π‘―π’†π’‚π’π’•π’‰π’š π‘―π’π’π’Šπ’…π’‚π’šπ’”

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1. 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 π’ˆπ’π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 π’‘π’‚π’“π’•π’š 𝒐𝒓 π’‡π’‚π’Žπ’Šπ’π’š π’ˆπ’‚π’•π’‰π’†π’“π’Šπ’π’ˆ, π’ƒπ’“π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒂 π’‰π’†π’‚π’π’•π’‰π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’‡π’†π’”π’•π’Šπ’—π’† π’…π’Šπ’”π’‰ 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆! π‘½π’†π’ˆπ’ˆπ’Šπ’† 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔,Β  𝒔𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒔, 𝒐𝒓 π’‰π’†π’‚π’π’•π’‰π’š π’‰π’π’Žπ’†π’Žπ’‚π’…π’† π’”π’π’‚π’„π’Œπ’” 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’ˆπ’“π’†π’‚π’• π’π’‘π’•π’Šπ’π’π’”. π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒏𝒐𝒕 π’π’π’π’š 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 π’šπ’π’– 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’ˆπ’–π’†π’”π’•π’” 𝒕𝒐𝒐!

 

2. 𝑡𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆 π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰π’π’–π’• 𝒂 π’‰π’†π’‚π’π’•π’‰π’š π’”π’π’‚π’„π’Œ π’…π’–π’“π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‰π’π’π’Šπ’…π’‚π’šπ’”. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 π’†π’‚π’”π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’ˆπ’†π’• π’„π’‚π’–π’ˆπ’‰π’• 𝒖𝒑 π’Šπ’ π’‰π’π’π’Šπ’…π’‚π’š π’”π’‰π’π’‘π’‘π’Šπ’π’ˆ, 𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’†π’Šπ’•π’‰π’†π’“ π’‡π’π’“π’ˆπ’†π’• 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒂𝒕, 𝒐𝒓 π’ˆπ’†π’• π’”π’•π’–π’„π’Œ π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ π’–π’π’‰π’†π’‚π’π’•π’‰π’š π’π’‘π’•π’Šπ’π’π’” (π’π’Šπ’Œπ’† 𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅). π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’‚π’š, π’šπ’π’– π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒃𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 π’π’Šπ’Œπ’†π’π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’ˆπ’Šπ’—π’† π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’•π’†π’Žπ’‘π’•π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’π’”. π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’π’ˆπ’” 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒔 π’‰π’π’Žπ’†π’Žπ’‚π’…π’† π’†π’π’†π’“π’ˆπ’š 𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒔, 𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆 π’‘π’“π’π’•π’†π’Šπ’ 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔, π’‡π’“π’–π’Šπ’•π’”, 𝒏𝒖𝒕𝒔, 𝒐𝒓 π’—π’†π’ˆπ’ˆπ’Šπ’†π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’‰π’–π’Žπ’Žπ’–π’” 𝒄𝒂𝒏 π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’ˆπ’“π’†π’‚π’•, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’‡π’Šπ’π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ, π’”π’π’‚π’„π’Œπ’” 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 π’Œπ’†π’†π’‘ π’šπ’π’– 𝒇𝒖𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’‚π’š.Β 

 

3. 𝑢𝒏 π‘ͺπ’‰π’“π’Šπ’”π’•π’Žπ’‚π’” 𝑬𝒗𝒆, π‘ͺπ’‰π’“π’Šπ’”π’•π’Žπ’‚π’” π‘«π’‚π’š, π‘―π’‚π’π’–π’Œπ’Œπ’‚π’‰, 𝒆𝒕𝒄… π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆 π’šπ’π’– 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒂 π’π’–π’•π’“π’Šπ’•π’Šπ’π’–π’” π’ƒπ’“π’†π’‚π’Œπ’‡π’‚π’”π’• 𝒐𝒇 π’‘π’“π’π’•π’†π’Šπ’, π’‰π’†π’‚π’π’•π’‰π’š 𝒇𝒂𝒕𝒔, π’˜π’‰π’π’π’† π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’Šπ’π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Žπ’‚π’šπ’ƒπ’† π’”π’π’Žπ’† 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉 π’‡π’“π’–π’Šπ’•. π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’Šπ’π’ π’Œπ’†π’†π’‘ π’šπ’π’– π’”π’‚π’•π’Šπ’”π’‡π’Šπ’†π’… 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’šπ’π’– π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒃𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 π’π’Šπ’Œπ’†π’π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’›π’† π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’˜π’‚π’š π’•π’‰π’“π’π’–π’ˆπ’‰ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’‚π’š!Β 

 

