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A Healthy Balance. Making Time


Every day I tend to review ideas and tips on how to eat better and live healthier - what is it that other people do that's different, how to they blend certain foods together, or is there any new evidence on how to better activate your tree-nuts that further increases their antioxidant quality...anything to get an edge on that'll help.

I find getting other peoples great ideas and sharing the good ones plus adding in a pinch of my own can hopefully make a difference to your health.

Today is about Health Balance - we live in a fast paced, often stressful time with a lot of work time and not so much home time.

With everything going on in our lives and all the responsibilities smacking us in the face on a regular basis, how do we find and maintain a healthy balance?

I bet others out there struggle with accomplishing everything they want within a 24-hour period, week, month, and even year. Before you know it, the time has vanished and we’re left hoping, regretting, or feeling slightly less fulfilled than we otherwise would have been if we’d only taken the time to just do it.

In this column, I hope to discuss ways to find and maintain a healthy balance between taking care of a family, staying on top of a career or business, eating guilt-free and staying healthy, and making time for everything and everyone else important to us. If there’s anything in particular you would like to see featured or discussed, hit me up in the comments.

In the meantime, I leave you with a few of my personal thoughts and new and improved way of thinking as we enter 2019!

We all have the same 24 hours in a day as the next person. So stop wishing and trying to find the time for things to happen. Instead, MAKE the time.

Don’t put off today what you can do tomorrow. Procrastination gets you nowhere. Everything has a starting point so why not just do it when you first think of it and want to do it?

Think “Positively Positive.” This one comes from Jen Groover, who taught us that our mental state truly could make or break you. If you think positively, you’ll be positive and happy. If you think negatively … well, you get the point - so transform negative self-talk into positive self-talk.

The food you regularly eat not only affects your weight, it also influences how you feel and behave. For example, it is important to start your day off with a proper breakfast.

Research shows that eating breakfast helps improve one's mood and provides people with stable energy throughout the day. This helps prevent drops in blood sugar that can lead to crankiness, anxiety, and fatigue. Start your day off with a lot of fiber and nutrients, lean protein, healthy fats, and whole-grain carbohydrates.

It may seem like sometimes the world is working against us, and negative things are happening all the time. But if you start implementing some of these strategies, you will be able to add more positivity to your life and stop focusing so much on the negative.

Start with just one of these tricks and commit to practicing it every day. Once it becomes a routine, add in another.

Keep reading over this list until you can apply most of these techniques somewhere in your life to make a positive difference.

Have a Great Day :)


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