April 1, 2020
How To Peacefully Coexist With Your Family
Now that we are all cooped up in our homes together, it can get pretty crowded pretty fast. This is the first time my entire family of six has lived together long-term in quite a while. We have all had to adapt and figure out how to coexist peacefully together. Beging a full-time college student, I have multiple Zoom classes each day and have to find a quiet spot in my house to attend. Many of my family members need to do the same. As you can imagine,... Read More
March 10, 2020
Simplify Your Exercise Routine
Are you in a workout rut? Do you feel like you are wasting an hour and a half at the gym and still not feeling productive? You may need to take a step back and reevaluate your exercise routine. Here are 3 ways to change up your workout so you can feel your best!
Change your warm-up. If you have been spending 10 minutes on the treadmill to warm-up, switch to a shorter routine such as jumping jacks or squats. This will work different muscle groups and get your heart... Read More
March 9, 2020
Taking A Technology Break
Social media has taken over almost everyone’s lives. It is so easy to aimlessly scroll through Instagram at the gym, while watching TV, or eating breakfast. While it may seem to be satisfying and pleasurable, too much social media exposure can actually hurt our mental health. It may be isolating, and result in us comparing ourselves to other individuals. It can be tiring to look at other people’s lives every day, and you may end up spending less time focusing on... Read More
March 4, 2020
Zoodles With Spicy Peanut Sauce!
It can be hard to find time to make elaborate meals every night after a long day of classes or work. Winter in New Hampshire has me craving fresh vegetables as well, so I decided to whip up a 20-minute bowl of zucchini noodles with spicy peanut sauce! This recipe is awesome because it is such an easy way to get extra veggies in your day, which can be particularly hard in the winter. And, even better, there is minimal cooking involved!
I recommend chopping all... Read More
March 2, 2020
Make Mealtimes Healthy And Easy
Life can be pretty crazy and get in the way of your desire to live a healthy lifestyle. When you are busy at work or school all day, it may seem easier to grab a quick lunch at the closet fast food restaurant or convenience store. Not only does this hurt your wallet, but it can also hurt your body. Meal prep can solve both of these problems and is often much more delicious! Here are 3 ways to add meal prep into your routine:
Make a meal plan. Start out by... Read More
February 25, 2020
We can all get caught in that rut of negativity, maybe thinking we are not good enough or we should try harder. Our thoughts can dictate how our whole day goes. For example, if I wake up in a negative mindset, chances are, the rest of my day will be bad. Here are three ways to change your thoughts to increase your happiness and overall well-being:
Start the day off with a mantra. Just the simple act of repeating a positive affirmation to yourself can reduce your stress,... Read More
February 19, 2020
Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed
Waking up in a bad mood can ruin your whole day. By creating a simple wake-up routine, you can kick-start your morning and set the tone for the rest of the day. Your morning routine is a personal one, so what works for you won’t work for someone else - and if you don’t like something, change it. However, it should only take 1-2 hours at the most, so you can have a productive and positive for the remainder of the day.
To create a successful morning routine,... Read More
February 18, 2020
Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
It can be hard to come home after a long day and cook dinner. Often, I find myself microwaving a sweet potato and cracking open a can of chickpeas and calling it a day. But this weekend, I decided to step out of my dinner comfort zone and make some Sweet and Sour Cauliflower with brown rice. I am here to document my experience and let you all know how it turned out – spoiler alert, it was delicious!
The first step of the recipe was to batter the cauliflower, and not... Read More
February 13, 2020
Committing To Self-Care
I have always been an avid practitioner of yoga, but convinced myself that I never had time to do it every day. This past week however, I decided to advance my practice and commit to five days of yoga. Yoga has so many physical benefits, especially if it is done often (at least 3-4 times a week). From yoga alone, I have noticed improved muscle strength, flexibility, and posture.
I usually practice yoga in my apartment, but this week, I went to the morning Vinyasa yoga... Read More
February 3, 2020
Sleep Is Self-Care Too
A recent survey found that 35% of Americans are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. Are you part of that number? As people try to increase productivity more and more, sleep is prioritized less and less. As college students, it is difficult to balance classes, work, extra-curriculars, homework, and socializing. Unfortunately, as the to-do list lengthens, sleep is pushed aside. Sleeping in or going to bed early is often considered lazy or unproductive,... Read More