Smiling like Sunshine: New Year Resolutions

Thursday, 29 January 2015

New Year Resolutions

The beginning of the year is always a good time for new resolutions. Personally my aim for 2015 is slowing down, being more mindful, exercising on a regular basis and eating a more healthy diet. Sometimes I feel like the sleepless nights spent writing assignments and a busy life as a student mum of two children is taking the toll on my health. I am no longer in my twenties so it's high time making some changes.

Being prepared is the most important step:

I have spent last week reorganizing the recipes that I have collected over the past few months. Being organized is so important. When I don't know what to cook and if I  am in a hurry,I am more likely to cook pasta or fish and chips.Therefore I have done a menu plan for January and I will carry on doing this for the coming months. This helps me to track what food groups we are getting and makes shopping much easier,too.

Increasing our veg intake:
I started juicing which enables us to consume more veggies and greens. I aim to decrease our sugar in take,so I don't use much fruit. In fact, I aim for three or four vegetables and  one kind of fruit.

More exercise:
I don't like going to the gym. At all. So I take the time to exercise at home. No pressure, plus it's free! As a bonus, the children enjoy seeing mummy exercising and join in,too!

Meditation:
It is now scientifically proven that meditation not only calms you down but it is good for your health. Again, we also try to teach this practice to our children. Even 3-4 year olds can start practising this for short periods such as two minutes. There are some wonderful books for teaching meditation to children.

January has gone pretty quickly and I am happy with the changes I have made and I am hoping to keep them up. Have you got any life style resolutions?

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