Merry Christmas! 🎄

Hey everyone, I hope your day has been well.

This year has been very eventful and its finally coming to an end, but not before we celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Although December is a time of food, drinks, and general indulgence, it is important not to over do it.

Here are some tips to staying (somewhat) healthy:

  1. Stick to a daily workout, something you enjoy and will look forward to.
  2. Cut out the added sugar in your drinks.
  3. Don’t feel forced to eat everything you are offered
  4. Eat more vegetables and salads in your meals to avoid snacking throughout the day.
  5. Opt for low sugar, salt and fat varieties.

I’ve really enjoy posting recipes again on WordPress and it’s been a great challenge for me to keep consistent and remain creative in the kitchen. Thanks to all of my new followers 🙂

I probably won’t be posting on here until the New Year, so I’ll see you in 2021!!

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What I do in the morning!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well (mentally, physically, spiritualy and emotionally) and making the most of this time spent at home, even if you do something small. I’ve been sticking to a new morning routine for the past month or so, some of which I would usually do after work that I thought I’d share. I would like to say that at the beginning I was quite strict with myself and I felt the need to stick to a particular routine but I’m much more relaxed now and if I don’t feel to do something, I won’t do it. I think it’s important to be kind to yourself and not overwork your body for whatever reasons.

I did do a morning routine post not long ago but I’ve changed things around a little as I’m not waking up as early and I’ve adjusted to this new way of living. I try to complete this list before 12pm or by 1pm at the latest but it just gives my body/me a sense of routine as I’m not able to fully work from home. It’s good to keep the mind stimulated and not fall into a low mindset of uncertainty, I’ve also tried to reduce my consumption of the news from the TV, radio or people because its often quite negative and can put me in a more worrying state of mind.

My morning routine
– Mini prayer
– Relax – using sound healing audio
– Read – currently The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
– Workout
– Playing the recorder
– Learning French on Rosetta Stone
– Professional/personal development – using LinkedIn Learning

How do you spend your mornings these days?

My old morning routine

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5 Steps to going vegetarian

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I hope everyone is okay and being productive with their time.

I recently went vegetarian for the first time in my life for 30 days and it was…. different! It was something that I had wanted to do from a few years ago and I was occasionally eating vegetarian meals and reducing my meat consumption and I just decided to go for it. In this post I’ll share with you how I successfully ate vegetarian meals for 30 days.

Top 5 steps for going vegetarian or changing your diet:

1. Plan, plan, plan. By this I mean to plan everything you will need in order for it to be successful. I did my research and looked through magazine recipes, recipe books and online for inspiration. I also made a list of all of the vegetables that I liked eating so that I could create my own recipes.

2. Write recipes and weekly meals. Get a notebook and plan 30+ recipes including all the ingredients needed and a step by step method so you know what to do.

3. Shopping list. At the start of each week, plan which 7 meals you are going to eat and do a shop for those items.

4. Get others involved. I live at home with my family so I was able to get my sister involved in helping me make the meals and actually taste it too, which made the whole process more fun.

5. Enjoy it. This step is all about embracing the change and sticking to your goal. Although I didn’t enjoy every meal I didn’t give up because it was something that I set out to do and it was all a part of the experience.

I would like to say that I my background is based on food, I decided to take a more practical route once I left secondary school and I studied Professional Cookery because at that time my dream was to become a cook and at a younger age, have my own food show on TV. Some time after that I decided to study Nutrition and I got my degree not long ago, my current job is in a different field but my passion for food, nutrition and good health throughout the body still remains.

Please comment below your favourite vegetarian meal so that I can try them out or any tips you have for changing your diet.

Thank you for reading, see you in the next post xx

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How to make money online

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. I hope your Thursday is going well, today I would like to share a few ideas on how to make money online. I would like to say that when it comes to making money, a sensible option is to have a job where you either earn a passive income or a monthly salary, to remove financial stresses.

So I know we are currently in lockdown and some of these ideas might not be possible at the moment but, I’ve always believed it’s good to be prepared. A lot of people right now may be worrying about many things and financial security it definitely one of them so I’ve made a basic little plan of how you can make money now and when things go back to normal. Spend time doing your own research and find what suits you best.

If you have any other ideas, please share below.

Quote by Dale Carnegie ‘An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing’

Thanks for reading x