4. π‘¨π’π’˜π’‚π’šπ’” 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’‚π’Šπ’ π’Žπ’†π’‚π’ 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 π’…π’Šπ’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’π’•π’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’˜π’†π’†π’•π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒔. 𝑰𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒆 𝒂 π’π’‚π’“π’ˆπ’† π’ˆπ’π’‚π’”π’” 𝒐𝒇 π’˜π’‚π’•π’†π’“ π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’Žπ’†π’‚π’ 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 π’šπ’π’– 𝒆𝒂𝒕 π’”π’Žπ’‚π’π’π’†π’“ π’‘π’π’“π’•π’Šπ’π’π’” 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’ˆπ’π’π’…π’Šπ’†π’” 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’†π’‚π’.Β 
6. 𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 π’ˆπ’“π’π’–π’‘ 𝒐𝒓 π’ƒπ’–π’…π’…π’š. 𝑾𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔 π’Šπ’ 𝒐𝒖𝒓 π’π’Šπ’‡π’† π’˜π’‰π’†π’ π’˜π’† 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒕 π’ˆπ’π’‚π’π’” 𝒕𝒐 π’‚π’„π’„π’π’Žπ’‘π’π’Šπ’”π’‰ 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒅 π’ƒπ’π’π’„π’Œπ’” π’ˆπ’†π’• π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’‚π’š. π‘²π’π’π’˜π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’šπ’π’– 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’ƒπ’†π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’ˆπ’π’‚π’π’” π’Šπ’” 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑𝒇𝒖𝒍 π’Šπ’ π’”π’•π’Šπ’„π’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ π’šπ’π’–π’“ 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏.Β 

 
7. π‘¬π’™π’†π’“π’„π’Šπ’”π’†. 𝑭𝒐𝒓 π’…π’‚π’šπ’” π’šπ’π’– 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 π’˜π’‚π’π’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’‚π’π’ π’”π’‰π’π’‘π’‘π’Šπ’π’ˆ, π’ˆπ’†π’• 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’•π’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒂 π’˜π’‚π’π’Œ. π‘΄π’‚π’Œπ’† π’Šπ’• 𝒂 π’‡π’‚π’Žπ’Šπ’π’š 𝒇𝒖𝒏 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 π’•π’π’ˆπ’†π’•π’‰π’†π’“. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒂 π’ˆπ’“π’†π’‚π’• π’˜π’‚π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’–π’π’‘π’π’–π’ˆ π’‡π’“π’π’Ž π’•π’†π’„π’‰π’π’π’π’π’ˆπ’š π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Šπ’• π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 π’šπ’π’– 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒂 π’‰π’π’π’Šπ’…π’‚π’š π’„π’‚π’π’π’“π’Šπ’†π’”!

8. π‘»π’“π’š 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒐 π’Œπ’†π’†π’‘ 𝒕𝒐𝒐 π’Žπ’‚π’π’š π’‰π’π’π’Šπ’…π’‚π’š 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆. 𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒆 π’Šπ’• 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’—π’Šπ’”π’Šπ’•π’” 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Šπ’ π’šπ’π’–π’“ 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒔. π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’Šπ’π’ π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 π’Žπ’π’“π’† π’”π’‘π’†π’„π’Šπ’‚π’ 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 π’„π’π’π’—π’†π’π’Šπ’†π’π’• 𝒕𝒐 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 π’“π’‚π’π’…π’π’Žπ’π’š π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’ƒ.

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7 Tips For Healthy Habits

𝑨 π’ˆπ’Šπ’‡π’• 𝒐𝒇 π’Œπ’π’π’˜π’π’†π’…π’ˆπ’† 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’šπ’π’–

𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’π’Šπ’‡π’†π’”π’•π’šπ’π’† 𝒐𝒇 #𝑨𝒓𝒃𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆30

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Greens Wellness Shot

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“𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’•π’–π’…π’š π’˜π’†π’“π’† π’‘π’–π’ƒπ’π’Šπ’”π’‰π’†π’… π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’†π’…π’Šπ’„π’‚π’ 𝒋𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒐𝒇 π‘¨π’Žπ’†π’“π’Šπ’„π’‚π’ π‘¨π’„π’‚π’…π’†π’Žπ’š 𝒐𝒇 π‘΅π’†π’–π’“π’π’π’π’ˆπ’š. 𝑰𝒕 π’…π’Šπ’”π’„π’π’—π’†π’“π’†π’… 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’†π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒐𝒏𝒆 π’”π’†π’“π’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒐𝒇 π’π’†π’‚π’‡π’š π’ˆπ’“π’†π’†π’ π’—π’†π’ˆπ’†π’•π’‚π’ƒπ’π’†π’” 𝒂 π’…π’‚π’š 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 π’Šπ’ π’‘π’“π’†π’”π’†π’“π’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏’𝒔 π’Žπ’†π’Žπ’π’“π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’π’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’”π’Œπ’Šπ’π’π’”.”

