you possibly have the gift of counseling.

This implies that when you go into this field, you will touch lives and turn them around with your soothing words. You will always have the right words to say because it is your gift. One way you can hone this, is to read up and know more about the field of counseling. With that, you are good to go.

Fulfilling purpose commences the moment when you are tired of seeing the wrong things happen around you. What you want is for people to do the right thing and at the right time. You are passionate about creating value and impacting lives in your own little way. All these are more are building blocks of purpose fulfilment.

So, how do you go about this? The major factor you need to consider is ensuring you have a good understanding of what you are set out to do.

You need to undergo remodeling so that you can be the best version of yourself. And this can be achieved by getting a mentor. A mentor is someone who would always keep tabs on you, to make sure you are doing the right thing.

Mentors have lots of experience and they will point out mistakes that you might not even know they existed. Also, it is important to keep getting better in terms of knowledge and value. You cannot give what you don’t have, so it is vital to make growth a conscious effort.

WHY SPONSORS ARE IMPORTANT IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

Sponsorship is a feature which is quintessential in addiction recovery. Some people who have achieved a sober and clean state after addiction, have achieved this with the influence of a sponsor. It has proven to be an effective tool in addiction recovery. Those who are in the stage of early recovery, getting a sponsor for addiction recovery is most times a theme of conversation. They are usually advised by other recovering addicts that they should get themselves a sponsor, and commence working together in the shortest possible time.

In addiction recovery, the addict needs a sponsor who knows a lot about sobriety, the 12 steps and has the capacity to be responsible to the person instead of being responsible for the person. A sponsor plays the role of a close friend alongside being a mentor and a guide.

In other cases, a sponsor is a person in recovery who has already gone through the 12-steps which are mentioned in the 12-step programme.

The basic role of a sponsor, is to aid their sponsee go through the 12-steps of any treatment schedule or plan they are working with. It could be a good ride for both sponsee and sponsor. The sponsee is a person who is very sober, alongside being honest and susceptible just like any other person.

A sponsor can also be a good source of providing addiction recovery information, which would contain their personal experiences, ups and down. They are also in the capacity to give great and beneficial tips on how to live a life which is free from alcohol or drugs.

In addition to this, a sponsor gives encouragement and motivation to a fresh sober person, thereby being a source of support and a listening ear.

Another benefit of having a sponsor, is being a source of accountability to the addict.

Now, there should be a clear disparity between what a sponsor is expected to do in the addiction recovery process, and what he is not meant to do.

Below are some things which the sponsor should not do:

  1. A sponsor is expected not to act as a psychologist or therapist
  2. A sponsor is expected not to take advantage of a sponsee

If any of the above points occur, it is expected that the relationship is dismissed immediately.