Keys to Success – Living a Healthy & Positive Life

Barbados News

Starting a new school year or getting back to a normal schedule after a break can be difficult. It can be overwhelming and stressful when you’re thinking about all the new things you have to learn, or tasks on that to-do list. Not to worry, there’s never a better time than now to start over and turn a new page. With the beginning of a new month fast approaching, Dollarwise is here to set you up with success this season! If you’re in a bit of a rut, don’t be too hard on yourself - making a lifestyle change can be challenging and can take weeks to become routine. The next few tips will help you stay on track and help you keep moving towards a healthier, happier and more positive life.

All About Healthy Eating

You can exercise as much as you want, but if your diet still consists of junk food, sweets and fatty foods, you still won’t feel your best. Eating healthy has a multitude of benefits, mentally, and physically. If you, like many, struggle with healthy eating, the easiest approach is to slowly incorporate more healthy alternatives into your daily meals. Swap crunchy snack foods with crunchy vegetables, as they will help you feel full for longer, and fuel you with more energy. If you are really struggling to kick that sweet tooth, try adding foods like mixed nuts, pretzels, dried fruit and dark chocolate, which are healthier than snacks that contain processed sugars, but will still help curb those cravings. 

Check out our Pinterest Page for healthy recipes and food options.

Get Up and Move

Like eating healthy, exercise has numerous benefits for you both physically and mentally. Adding more exercise into your lifestyle can be an entire family affair. Add daily walks after dinner, weekly trips to the park to play games, or even just a half an hour of hide and seek after school. At first, this may seem tough to add into your daily routine, but don’t feel discouraged, as even a daily 20-minute walk can positively impact your mental and physical health if performed consistently.

Stay Positive

Staying positive and incorporating mindfulness into your life can help boost your mental health and motivation, and allow you to live a healthier and happier life. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and sometimes you need a break to unwind and de-stress! Try meditation, yoga or simply take 30 minutes out of your day to work on a hobby that you love.

Dollarwise Quick Tip: Add sticky notes around the house with what you are grateful for written on them. You will catch yourself reading them throughout the day and you’ll notice a mood shift instantly.

The Best Prices At Dollarwise

No matter what you need, you can find it for cheaper than anywhere else by shopping at Dollarwise. For the lowest prices on everything for house and home in Barbados, be sure to visit the location nearest you.