Happy, healthy life tips & tricks
Simple tricks and tips to help you live a happy, healthy and whole life!
Quick! Use the Shazam app on your phone while the song is playing. Find out the song and artist instantly. Grab the app at http://bit.ly/2VxPodm.
Try grounding to get calm with the simple 5-4-3-2-1 technique. Breathe deeply. Find 5 things you can see. 4 things you can hear. 3 things you can touch. 2 things you can smell. 1 thing you can taste. Grounding is quick, and helps break the worry cycle by getting you back in touch with reality. For anyone, anywhere.
Peel, slice and store carrots in a jar filled with water to stay fresh all week. They've got so much more flavor than bagged baby carrot, for a fraction of the price.
Wake up to a clean kitchen every day. Run the dishwasher every night. Empty it every morning. Dishwashers use far less water and clean better than handwashing, so you won't be wasting water. Have the sink clean, and everything you need will be clean and ready for the day.
One tip to minimize the daily online struggle. Instead of punishing by taking away devices, incent it as an earned reward. When chores are complete, kids get the password.
Eat a square of organic fair trade dark chocolate every day. Do your heart and the world a favor. PS - gotta go for the good chocolate here to get the benefits. No sugary supermarket brands!
When meeting someone, shake their hand and say their name out loud. When you say goodbye, say their name again.
What's on your bookshelf this year? I'm cutting back on online distractions. I can't wait to read the new ones, and read my faves again this year.
Are holiday appetizers your downfall? Stand away from the appetizer display! Fill 2/3 of your plate with fresh, colorful vegetables.
If you receive gifts that you'll never use, don't store them. Put them directly into a bag and deliver them to a shelter where they will be greatly appreciated.
Turn off your phone. Set the timer for 20 minutes (up to an hour if you've got the time). Restore your energy and mood with a well-deserved break.
Nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan...how can you serve a holiday dinner while taking all of this into consideration? Ask guests to bring a favorite dish that works for them. Everyone gets to eat something they love, and go home feeling good.
Save time, save space, and protect holiday ornaments. Slide into these reusable mini bubble wrap bags.
Focus on the behavior you want. Kids thrive on attention - positive OR negative. So take the time to notice and acknowledge when kids are getting along, helping each other, being a good friend. A little recognition goes a long way.
One-minute avocado lunch! Cut a ripe avocado in half. Take out the seed. Fill the center with salsa. Use a spoon to eat it right out of the skin.
Best kept secret ever! No residue, no toxins. Cleans up every stain easily from tomato sauce to coffee to everyday grime. Mix up a spray bottle with a 1:5 ratio of white vinegar: tap water. Add 3 or 4 drops of Dawn. Spray lightly and wipe your shining floors until dry. The vinegar smell evaporates quickly, and will become your new clean smell.