5 Ways to Cultivate Healthy Home Habits
By Kaylyn Jeffrey
Do you have the common remote worker problem of balancing your work, life and wellness? We have some healthy nutrition and exercise tips to have you feeling your best.
Maximise the afternoon sun and days off
With early morning starts, it is important to consume a high protein breakfast that nourishes your adrenals like egg whites, spinach, mushrooms with blueberries and natural almond butter on top of gluten free toast or cinnamon oatmeal with banana and nuts. Drink lemon water as soon as you wake up instead of reaching for the coffee pot. Giving your body hydration and antioxidants as soon as you wake up is vital as your body becomes dehydrated during sleep.
After your high protein breakfast and early morning shift, making the most of the afternoon sun and your days off can have a positive effect on your entire life and many successful people, especially entrepreneurs, depend heavily on a strong routine as a route to success. Afternoon routines can involve getting out into the sunshine and making most of the rest of the day. If you have a patio, enjoy the afternoon sun and evening sunset from the comfort of your own home. You can involve meditation, yoga or simply stretching to get your blood flowing and mind clear midday. Incorporate making a daily journal to list a few things you’re grateful for every day and 30 minutes of reading to get the most out of your routine. Commit your afternoons and days off to self-development and self-care. Great authors for self-development reading are Tony Robbins, Gabrielle Bernstein, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rebecca Campbell, and Eckhart Tolle. All of their books can be purchased online and delivered straight to your door.
Create a mini home gym
A great way to ensure you are committing to a daily workout is to create a mini home gym in your remote home. There are many fitness routines you can find online to get in adequate home exercise. Simply commit to 30 minutes a day of working out and you will be dramatically increasing your health, fitness and body love over time. You will also increase your energy and mental focus by adopting a ‘30 minutes a day rule’ of moving your body. If you commit to 10 minutes of cardio, 10 minutes of weight training, and 10 minutes of squats, situps or yoga per day, you will have succeeded in cultivating a home exercise space that keeps you fit in the comfort of your own home.
Adopt the art of meal planning
The best way to become confident is to prepare. Preparation is the key to living healthier and eating better. Choose a day that you have off to prepare in advance healthy meals that you are going to eat throughout the week, and prepare your grocery list accordingly. This will ensure that you can resist the urge to slip into bad eating habits like quickly grabbing takeaway when you have no healthy meals already prepared or can’t be bothered to cook after a tiring shift at work. To use eco-friendly storage options, make use of mason jars for food storage instead of plastic containers. Common healthy meal plans include smoothies in a mason jar, salads in a mason jar, with fruit and veggies for snacking. A great high energy snack to keep handy is Greek yogurt with almonds in it. Make sure to always have a glass bottle filled with water handy. To get the most out of your water, add lemon, strawberries, mint, or cucumber to it. It is best to have a water filtration system in your home that ensures your water is alkaline to reap the most health benefits. If you are working away, simply squeeze lemon, sea salt or pH drops into your water to make your water more alkaline and thus, much healthier for your body.
Eat for optimal energy
Do not live to eat, eat to live. Listen to your body and eat the foods that help you feel light and energised, instead of weighed down and sluggish. Control your portion size to maintain a healthy weight or increase your calorie intake of healthy high protein foods to gain more muscle mass. Eat lots of healthy fats to keep yourself high energy throughout the day and reduce your coffee intake to one coffee in the morning, before noon. Increase the amount of energy boosting foods in your diet. Common energy boosting foods include: whole eggs, avocado, Greek yogurt, bananas, berries, dates, nuts, organic salmon, broccoli and other dark green vegetables. Taking daily natural supplements and shakes is also a great way to get all of your daily nutrients when you’re on the go. Make sure to go with an organic all natural product like Juice Plus to reap the maximum health benefits. These products can be purchased online in bulk.
Have night time routine
Create a night time routine to ensure that you are getting a deep and rejuvenating sleep. Many night time routines include refraining from eating at least two hours before bedtime, turning off all technology, taking a relaxing essential oils bath, reading, and preparing yourself for a restful sleep. Use this time to put your phone away to focus on your partner and nourish your relationship or nourish your relationship with yourself. Switch your nightly glass of wine with an herbal tea to wind down from the day and experience better sleep and a more well-rested early morning. Lavender is a perfect essential oil to incorporate into your nightly routine as it has calming effects. Incorporate our healthy home habits to feel more wellness and confidence in your life. As all areas of our lives are interconnected, establishing healthy routines with your home with trickle down into the other parts of your life requiring nourishment.
If you are needing more advice or wondering which books and products to purchase online for optimal health, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You deserve a life full of health, wealth and abundance.
Kaylyn Jeffrey is the Human Resources and Career Wellness Specialist for Service.com.au. With a background in Psychology and an online Holistic Health Coaching business, she is passionate about empowering others to achieve their goals and create more wellness and confidence in their lives.