Heaven High and Happy Tuesday!
Today I want to talk about something important to any entrepreneur, businessman, and creative out there: health. Staying healthy while you are working hard at your passion is integral to your success. You can’t work hard if your body isn’t in perfect working order.
It’s like working on building a house with tools that are in shotty condition. Can you build a sturdy house if the head of your hammer keeps falling off of the handle? What if you’re using dull nails and stripped screws? Do you think that your home will be sturdy?
That being said, I can understand how difficult it can be to make healthy decisions when you’re running around like a chicken with your head cut off – believe me. Despite our different but equally hectic schedules, I’ve compiled a list of five things that everyone (including me) can work on in order to make healthier decisions. These things can positively affect both your energy levels and your overall health.
#1) Don’t Skip Breakfast
Skipping breakfast has been linked to diabetes and an increase in obesity. It has also been linked to that sluggish and moody “Monday morning” feeling that you get every day. If you’ve got a presentation, an audition, a deadline, or a morning meeting, breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind. But eating a quick, healthy breakfast can help your work performance and can help you stay focused.
Short on time? Try a peanut butter and banana smoothie (a fantastic way to get some protein in the morning). Blend a frozen banana, two tablespoons of peanut butter, a cup of almond milk, and a handful of ice cubes. If you know that you’ll be running out of the house in the morning, prep it at night. Also try your own fruit and yogurt parfaits, healthy muffins (made the night before or on Sunday for the rest of the week), or overnight (refrigerated) mason jar oatmeal – for those cold mornings.
#2) Prepare Your Food
Prep your meals the night before or prep ready-to-go foods on Sunday. Sundays are always my no-work, housekeeping days. I prep serving sized snacks in those single-serving resealable bags and have them at hand so I can just grab a baggie and go when I leave the house. Keeping healthy snacks available means that I won’t be making bad decisions when I get h-angry.
#3) Don’t Eat & Multitask
Multi-tasking and eating is dangerous for your waistline because you’re not focusing on how much food you’re putting into your body. People can eat and eat without realizing how much they have eaten or how full they actually are. If it’s lunchtime, take your lunch outside (for some fresh air) or join your coworkers in the lunchroom so that you can socialize. Not only will this help you create a better eating experience, it will also get you away from work so that you can feel refreshed and ready to take on those tasks when you get back.
#4) Drink Lots of Water
Sometimes our body mistakes thirst for hunger. Staying properly hydrated can help you lose weight because you’re not constantly snacking and helps you stay alert and on-the-ball at work. Whenever I have to spend a large amount of time at my desk, I keep my water bottle next to my computer. Whenever I see it out of the corner of my eye, I take a swig. This little habit helps me get the right amount of water every day without even trying.
#5) Choose Quality Foods
It may cost a little more but fresh foods are much better for you than those pre-packaged and processed foods. It may take more time to cook dinner every couple of nights but you can use that time to bond with your family. Evening meals are important times where you can bond with your family. Leisurely meals together can help you maintain a healthy balance in your life.
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Well, until next time! B BOP!