Everyone needs a little bit of a change in their lifestyle. Even if you completely failed at your New Year’s Resolution, you’ve still got plenty of time to make it right again. If improving your home and your lifestyle doesn’t melt the pounds right off your body, it will give you loads of energy, a positive outlook, and the motivation that you’re lacking right now.
How do we get there? Well, let’s just get started! This is a home and lifestyle makeover, but it isn’t difficult. These are fun little things you can do to improve the day-to-day. It won’t just benefit you, it will benefit everyone in your household! In fact, living a happier and healthier lifestyle can even become a really fun bonding experience, especially if you’ve got younger children or children old enough to want to improve their health with you!
Plan Your Meals
Hate coming home late from work and scrambling to figure out what you can throw together for dinner? Me too. That lack of organization is exactly what leads us to pick up unhealthy take-out or just throw together something that’s not very nutritious for dinner just because it’s easy. Planning your meals each week can help you avoid this mess. It’s fun as well!
My family and I search throughout the weekend for fun recipes that we’d like to try out the following week. Just make sure the recipes are wholesome and not bank-breaking! This also means that your family can start cooking without you some days. They can’t complain about not knowing how to make anything because they have the recipe!
Fill up your fridge with healthy snacks! If your family is constantly on the move or you find yourselves a little lazy to prepare yourselves fresh meals when you’re hungry, make sure to have some healthy and ready-to-eat food on hand. Ditch those microwave meals and opt for fruit salads, green salads, veggies and hummus or a small serving of cheese and crackers.
Get everyone together and find out what healthy food they’d eat and make for themselves throughout the course of a week and talk over your plans to stay healthy. If you’d like, you can even prepare snacks in little baggies that the family can grab and go or pack away into their lunch boxes.
Everyone loves friendly competition! It gets us motivated. Just knowing that we won is often the only prize we need. If you and your family members are all committed to losing weight or improving your lifestyles, then make it into a fun competition! If you’ve got older children who could benefit, you can do a weight loss challenge and motivate each other to success! If you guys have fitness trackers, make a competition out of those daily step goals! If the kids are young, then you can teach them how to log their food into a daily calendar. Whoever makes the healthiest choices wins!
Make your home environment a place where you and your loved ones can enjoy exercising together. Turn your living room or home office into a little sanctuary with scented candles and pretty flowers. You can do yoga or stretches with your family members. If you guys are really committed, then get those candles and flowers out of there! Get on one of those 90-day fitness programs and get sweating!
Whatever you do, make sure your family is committed and excited about the program. Nobody should participate in something that they just don’t want to do. Sometimes working out can be draining especially if your mind isn’t in the right place.
Beautify Your Environment
Nobody can feel productive or happy in a messy environment. Some pretty candles, potted plants, incense, and calming decorations can help cheer the place up. Additionally, trying to keep up with the clutter a little bit (with an equal effort from everyone) can make the whole household feel a little brighter.
And those potted plants? They’re wonderful for any home. Younger kids can enjoy taking care of them and learn a lesson about responsibility. These pretty little plants will also purify the air for you and increase oxygen levels so that you’ll have an easier time breathing. You can never have too many houseplants. And if seeing something green, happy, and lively doesn’t cheer you up, then I don’t know what will!
Living a healthier lifestyle can be beneficial for the entire family! Improving your lifestyle can make a major difference in the way that you and your family members live. Focusing on the little changes like a healthy diet and an exercise plan can be a straight shot to success. In no time, you’ll be levelling off weight issues, improving moods, and increasing overall productivity! So, kick that summer fatigue to the curb and get to a healthier and happier lifestyle that you and your family will love!