Hello everyone. How are you all this week? I hope it has been wonderful. Today marks one week until I am finished my degree! Can you believe that? I started this blog when I was in the second year of my degree and now, I am finishing four years of studying nutrition, fitness and health. It feels amazing and to be honest, completely unbelievable. One week today, I will be finishing my exam and ultimately, my degree!
Today’s blog post is about productive habits. Productive habits build up and make a big difference. Everything you do repeatedly each day build up. Now this might scare you or empower you. For me, this is a comforting concept and I like the idea that everything builds up and matters each day. I think it gives purpose to each day and when time feels infinite, you know you are making a difference. That being said, doing something not so great won’t make much of a difference as long as it’s not something you do every day, or most days. I like that concept. Don’t you?
Let’s get into 5 things I do each day, that is intentionally productive.
1. Eat at least 10 portions of fruit and vegetables each day.
You knew I was going to say this. As a vegan, it is much easier to eat your five a day. However, research has shown that the more plant foods you consume, the better. I base all my meals around fruit and vegetables and ensure I eat at least 10 portions of fruits and vegetables each day. To be honest, it isn’t something I think about anymore. I enjoy eating fruit and veg and think they taste amazing. Ensuring you eat enough fruits and veggies equips your body with what it needs to function optimally, aid in preventing disease now and later in life. There is not enough words to explain the benefits of eating enough fruit and vegetables. Making it a priority every day is one of the most productive things you can do.
2. Move my body.
In at least one way or another I move. Our bodies are made to move and if I am not swimming or at the gym, I am walking or doing yoga. We need rest and it is important to take rest days, especially from recreational exercise. Although, moving is always enough, just a small amount. Walk up and down the stairs a few times extra on a busy workday. Intentionally exercising is another one of the most productive things to do each day. Physical inactivity is killing us.
I think cooking is a very good use of time. Cooking is an essential life skill. Being able to make delicious, nutritious meals takes time to learn, cooking each day will teach you this skill. It is also incredibly rewarding, and it feels so satisfying eating a meal you created to improve your wellbeing. You don’t to be talented, you just need to experiment. Taste your food along the way – we don’t want any food waste! #nofoodwaste
4. Yoga, Journal, Meditate.
We are constantly stimulating our minds and bodies and most commonly, in a stressful way. Resting your mind is important and scrolling on your phone is not resting. It is stimulating. Yoga, meditation and journaling is a way for me to reset my mind and rest. Meditation has been shown to be more restful than sleep! Try out common meditation apps to get started.
5. Work towards my future.
In one way or another, I work towards my future. That is mostly uni work (not for long), learning and working towards some very exciting things that I cannot tell you about yet. It is coming. This is so productive for me, and I would dare say that I don’t go a day without working towards my goals. I enjoy working towards my future and building the foundations of my career. I love hard work and I get so excited about mu future. I must say, I am looking forward to not having any more assessments. If you haven’t yet, follow along on my crazy journey, you best believe I will be keeping you all updated on everything that’s going on. Follow below! I can’t wait to share with you all what I have been working on! 🙂
Thank you for reading this blog post, I hope you enjoyed it.
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This week’s podcast episode is below too if you want to check that out.