𝑰𝒇 π’šπ’π’– 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒆 π’”π’†π’“π’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ, π’•π’‰π’Šπ’π’Œ 𝒐𝒇 π’‰π’π’˜ π’Žπ’π’“π’† 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂 π’…π’‚π’š 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’Žπ’Šπ’π’… 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉.

𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 π’”π’π’π’–π’•π’Šπ’π’ 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’Žπ’Šπ’π’… 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉 ❀ 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’”π’π’Žπ’† 𝒐𝒇 π’Žπ’š π’‡π’‚π’—π’π’“π’Šπ’•π’† 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 π’•π’‚π’π’Œ 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕!! 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 π’Žπ’Šπ’™ π’•π’π’ˆπ’†π’•π’‰π’†π’“ 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒕 𝒂 π’…π’‚π’š 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’Žπ’Šπ’π’… 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’ƒπ’π’…π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’˜π’‚π’“π’… 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’π’π’“π’Žπ’‚π’ π’‚π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑩𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒕’𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆 π’Šπ’•, 𝒏𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒖𝒔 𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒔 π’‘π’†π’“π’‡π’†π’„π’•π’π’š 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’•π’Šπ’Žπ’† 𝒐𝒓 π’“π’†π’Žπ’†π’Žπ’ƒπ’†π’“π’” 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒓 π’Žπ’Šπ’π’…π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’ƒπ’π’…π’š π’π’Šπ’Œπ’† π’˜π’† π’Œπ’π’π’˜ π’˜π’†’𝒓𝒆 π’ˆπ’π’π’π’‚ π’‚π’ˆπ’†.

𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒅? π‘ͺ𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒕 π’Žπ’†π’‚π’π’… π’˜π’†’𝒍𝒍 π’•π’‚π’π’Œ!

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𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒅 π’Žπ’π’“π’† 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 π’Žπ’Šπ’π’… 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’ˆπ’“π’†π’†π’π’” 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆:
𝒉𝒕𝒕𝒑𝒔://π’˜π’˜π’˜.π’‚π’ˆπ’“π’Šπ’„π’–π’π’•π’–π’“π’†.π’„π’π’Ž.𝒑𝒉/2019/01/09/π’†π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ-π’Žπ’π’“π’†-π’π’†π’‚π’‡π’š-π’ˆπ’“π’†π’†π’π’”-𝒄𝒂𝒏-π’”π’π’π’˜-π’ƒπ’“π’‚π’Šπ’-π’‚π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’ˆ-π’ƒπ’š-11-π’šπ’†π’‚π’“π’”/

Ugly

Ted-Talk: Why thinking you’re ugly is bad for you

About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, β€œAm I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidenceβ€”from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.

Love yourself first, as you are RIGHT NOW. That’s where you need to start.

being healthy AND productive

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Me & My Big Ideas 18 Month BIG Happy Planner

Schedule Your Day

When I first started working from home I was so scattered I really didn’t have a plan and things just never got done, it was like a loop of best laid plans. And I’d find I would be trying to squeeze in workouts and outdoor activities and I still wan’t getting anything accomplished.

Then I found myself never having an off time or an off day. I would get up and work through the day into too late a dinner and then back at it. One of the biggest mental and physical shifts I needed to make in working from home was to make sure to make time for everything else. AND to Β schedule what I needed to accomplish for the day in my work life and off time. There needed to be a healthy balance.

I love what I do now and it’s so easy to get involved all day and evening talking with people and immersing myself in my work day but I also love my workouts, my off time with my hubby and friends and getting outside a whole lot!

It’s critical to create structure to myΒ day; even a loose outline can help with stayingΒ on track and prioritize work. First and foremost, I’m learning toΒ set clear start and finish times for theΒ workday.I’m still workingΒ a few times in the day and evening but I’m learning that even when I divide my time doing some day hours and some evening time, I need a clear defined, shut it down time. Working from home may have different and assorted hours than a normal 9 to 5, but it still needs to have its own set but flexible schedule or your lose sight of the rest of your life.

So make sure you set a time for eating, breaks, phone calls, etc… Set blocks of time to accomplish tasks.

I get sluggish in the afternoon, always have no matter how I adjust my nutrition. So afternoon I need to be up and moving. Β So not a good time to be sitting working. So afternoons I do very little pc/phone time. Schedule your day according to your own ebb and flow of energy. After all you’re the boss and can tweak it how you want it!

