On a day to day basis, the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. We wake up in the morning, get ready to go to work, and then fill the rest of the day with things to do. After work, our household tasks are always in constant competition with each other for which ones need to get done in the moment. Do I meal prep for the next couple of days or put away the clean clothes that have been sitting in the basket for the past week? Do I workout from home while the kids are at school or tidy up before they get home? And more often than not, we tend to complete the tasks that are essential for everyone else in the home – putting ourselves, our health and our wellbeing last on the list.
Our society tends to overemphasize working out and eating healthy when it comes to achieving fitness goals, but we often don’t pay enough attention to the real reasons keeping us from them. The most common reasons people struggle to reach their fitness goals are lack of time, energy and motivation to stay consistent. Revive Superfoods wants to help you adjust some of your habits to create sustainable change in your life and help you stay on track! Try out these health habits in order, and watch as your life becomes less stressful, more fulfilling and more YOU!
Written By Sara Prodanos (@sara.prooo), a Personal Trainer and Physical & Health Educator who is passionate about building strength from the inside out and doing things that make you feel good!
1. Let’s Declutter! Cluttered Space = Cluttered Mind
Clutter makes us feel flustered, anxious, and overwhelmed. This stress can physically cause the body to increase hunger and cravings throughout the day, and leave you less likely to make the healthiest of choices. Instead of tackling your overwhelming to-do list, you may fall prey to mindless munching as a form of avoidance and comfort1. Clearing physical clutter will allow you to think more clearly, and make better decisions to leave you feeling good.
*TIP: Spend 10-15 minutes each morning or night on decluttering one area of your life! Your desk, your closet, your car, your fridge, or tackle that pesky phone of yours. Clear up old pictures, delete apps you no longer use, and clear the 35,786 unread email notification you have!
2. Make a “Me” Schedule
Being on auto-pilot isn’t always a bad thing! Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we make a coffee, or start the car. The only problem with being in autopilot for too long is that we forget that we’re in autopilot. When we’re not even aware of our own habits, then we no longer control them; they control us. Knowing exactly how your day is going to go, planning and executing is super important! Create a “Me” Schedule and put in things like your morning and evening routine, leisure time, productive time, sleep etc. and make these a non-negotiable. These are times for you – to make your life more manageable and set you up for success!
*TIP: On Sunday, take a look at your week and schedule in those “me” times. Of course, some weeks are going to be heavier than others and that’s okay, but use your Sunday night to schedule in one thing a day for yourself! Whether it’s meal prep, your daily workouts, or wind down time before bed, physically put it in your calendar and make it a priority!*
3. Let us Take Care of Healthy Eating Habits For You!
Have you been told you need to have a healthier diet but just don’t know how? Don’t want to put in the time and effort it takes to understand proper nutrition and what to eat on a daily basis to reach your fitness goals? Take out all the thought work and let Revive Superfoods handle the healthy eating habit for you! Having a healthy food subscription service will help ensure you always have something healthy and ready in minutes. Make it easy on yourself, and let Revive handle the rest.
If you have any personal questions or need more information, please consult your healthcare professional.