When filled with negative thoughts and pessimism, consider being thankful for any positive thing that may have happened, or for any positive attribute of another person. Search for positivity anywhere you can see it, and consciously intend to find the beauty in everything you see. With enough practice, positivity becomes a lifestyle choice.
BUILD TO BE GRASS FED
Cattle are ruminants, with stomachs designed to digest grass. When fed massive amounts of grains (grain-fed beef) they grow faster and bigger, but not healthier. Their cardiovascular systems suffer just as ours do, and their healthy fat levels drop. Factory farmed beef also contains antibiotics and growth hormones. To maximize health, consider organically grown, grass fed beef, or reduce beef consumption altogether.
MOVE AS MUCH AS YOU BREATH
It is common for people whose profession keeps them moving (walking, climbing stairs, or moving throughout the day) to have better cardiovascular health than those who work out strenuously once a day, but remain sedentary the rest of the time. Try to incorporate movement throughout your day to increase cardiovascular health. Be creative with wall push-ups, take the stairs, intentionally park far away, and raise your arms over you head often to increase movements and health.
CAUTION: ADRENAL FATIGUE AHEAD
Overstimulation of the adrenal glands from consuming too much sugar, coffee, tea, soda, and other stimulants combined with a stressful lifestyle may lead to adrenal fatigue. It often takes extended nutritional and herbal therapy to repair the damage. If you find yourself unable to function without stimulants, consider reviewing your diet and lifestyle and correcting the situation before the body forces you to through breakdown and illness.