Monthly Archives September 2015

Routines for a Healthy Fall: Work & Study Habits

Part 3: Work & Study Habits

Fall is a great time to establish or re-evaluate your work and study habits.  With bigger workloads and schedules comes more stress.  Creating good habits can set you up for success and help you manage the extra load.  Here are some tips to help you get started:

Frame of mind:

The best approach to getting things done is to have a positive attitude about it.  When you are in a calm, focused and positive frame of mind, its easy to produce quality work or to concentrate on learning something new and retaining that information.  It is when we are distracted, upset, overwhelmed or clouded by negativity that it becomes difficult to focus on the task at hand...

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Routines for a Healthy Fall – Part 2, Meals

Part 2: Meals

For most people, fall is the busiest time of year.  Kids are back to school with extracurricular activities and year end goals and deadlines at work are pressing.  In the midst of chaotic and demanding schedules, it can be near impossible to find the time for a proper sit down meal.  However, making time for proper nutrition and the time to enjoy it, is very important for staying healthy.  Here are some tips to make meal time more efficient and enjoyable so you can keep your health AND productive schedule:

Menu Planner:  create a menu plan for the week (or the entire month!) and stick to it.  By choosing foods that are in season, you will not only get the freshest and best tasting foods, but also the cheapest.  Select items that can be used in multiple dishes, cutt...

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Routines for a Healthy Fall – Part 1, Sleep

Routines for a Healthy Fall

September represents the end of summer and the ritual of back to school and back to the grind.  As the days get shorter and our schedules get busier, it becomes necessary to establish a routine to stay organized.  To learn the magic formula for making any routine stick, you can jump over here.  For creating a routine specific for fall, we’ve focused on the 3 areas in our lives that are typically the most affected by the changes of the season: 

– Sleep

– Meals

– & Work / Study Habits

Part 1: Sleep

By the end of summer, sleep habits start to change dramatically.  Gone are the days of feeling boundless energy, stimulated by the seemingly endless daylight.  Energy levels start to fade as the days get shorter and cloudy weather starts to roll in...

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