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4 Tricks To Ensure Your Family’s Well Being

4 Tricks To Ensure Your Family’s Well Being

Being young our main motivation to the gym was to bulk up and turn into a mini Arnold Schwarzenegger but as we mature and turn into adulthood our view towards total lifestyle changes. When we are with family, we tend to prioritize overall health more then maintaining a certain image. As our priorities change, so does our view towards food and fitness .

How do you create the same mindset for your family?  How do you influence their health in ways that will really last?  Many have had these questions, and some go so far as to splurge on expensive vitamins for their children, or to sign their family up for fitness classes. Instead of going to this extreme however, there are other ways to subtly encourage a healthy lifestyle for your family.

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    1. Create A Spacious Environment

    When you’ve been living a life as an individual person; we are surrounded with unprecedented freedom and we are only responsible for ourselves . We don’t have a family or tiny children to tend too , hence living in an apartment the size of a shoe box is quite good enough.

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    When you start building a family however, then you often need to increase your space. Having enough space is something which I personally find essential to maintaining a healthy household. Creating extra space as well as opening up new rooms for entertainment and time off can encourage your family’s psychological health.

    For example, by adding an orangery or conservatory you’ll be able to create your own room for relaxation. With enough natural light and a hobby to indulge in, your stress would seem manageable and you would be in a better mood. Such a peaceful space could also be combined with a room for yoga or stretching, boosting emotional as well as physical well-being.

    In a long run, having enough space in your home invites peace and harmony, and helps it to become a sanctuary of trust.

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      2. Emphasize Balanced Eating

      Food is an essential part of our lives, and it is important to understand what nutrients we need to keep our mind and body in balance. Therefore, food is something crucial for any family to keep a base of harmony and peace.

      As a parent or an adult family member, it’s important for you to emphasize healthy eating. However, the common mistake people often make is assuming healthy foods can only consist of an array of bland, bitter, green foods.

      Food, however, has a vast array of flavors and health properties. If you take some time to invest in it you may discover a variety of delicious and healthy foods you can make in the kitchen as a family activity. You could also have fun playing with global cuisines to learn about different cultures and find foods that your family will love. The kitchen is a great  avenue for you and your family to enjoy healthy food as well as spend some quality time together. After all, isn’t food a way to bring everyone together?

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        3. Ensure the Home Gets Lots of Sunlight

        Any home is improved by having lots of natural sunlight coming in through windows or skylights. While artificial light can provide the shade and the amount of light that’s needed, natural light nourishes your skin as well as your immune system.

        In several scientific studies, it’s been concluded children in homes that’s more exposed to natural light have shown to have a higher metabolism and are much more active compared to children who are sheltered from natural light.

        Some ways you could incorporate natural light in your home is by adding more windows or converting some of your roof into glass panels. If you find yourself limited in space, this can be an option to create an open home surrounded by natural light.

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          4. Make Sports A Family Occasion

          Finally, the key to any family is staying fit. If you look into many reality series from around the world, you often notice most families don’t prioritize on keeping fit and maintaining at least a minimum amount of exercise. Often times if you notice, these families are rather unhappy and miserable.

          A healthy body leads to a healthier mind, hence is the reason why food and exercise go hand in hand in maintaining a happy family. For a busy family, everyday workout sessions may be difficult hence take some time during the weekend for a long swim or a beautiful hike.

          Head towards the countryside for some beautiful exploring and biking. These kinds of energizing activities can help create a closer and loving family, and are often more fun and easier for children to accept than long structured workouts. Why not stay healthy while building memories together?

          In Conclusion

          A family is as strong as its core values. If you’re able to instill positive core values, encourage a healthy lifestyle,  and keep a higher morale in your household then you will be well on your way to a dream come true- a happy family.

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          Last Updated on October 5, 2020

          How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

          How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

          We are given life with many opportunities to make it everything we want it to be and more. If you find that you’ve slipped into living a boring life, it’s time to take a hard look at what you’ve been doing and what you can start doing now to make it more interesting.

          Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list can definitely make any day or life more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

          Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaningful) one!

          1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

          Imagine being a young child. Life was never boring, was it? That’s because children harness every ounce of creativity they have in order to try new things.

          What would your 7-year-old self want to do in this moment? Maybe they’d pick up a paintbrush and try to paint the landscape around them. May they would go outside and build something with random materials around the yard. Maybe they would raid the fridge and put together a dish they’ve never seen before.

          Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play and use your creativity to its fullest.

          2. Go Play With Kids

          Speaking of little kids, if you have your own (or a niece or nephew), go play with them!

          Kids are absolutely hilarious, so it’s simply impossible to be bored when you’re around them. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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          3. Play Cell Phone Roulette

          You’ll need at least one buddy for this, but this is a great way to avoid a boring life. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one, and (if it feels right) call the person.

          You could spark an incredible catch-up session or, at the very least, remind someone that you’re thinking of them. Neither are boring.

          4. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

          This is a great part of a gratitude practice. We often forget to thank the people who do things for us, especially if we have come to expect those things. For example, have you ever thought about thanking your mom for that weekly phone call? Or thanking your sister for always sending you a homemade gift on your birthday?

          Take time to think of at least 5 people you would like to say thank you to and write out a card. You could even write them out for random people in your neighborhood, like the local librarian, a teacher at your child’s school, or the accountant at your bank.

          Anyone and everyone appreciates being thanked for their efforts.

          5. Sign up for a Class

          Nowadays, there are classes for everything. To make it as interesting as possible, try finding one that you wouldn’t normally consider doing, like salsa lessons, improv, or boxing.

          Otherwise, try to find a course on something you’ve always wanted to learn, like pottery, photography, or a foreign language course.

          What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people, which will add even more interest to your life!

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          6. Talk to Your Grandparents About Their Lives

          We often underestimate how interesting the elderly are. You can rest assured that any elderly person you talk to will not have had a boring life! Take some time to talk to them and hear their interesting stories. You may even find that this motivates you to go out and find your own interesting experiences.

          7. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

          Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage. If you’re not into comedy, find an open mic that focuses on reading poetry or short stories and bring your own. These groups tend to be incredibly supportive for anyone who is willing to be brave enough to get up and try.

          8. Do Something for Someone Else

          Showing kindness automatically makes you feel good, but doing these small acts will also help to ensure that you don’t have a boring life. Try doing one or two things each week that are outside your normal routine.

          For example, you could make a batch of cookies for the mailperson or help your elderly neighbor organize one of their rooms. There are a million ways to show kindness to those around you. Tap into your creativity and find your own or use some of the ideas from the image below[1].

          Do random acts of kindness to avoid living a boring life.

            9. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

            If you have your own place, there is always a project that needs to get done. Many people simply pay for someone else to do it in order to avoid the hassle, but taking on a DIY project can make a boring life much more interesting.

            It doesn’t have to be super complicated. Maybe you repaint an old vase or build a spice shelf out of used pallets.

            If you need ideas, you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

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            10. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

            This will give you something to look forward to. One study actually found that most travelers are happiest before a vacation[2]. Therefore, simply planning a trip will boost your mood, even if you can’t actually take the vacation right now.

            Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is also fun and relaxing!

            11. Go People Watching

            Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops, and train stations are great for this!) and just observe[3].

            People are infinitely interesting. Try to imagine what their lives are like, what they’re thinking, or where they’re going. You’ll never know if you’re right, but it will give you something to focus on and also help you practice empathy.

            12. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

            You can try that new Moroccan restaurant down the street and pick the most interesting dish on the menu. Or, you can raid your own fridge and throw together a dish you’ve never made before.

            If you’re up for a trip to the grocery store, try picking up a new fruit or veggie from the produce section. You may find a new food that you love!

            13. Dance

            You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

            If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public or join a flash mob.

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            14. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

            Reading a good book can keep you occupied for hours. It will also transport you to a life that isn’t your own, and one that likely will be the opposite of a boring life. You’ll be amazed by what you can learn from those pages.

            Pick on of these inspirational books to start reading: 10 Best Inspirational Books That Can Change Your Life

            15. Spend Some Time With People You Care About

            Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. Call up a friend you haven’t seen in a while, or bring a coffee over to your parent’s place and catch up. They’ll appreciate the gesture, and you’ll avoid boredom.

            16. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to

            Some people are bored by museums, so if that’s you, skip to the next one. However, if you love art, history, or culture, this one is for you!

            17. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

            This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

            Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then, start taking your first step to make it happen.

            Now, go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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            Featured photo credit: Alex Alvarez via unsplash.com

            Reference

            [1] FECAVA: Random Acts of Kindness
            [2] Applied Research in Quality of Life: Vacationers Happier, but Most not Happier After a Holiday
            [3] Psychology Today: The Expert’s Guide to People Watching

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