And at the end of your workday, shut down your pc, laptop, tablet, whatever you use. Even if you plan to go back to it for off hours fun. Shut it down for a bit, phone too. This will help your head know that the work day or time is done and your brain and body can relax and go into a more casual mode.

 

 

Prep meals and snacks (for the week/the day)

I prep hubby and I’s meals for the week. I do meal plans and do as much make ahead prep as I can. This helps us both stay on track nutritionally and lets our focus be on spending time together during off hours while still eating healthy and not running out to get fast food. Something we did a lot before I started meal planning.

Working at home I still want to eat right and prepping my meals makes eating a nutritious lunch and snack easy. If your blood sugar gets low through the day, concentration will dwindle and you’ll be less productive. Keep away from sugary drinks, bread products and baked goods. Refined carbs and sugar will for sure give you a quick boost, but after the insulin spike hits, it’s gonna drop quick and you will feel more sluggish than you did before. Things like fruits, nuts (good healthy fats), veggies and a bit of protein will help keep you alter and productive steadily through the day. And don’t forget to start the day with a healthy breakfast of protein and healthy fats, and even some fruit or veggies. You can add a carb, but make sure it’s a healthy one like; sweet potato, yams, beans or lentils. The healthy carbs in the morning will help you get started for the day and the healthy fats in the afternoon like nuts, hummus, and avocado are great for brain function!

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Schedule daily workouts into your calendar/to do list

Schedule your fitness just like you schedule your work day, birthdays, anniversaries and vacations. Daily workouts should be a part of living every single day.Β 

 

 

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Enjoy a break or even two, but…

Working from home gives me the luxury of taking breaks when I want, however long IΒ want. And breaks are necessary for your brain. It’s a moment for your head to stop working and take a breather. Breaks allow you to come back mentally rested and ready to tackle the tasks at hand. But I’m still at work so just like at a normal 9-5 I make sure to take a break, but because I can also schedule my day around when I’m most energized I tend to just work in smaller blocks of time through the day and my breaks are productive, like working out, meal prepping, etc…

 

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Sit down to eat outside your work area

So many who work from home eat lunch right there at the pc. This can lead to mindless eating. Schedule the time to step away from your work area, or work area of the day and sit with your lunch and mindfully eat, don’t rush it. Enjoy your lunch and the mental break from your workload.

 

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Step away

You know step counters were created for a reason. Those with desk jobs were not walking around enough. They were sitting at their desks all day long then heading home to sit down to dinner, sit down to do homework with the kids and to finally sit down in the tub or with your spouse to relax for the day.

I make it a point to #takeitoutside. Breaks, workouts and even just taking the laptop out on the balcony to do my work. Scenery and nature allows your mind to relax which will help creatively with your productivity.

Make a point to leave the house β€” without your car β€” at least once a day. Bike to meet a friend for lunch, take your dog or kids to hang out at the park, or replace a coffee break in your kitchen with a walk to the nearest coffee shop. AΒ quick walk may even helpΒ boost your creativity.Β 

 

Water

I know when I sit at my pc and get wrapped up in my work day I’ll bring an 8oz glass of water to the desk, drink it and there it sits never to be refilled. Some people are water drinkers by nature and they don’t need to remind themselves. I on the other hand forget to drink, anything through the day. My hubby can pour me a cup of coffee that I ask for and will sit and get cold. So for my work day and life, I decided to go big or go home with my water. Here’s my bigΒ 

 

 

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Take mindfulness breaks

Look away from that pc once in a while. Even when your using a tablet, laptop or your phone you need moments to visually step away. This is as good for your eyes as for your brain. My pc is right in front of windows so I glance out at the trees once in a while. It’s a small mental shift that’s like a mini break.Β 

 

Follow these 6 essential guidelines to make the most of office feng shui from:
  • Clear clutter and organize.
  • Make sure your desk is in the proper place.
  • Use appropriate artwork and imagery.
  • Balance and harmonize the space.
  • Choose suitable feng shui office colors.
  • Incorporate stress relievers.

 

In conclusion…

I love working from home. I love being my own boss and having to motivate myself, having the flexibility of scheduling and being able to set my own pace of the day. I love having healthy living for myself and othersΒ being my focus of the day. And what goes along with that is making sure my work day is productive and healthy. I’ve had to learn how to organize my day and prioritize tasks. When you run your own biz it’s rewarding and fun, but it’s also disciplined and focused too. It matters so much more because mine, my business, my lifestyle. I design the life I want to live.