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Almost all moms have a bad practice of placing their needs backward. They spend a lot of time taking charge of their families and care for everyone in their lives except themselves.
Living a healthy and fit lifestyle is something that they find off-putting, terrifying, and just uncertain how to do. On the other hand, we get to see many women who maintain a healthy lifestyle at the same time as being so busy. How do they do that? Is there any secret they hide from everyone?
Actually, no! They just keep a different view on being healthy and fit. They move their focus from some short-term, quick fixes to long-standing sustainable lifestyles.
If your hectic schedule makes you feel sad, then it's time to perk yourself up together with your wardrobe by including these amazing tips in your daily routine.
Tip #1: Prioritize Yourself
I’ve noticed that if prioritizing yourself is not on your list, then it’s apparently not going to happen. You must give ample time to yourself. Try to infrequently cut out half an hour for the activities you enjoy. It may be a coffee, meal, manicure, or also chatting with your friends.
As all of us know, laughing and sharing thoughts with friends make tough situations tolerable and, yes, entertaining yourself can be very stimulating!
Tip #2: Exercise
If you are fashion oriented, then you must give an immense importance to doing exercise. You should use stairs over the elevator. Additionally, you can also keep resistance bands into the car. So whenever you are early for an interview or meeting, or if you get stuck in traffic, you can do some quick workouts while you wait.Living a healthy and fit lifestyle is something that they find off-putting, terrifying, and just uncertain
You will feel better after getting your blood pumping. You can also do something as easy as stretching muscles for a few minutes. It will take very less time and put your entire day in a ready-to-go mode.
Tip #3: Eat Healthy Meals
It is hard to develop healthy eating habits. It often requires transforming your mindset. However, if you’re ready to make sacrifices to improve your well-being, the result can be far-reaching.
Follow these 4 tricks to develop your healthy eating habits.
• Eat a wide variety of foods and fruits
• Aim to eat whole grains often
• Cut out added sugar, salt, and refined grains
• Limit alcohol
Take some time on the weekend to create a list of meals that you might like throughout the work week. It works well because you feel too exhausted to plan meals at the end of a workday.
Tip #4: Take Rest
Whenever you feel too tired, stop! Take a long breathe--deeply and slowly. Just like setting your career or health goals, you should set rest goals too. Adequate sleep is important to refresh your mood. It also gives a kind of boost to your skin tone. A face full of satisfaction and relief looks far better than a stressed one.
Tip #5: Throw That Guilt Out
Eliminate or reduce time-wasting activities from your routine. Do you really enjoy doing a particular task or value it? If no, set back and move on to the next. Instead, spend that quality time with your family and friends. You can't be perfect all the time. So it is better to throw that guilt out and simply embrace the life you live and the people you love.
Tip #6: Focus On "Me" Time
You have to feel good if you want to look good. Among all the troubles of everyday life, it's essential that you take some time out for some pampering.
Get someone to look after your children, even only for an hour or two. Consider reading news, gossip magazines, and having a bubble bath. Give yourself a head massage, home manicure or facial. Or else, take a quick tour to a nearby garden or hill station.
That's it! These are the top 6 ways busy moms can live a healthy lifestyle yet giving a full focus on their fashion. What strategies do you recommend to lead a healthy lifestyle? Do let us know through the comment section below.
James is a full-time blogger and professional education consultant at Singaporean tuition agency, SmileTutor. He believes that there is a direct connection between fashion and healthy living. That's why he spends most of his free time in the gym.