Make Creating A Healthy Balance Between Work And Family A New Year Resolution

One of the major issues faced by working parents is that they are unable to properly balance their time. Women in particular feel that they are not able to spend quality time with their children because their jobs demand so much of their time.

They need to fulfill their responsibilities at work before they can focus their attention to their family.

Though work is an important part of life, the family should also be on top of the list of priorities.

Do you think that risking your family’s happiness is worth the rewards you get from a job well done at work?

It is very important that you balance these two aspects of your life.

If you can’t focus on both of these things, then you may as well watch the people you love most walk away from you.

So how do you keep things running smoothly?

You can achieve balance by setting up time for both.

If your family’s basic needs rest solely on your income, you can’t also risk your job. In a case like this, the best you can do is set aside your work when you reach home. Leave work in the office and spend some quality time with your loved ones. After all, it is not the length of time you spend with them that counts, it’s how you spend it.

You must have a well thought-out schedule for your family. You can use your spare time wisely.

A picnic at the park or a night spent sitting on the couch to watch movies matter a lot. Your partner and your children are likely to be happy if they see you stick to the plan.

A mother in particular plays many roles. She needs to be a wife, friend, and confidant to the people in her house. If you need to hire help just for that extra time with your husband and children, then do so. You probably go through times when you think you can’t manage everything and still do a good job. Don’t fret and give up. All you need to do is also ask for the help of your family. In order for your home to be happy, you must work as a team. Explain your dilemma and seek advice from those involved. That way, everyone can also understand what you are going through.

Balancing career and family doesn’t have to be viewed as an insurmountable feat, it just requires a bit of juggling.

Every woman is capable of balancing her time. What helps a lot is for you to plan out your schedule and see which responsibility can be fulfilled at home. Paying the bills and shopping can now be done online. See if this helps. Assign tasks to the other family members as well and make a list of jobs to do around the house.

By delegating chores, everyone will also know that their contributions help in making the family happy.

The demands of work and family put a lot of pressure on everyone. You should know that you are not the only member of the family. Seek their help and let them learn the value of collaboration and unity.

 

3 Tips For Sticking To New Year Resolutions

The new year is almost upon us, so you can start making some changes with these 3 tips to help you stick to your new year’s resolutions.

Although many of us start the New Year full of hope and excitement for making things happen, many of us quickly give up on our goals and wait until the next year to even think about them again. But we set resolutions for a reason, and that’s because we hope they can improve our lives in some way. So if you want to set goals you can keep this year, here are three tips to help you make it happen.

1) Set Realistic Goals That You Really Can Keep

The first place to start is with your goals. Are they realistic? Are they honestly, honestly something that you can see yourself achieving in the coming year? By all means, push yourself with your goals, but do it within the limits of what’s possible! Planning to work out for 2 hours every single day probably isn’t realistic for most people, nor is it realistic to think that you’ll cut out all sweet food completely if you like your sweet treats.

It’s also important to ensure you don’t try too many things at once. By all means, plan to improve your guitar playing skills, to get healthier, and to learn a new language, but try focusing on just one goal to begin with. Once you’ve made the first goal a habit, or reached the milestone you were aiming for, you can move onto the second.

2) Understand The Way You Feel

Although not all our New Year’s resolutions are about giving something up, understanding the way you feel about things like overeating, or other habits you may have, is crucial to seeing your goal through to the end. If you’re trying to give up drinking, or a certain type of food, understand that cravings come and go like waves, and do the best you can to learn about what triggers your cravings so that you can avoid them.

The same goes with things like exercise. Think about how you feel when you can’t be bothered to exercise, and put it off until tomorrow – you probably feel like you let yourself down. But when you do exercise, not only are you happy that you’re meeting your goal, but you may even get a rush off those endorphins!

