Raise your hand if you love a good #HealthHack? 🙋🏻
I know that many of my readers struggle with getting all the things they want and need to do squeezed into one day. Whether that be spending time with their kids in a meaningful way, meal planning and prep, time and energy for exercise, or even some one-on-one time with a special friend or partner.
It’s hard to do it all, especially while working!
But over the years of being a full time Mamma and a part time coach, I’ve picked up some #HealthyHacks that have allowed me to live healthy, have energy, and still have my sanity at the end of the day.
Because I love you and want you to live up to your own standards of good health, I want to share some of my favorites with you in this email.
Here are my 30 favorite #HealthyHacks:
- Sleep a full 8 hours if at all possible.
- Set your alarm for the same time every single day, even on weekends and while traveling.
- Have a semi-structured bed time routine.
- Also, have a semi-structure morning routine.
- Make a short list (top 3) before bed of the most important tasks you need to focus on the following day.
- Have your last meal or snack at least 4 hours before bed.
- Slow down when you eat. Try spending at least 20 minutes noticing and enjoying every meal.
- Eat in a relaxed state by taking a few deep breaths before you begin your meal.
- Drink water while eating; it aids digestion and helps fill you up.
- Take smaller bites and chew more thoroughly.
- Avoid false metabolic enhancers such as caffein or energy drinks. They will only make you feel lousy once the high ends.
- Start every day with breakfast within the hour after waking.
- Eat with the Sun – your metabolism rises and falls with the Sun, so this regulates your appetite and maximizes your metabolic burn.
- Feed your brain – your brain expects certain sensory input with every meal. If you eat without awareness, your brain will call you to snack or over eat in an effort to receive that stimuli from the next meal.
- Move in ways that are meaningful for you (i.e. don’t do exercise that you don’t enjoy)
- Prioritize. Each and every moment in your day is an opportunity to decide whether the task is important and necessary or not.
- Notice your thoughts and keep them focused on what’s helpful for you.
- Notice your body throughout the day, where it’s tense or tight, where you might be carrying your stress. Focus on relaxing it in that moment.
- Breathe. Long, deep, calming breaths. They push your nervous system into an automatic state of relaxation.
- Play hard so you’ll have the energy and desire to work hard.
- Listen to your gut. It’s a form of trusting yourself. It’s also how God speaks to us.
- Stay centered Spiritually.
- Make a detailed grocery list before shopping. Include exact quantities or weight to avoid over spending.
- Meal prep, yes, even your snacks and lunches.
- Use the C.O.S.T method for preparing food – Cook Once, Serve Twice.
- Be sure you’re getting enough healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein in your diet to keep you satiated all day long.
- Sneak in the good stuff without your kiddos knowing by supplementing your meals with flax meal and nutritional yeast.
- Supplement with a drop or two of baby Vitamin D3 drops every day.
- Have an outlet that’s meaningful for you.
- Say “no” more often.
What do you think?
What’s your favorite tip? Have you tried any of these already? What works or doesn’t work for you?
Let me know by commenting below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!