Between the balancing act of work, school and family activities, staying healthy sometimes feels like a challenge, but you can lead a wholesome lifestyle without the battle. Making small insightful choices daily can lead to good health, without the fight.
make the Most of Your Busy Day
In the middle of a busy week, there's not always time to knock out every item on your to-do list. Instead of scrambling to answer emails during dinner or giving up your afternoon workout to run errands, try these simple steps to manage your day more efficiently.
Cook an extra serving of a healthy dinner to eat for lunch the
next day. This way, you won't opt for unhealthy fast-food.
Tackle Meals with Confidence
Don't let the challenge of preparing a meal take the joy out of sharing food and conversation with your loved-ones. Try these tips to make meal time easier, so you'll spend less time at the stove and more time at the table.
Build a Meal Plan
It's easy to build a cost-efficient meal plan that includes family favorites. While the task may seem daunting at first, a meal plan keeps you prepared so you won't worry about dinnertime.
Prepare a double portion of a healthy meal and freeze your leftovers for a meal later in the week.
Make school lunches before bed and tuck them in the fridge overnight to grab and go during busy mornings.
Instead of buying sugary snacks, slice up fruits and vegetables and store them in individual containers for a healthy option, fast. For more flavor, include a dipping sauce like reduced fat ranch or almond-butter.
Don't Forget to Decompress!
Your mental health plays a key role in everything — from daily achievements to relationships with loved ones. Taking time to relax and de-stress at home allows you to enjoy every aspect of your life.
Simplifying your living space is a simple way to reduce stress.1 Cutting down on clutter in your kitchen or bedroom will help you find things easier and accomplish more, faster.
Tackle one space at a time. Clear the clutter from an over-filled closet one section at a time. Keep it simple and sort items into three categories: things you want to keep, things you want to throw away and things you want to donate.
Turn off the tube. De-clutter your thoughts while you work by reducing external noise. Turn off the T.V. or radio. If you work better with music, opt for low-volume soothing tunes.
A Healthy Tip
Plan TIME to socialize while getting things done
Instead of trying to squeeze quick coffee dates between appointments, take a friend along for errands like shopping for clothes or hitting the gym. This gives you time to satisfy your social needs while still knocking things off of your to-do list.