Going into the week with a full fridge and meals planned out is a total game changer. Simply knowing what meals are being made each week and preparing for them before the week begins really helps with staying organized. The main meal I focus on having planned out is dinner. Evenings can sometimes be crazy for everyone, with getting home from work and kids getting home from school, so having a meal already planned and everything at your fingertips ready to cook makes your evening that much easier. There’s nothing I hate more than having to run to the grocery store after work wandering down the aisles looking for what to make for dinner. Make life easier and have it already planned out.
I know it’s so hard to make time to workout or that sometimes you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, but trust me when I say you’ll be happy you made time for it. Working out is a great way to clear you mind and get away from it all, even if it’s only for a little bit. I find when I’ve had a more stressful day or am feeling overwhelmed, going outside for a run or getting to the gym helps me relax and get my head straight.
And there are your 5 steps to help maintain a balanced lifestyle. They may not come easy at first but don’t stop working towards the end goal. Once you can nail down a few of these steps, things slowly fall into place and those days of feeling pulled in a million directions will get fewer and fewer. Do you guys have any tips for keeping a balanced lifestyle? I’d love to hear them and see what you guys do to stay on track!