As a successful GirlBoss, we want to always be on our A game! The best way to stay on top both mentally and physically is to make sure that we’re keeping ourselves as healthy as we can. I have a few tips for how to maintain healthy habits while keeping up with our busy life styles!
1. Visualize the Day Ahead
Take a few minutes after you wake up to think about your day and what you would like to accomplish. Think about your to-do list and get into a productive mindset. When you get yourself into a positive and productive mindset first thing in the morning, you’re more likely to stay on the go and get all your tasks completed! I like doing this because it is also a great moment to think of one exciting thing that you will be doing. It really does not matter how small, because the effect is BIG on amping up our motivation and energy levels.
2. Drink a Glass of Water Before Every Meal
Consuming a glass of water before every meal is an easy health habit to establish…especially when you start to reap the benefits! You will notice that you’ll eat less at mealtimes, your skin will look better, and you’ll have more energy throughout the day. If you start to feel that afternoon sluggishness start to creep up, chug your water gals! Science has proven that drinking more water throughout the day not only helps with weight loss, but it also helps with your mind and your mood…guaranteed to help get you over the midday work blues. I know that for me this is a tough one…I am still trying to guzzle my water daily—getting better but certainly not enough.
3. Eat Breakfast
Remember when we were younger and our parents always told us that “breakfast was the most important meal of the day!” Turns out, they weren’t wrong. Eating a healthy breakfast gets your metabolism fired up for the day and sets the tone for making healthier meal choices throughout the rest of the day.
4. Eat More Veggies!
This is an easy one. We all know we should be eating more veggies. It’s so important for every aspect of our bodies and our minds! If you’re not a huge fan of salads or vegetables, there are still ways to sneak them in there. A great way to sneak in some extra veggies is through smoothies! Add to your blender things like spinach, kale, and celery paired with some delicious berries and fruits to hide the taste. It’s so easy and so delicious! I’m a big salad lover so, that is typically my go-to. And, I’m always in search of new and exciting salad recipes so share your fave with me in the comments!
5. Get in Daily Movement
You don’t have to be a “gym rat” to establish this healthy habit. Just 30 minutes a day is all you need! It can be something as small as walking your dogs daily, but make sure you’re getting up and MOVING. Daily exercise can decrease your chances for serious health problems later on, while also boosting your mood and productivity! It’s a win-win.
There you have it BossGals! Try some of my healthy habits and let me know if they’re working for you! And as always, if you’ve got some winning tips—share with us all in the comments below!