how to be a healthy woman - 5 healthy things to do everyday

How to be a Healthy Woman – Five Healthy Things to do Every Day

(Last Updated On: November 11, 2021)

I have been thinking about health in general, and how to be a healthy woman, specifically. Am I a healthy woman? I’d like to think so. People tell me that they admire my outlook, my attitude, my philosophies of day-to-day living. And I feel pretty doggone good every day, so I guess I’m doing one or two things right.

Here are my thoughts on what I believe a healthy woman does on a daily basis; what I do every day. It’s not rocket science, no amazing revelations, you’ve probably heard it all before. But you know what? There is something about putting these things in writing, in list form, that creates a solid reminder for all of us.

You’ll find a free printable of these inspirational thoughts on how to be a healthy woman, and affirmations at the bottom of this post, so be sure to get your copy, print it out and keep it handy.

How to be a Healthy Women – the 5 healthy things to do every day

5 things that a healthy woman puts into practice every day

1 | Wake up with a spirit of gratitude for a new day.

I know that we are not promised tomorrow, and without sounding maudlin about it, I am consciously aware of the possibility that today may be my last on this earth. I hope it is not and I would prefer to live for many more years.

So when I wake up and put on the coffee, the next action I take is to thank the Lord for another day. No matter what situation I’m in the middle of, be it work, personal, family, or friend related, I’m grateful.

Focusing on what I am grateful for keeps everything else in perspective. 

I’m grateful for another new day and the possibilities it holds for me

2 | Affirm that today is a new day with a fresh start from yesterday’s disappointments.

I’m a goal setter, so every day I have a list of things I want to accomplish. It’s always a good list. It even has little boxes next to each ‘to-do’ item so I can feel good about putting that little checkmark next to each completed goal or task.

Of course, you know what inevitably happens…at least a few of my tasks don’t get completed for one reason or another. Well, I know the reason…it’s called Life. I don’t live in a vacuum, and neither do you. Things happen, whether it’s our list of tasks, family, relationship and communication issues, or other schedule-related interruptions.

We can beat ourselves up for ‘failing’, lie awake half the night and re-live the situation (of course in our minds we’d have handled it differently, always spectacularly), and generally feel bad about our failure.

Or, we can let the day and it’s events go, get a good night’s rest, and wake up the next morning ready for a new day. I can tell you from experience…re-hashing events that have already occurred doesn’t change a thing.

I know that today is a new day, and I’m going to look forward to what I will experience and learn. I will not look back, even for a minute

3 | Ensure that time is set aside for her physical/emotional/spiritual well being.

I know what you may be thinking. “Who has time for that??” Our schedules can be so incredibly full that taking time to work out, relax, have a bit of quiet time, pray or meditate seem to be quite out of the question.

We all have days like that. But, sometimes we do it to ourselves. We pack the schedule so full there is not one minute to spare for ourselves.

Be honest. How high on the To-do list are your own needs? Only you can answer that question.

My life is pretty simple compared to some, as I live alone and have the flexibility to schedule most days as I need to. So it shouldn’t be difficult for me to set aside the ‘me’ time that I need. Most days, if I make it a priority, I can make time for my well being with exercise, prayer and even a bit of reflection time worked in.

But even so, I have to work at making myself take the time to do what is right and good for me. And I’m always glad that I did.

I am worth setting aside time for my physical, emotional and spiritual well being

4 | Acknowledge that she is ultimately responsible for her thoughts and actions

I realize that there are times when situations are outside of our control and things happen to us, and to those we love. However, the majority of the time as we live our lives day-to-day, we are ultimately in control of what we think and what we choose to do.

I may think that it would be good for me to spend time with my family. But, if I don’t act on those thoughts, I don’t give them priority in my life, guess what? It’s not going to happen. I can think about and ponder something ’til the cows come home (yes, an old saying that really dates me!), but it is my actions that make it happen. And I am responsible for that.

I learned many years ago to look inward first when things don’t go well, or as planned, or hoped. That doesn’t mean that it is always my shortcoming or fault, but I always start with myself, do some introspection, before looking elsewhere.

I know that I am responsible, every day, for my thoughts and actions, and that they have the power to shape the outcome of my day

5 | Is willing to take the first step in communicating with family and those she loves

It can be so frustrating when a family member, friend, spouse…anyone who holds a special place in your life…is not communicating. Maybe there is a specific reason, and maybe not. It really doesn’t matter.

A healthy person is willing to reach out and open the lines of communication. The response is not guaranteed, and in fact, you might not get a response at all. But you made the effort. And you can sleep well knowing that you tried.

I am willing to reach out and keep the lines of communication open with my family, friends and loved ones

Healthy things to do everyday as a woman over 60

So there you have it. My take on how to be a healthy woman, aging well, and the five healthy things to do every day. I’m sure there are other characteristics and actions that are just as important to our health and well being.

The takeaway for me is that we think about it consciously, assume responsibility for the actions that we control, and let the rest go.

I would love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to comment in the section below.

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39 thoughts on “How to be a Healthy Woman – Five Healthy Things to do Every Day”

  1. I need to work on some of these. Making time to exercise and making phone calls to friends and family. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Hi Candi so well written and I totally agree with all of your five points. Although most of them aren’t difficult, sometimes we just let life dictate the terms instead of us making the running. I love the photo of you and also admire your outlook on life. We have so much in common and I’m so pleased to have connected with you. Have a lovely day!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  3. So important, each one of these. Most days I wake up with the idea to love and help those around me. I walk almost every day. I reach out to my family and some of my friends. I love my husband! I sit at the computer and work on my novel, finding the right words, enjoying the process. I’m a lucky woman.

  4. Such a great list, and it never hurts to be reminded. I totally agree that our thoughts, words and actions are ours to choose, and we need to choose wisely.

  5. That’s a really powerful list – and it’s so important to focus on different areas of our life – not just our physical health – mental, emotional, relational health are also vital too. The last one about reaching out to loved ones is something I’m trying to get right atm – not reaching too often, but not waiting for them to make the first move either.

    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx
    Leanne | Cresting the Hill

  6. I needed to read this today! My to do list is always overflowing. I should think of my own needs as important items, too! I am good about working out, I get up at 5am M-F to do that. But, it seems more like a chore than a fun item!


  7. Yes Candi you nailed it. Start morning with a healthy happy habit, keep lines of communication open, and take responsibility for our thoughts/actions. I hope you keep telling us this until the cows come home.

    1. Candi Randolph

      Yes, I wake up every morning and thank the Lord for the new day and all that I have been blessed with. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jane!

    1. Candi Randolph

      I agree, Jean. Nutrition is always a part of physical wellness, although I also sneak a treat or two at times! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  8. I agree – when I start the day off with a feeling of gratitude, I’m so much more likely to have a successful day! Thank for you these fantastic reminders!

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