When you are looking to live healthily but you live a very busy life, changing anything at all for the better can be a real battle. You have to rush about in the car because walking everywhere would make you late for everything. You need to eat at your desk, or you would never get your work done on time. And you definitely need the convenience of a takeaway, or none of the family would ever get a hot meal! Making changes when you are so busy is almost impossible because you haven’t got the time to sit and work out how to get it done. Fortunately, we are here to help! So put your feet up and read this:
Batch cook – You may have done this when the kids were babies to make up little portions of puree. If you are cooking for four, make eight portions and freeze the other four for those nights you would ordinarily resort to the takeaway. Get the kids to help and the time you are spending preparing the meals also counts as your quality time with the family. For everything you cook, make double and freeze.
No more coffee – Order some great herbal or fruit teas or look at Hyson tea. Grab yourself a good size thermos and fill it with boiling water. Now you can make yourself calming teas in the office instead of having to spend ten minutes racing out to the street to the cart. Multiply that by three or four times and you have bought yourself a good lunch break. Now you can get out of the office and enjoy your meal in the fresh air after an energizing walk to the park. With less caffeine in your system, your mind may become more focussed and less hectic too. Try it for a week and see how you get on.
Help around the house – Admittedly, nobody could possibly do the job as well as you. But delegating the tasks to keep the house ticking over midweek means you can do your thorough clean just at weekends. Get help from anywhere you can. The kids and the other half should each pick a room to dust, vacuum and tidy each day. Any chore will do if it spares you five minutes. Multiply that by a family of four, and you have time to get a quick jog in, or a brisk walk around the block. You could even try out a robot vacuum to clear up the crummies from breakfast while you are out!
Work from home – If you can do that for one day a week, you have saved yourself all the travel time on each end of the day. This means you can walk the kids to and from school, and you even have some time to cook a meal midweek. Most bosses are OK about this kind of thing these days thanks to online working. See what you can do with your day when there are no distractions from your colleagues!