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Beyond Nutrition: How Your “Diet” Shapes Your Well-Being on a Deeper Level

Will Armstrong *

Armstrong Public Relations *


When we think of the word "diet," we often think of the food we eat. We focus on proper nutrition, counting calories, or tracking macros. But, what we don't often consider is that our diet isn't just about what we consume on our plate, but it's also about what we consume all day, every day. From the books we read, the movies we watch, the influencers we follow on social media, and the people we spend our time with, our "diet" can impact our overall well-being immensely.

The things we consume daily can affect our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Reading books and articles about self-improvement, for example, can be transformative for our mindset. They can provide a brand new perspective on life, inspire us to take on new challenges and empower us to believe in ourselves. By contrast, reading negative content, focusing on gossip, or watching the news can fill us with anxiety or negativity, and even affect our worldview.


Social media influencers and the people we spend time with can also play a powerful role in shaping our "diet." If we surround ourselves with toxic people who judge and criticize us constantly, we will naturally internalize and start to believe these negative messages about ourselves. On the other hand, if we follow and spend time with uplifting, positive, and encouraging individuals, we can feel inspired and motivated to become better versions of ourselves.


Our diet also includes our thoughts and beliefs. The words we speak to and about ourselves can influence our self-esteem, which ultimately affects our emotional and spiritual health. For instance, if we constantly tell ourselves we're not good enough or that we can't accomplish our goals, we create a self-fulfilling prophecy of negativity. Conversely, we can cultivate a more confident and empowering mindset if we have self-belief and speak positively about ourselves.


Our diet is not just about what we eat, it's about what we consume all day every day that makes a difference in our lives. By paying attention to the books we read, the media we watch, the people we follow, and the words we speak to ourselves, we can change our life for the better. We need to be intentional with our time and choose to consume things that positively impact our overall well-being. The great thing is that we have complete control over this aspect of our life, so let's use it to our advantage and make the necessary adjustments in our diet that will lead to a happier life.

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