3) Reward Yourself, Don’t Punish Yourself

We tend to work better when we’re working towards certain rewards, rather than avoiding punishments. So decide on some ways to reward yourself for completing goals. Instead of berating yourself and feeling guilty for not doing something, think of how you’ll feel and what you’ll do when you do something you want to do. Pick milestones relating to your goals, such as 1 month without a drink, or 5 days of exercising every day, and give yourself something nice as a reward (a new CD, a nice meal etc.) Rewards are far better motivators than fear!

Make A Healthy Approach To Carbs A New Year Resolution

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If “getting fit” and “lose weight” are two of your resolutions for the new year, then you should also consider adopting a healthy approach to carbs to your list of resolutions.

Many people head into January really excited about these resolutions but after a few months they have reverted back to their old habits. I believe one of the main reasons that people fail with New Year’s resolutions such as these is that they don’t properly integrate the changes into their lifestyle. The good news is that today I am going to help you be successful with your New Year’s resolutions of “getting fit” or “losing weight” by adopting a healthy approach to carbs.

 

What Are Carbohydrates?

 

If you are up to speed on the latest diet plans you have probably heard all about carbohydrates. One minute we should be avoiding them at all costs and then the next minute we should be filling our faces with them. But what do they actually do?

 

Carbohydrates only role in the body is to provide your body with its preferred source of energy. If you don’t eat any carbs your body can get energy from dietary fats or protein. However, carbohydrates are much easier to break down into energy so if they are available your body uses them first.

 

In addition to this, certain carbs are also a very good source of health boosting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. These are nutrients that your body requires in very small amounts. They have a long list of health benefits in the human body but overall they promote optimal health and ensure that everything inside your body is running as it should be.

 

Which Carbohydrates Are Healthy?

 

As I mentioned above, there are plenty of conflicting opinions when it comes to carbohydrates. So which carbs are healthy? The answer is – natural carbohydrates.

 

For example, a bar of chocolate contains carbohydrates but is not very healthy at all. A banana also contains carbs but is a much healthier choice. The key difference between the two is that chocolate bars are highly processed whilst bananas are all natural.

 

Natural carbohydrates sourced from fruits and vegetables are normally much lower in calories than processed carbs. Plus, they contain lots of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which are often stripped out of processed carbs.

 

How Can You Eat More Natural Carbohydrates?

 

The simple answer is to eat less processed products and eat more fruits and vegetables. However, it’s one thing to say it and quite another to actually do it. Here are a couple of tips that should help you along the way:

 

1) Make Sure Every Meal Contains At Least 1 Piece Of Fruit Or Veg:- If it’s breakfast time make sure you are having some fruit with your meal. If it’s lunch time make sure you’ve got some salad or steamed vegetables included. If it’s dinner time make sure you are fully incorporating vegetables into the dish. Doing this will supply your body with a healthy stream of natural carbohydrates right through the day.

 

2) Substitute An Unnatural Carbohydrate For A Natural Carbohydrate Each Day:- If you eat a chocolate bar and a bag of crisps every day, ditch one and replace it with an apple or an orange. Doing this will cut some calories out of your day and also increase your intake of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

 

3) Find Fruits And Vegetables That You Like:- A lot of people make the blanket statement that they do not like fruits and vegetables. In a lot of cases this is simply not true – they have just not tried enough different types. So if you think you don’t like fruits and vegetables make a real effort this year to find fruits and vegetables that you do like. There are thousands of different fruits and vegetables out there so the chances that you cannot find at least one which you like are pretty slim. Once you have found some fruits and vegetables that you like follow the two steps above so that you are giving your body a regular supply of natural carbohydrates.

 

Summary

 

By adopting the healthy approach to carbohydrates discussed in this article you will achieve your New Year’s resolutions of “getting fitter” or “losing weight”. Natural carbs boost your fitness by giving your body the energy, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it needs to perform at 100%. They also help you lose weight as they are much lower in calories than processed carbohydrates.

Starting taking action and focus on the fruits and veggies, avoid the chocolate and soda and make this New Year the healthiest one ever.

 

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