Part of overall health and wellbeing has got to be your mental health. When you are happier, you are more likely to be healthier. For many of us in the modern world, lack of freedom can be something that can really weigh us down. When choice is taken from us, and we’re tied into different things or a slave to other things, it doesn’t help our wellbeing or mental health at all. So how can we live life to be more free? When you have more freedom, your stress will be lower, as well as anxiety and blood pressure. So here are some changes that you can make.
Live a Cash-Only Lifestyle
When you are tied into debt of any kind, it means a lack of freedom. You are a slave to the debt until it is paid off. If you want to get up and explore the world, you can’t when you are tied into paying debts. So learn to live within your means and use a cash (or debit card) only life.
Limit Toxic People in Your Life
It is often said of us that we are like the five people that we spend the most time with. So you need to think about those relationships and if they are toxic or not. Obviously, some people can be hard to avoid, like people at work. But you can just talk to them the bare minimum about work. If you are surrounded by toxic people, it can lead you down a long and toxic road. There is no freedom there.
Seek Help When Needed
If you have an addictive personality, then the chances are that there is something in your life that you need to break free from. When you are a slave to something, whether that be alcohol, gambling or tobacco, it doesn’t allow you any freedom. You’re not in control of yourself when you can’t function without a certain thing in your life. So something like alcohol rehab or a gambling rehab program could be a good solution for you. When you’re free of addiction, you are just that; free!
Be Active Every Day
It is so important to keep active and stay as healthy as you can. You can be hindered by your body when you don’t treat it well. So make sure that you do take care of it. Even just getting out and walking every day will help you to be healthier or maintain your weight. You can’t achieve your dreams if you’re always getting ill or injured, can you?
To be really able to enjoy freedom, you need to think about being more brave. You need to eliminate those voices in your head that tell you that you’re not good enough, or you’re not fit enough, or you’re not smart enough. You can do anything that you want to do. You just have to be brave and go for it! That is real freedom when you’re not a slave to anyone; even yourself.