Monday, June 27, 2016

How to Eat Healthy Fast Food this Summer

Summer is a time for fun, sun relaxation and eating anything we see without thinking about the consequences for our bodies. 

Am I the only one who does this?

If you are like me or if you want to eat healthier this summer these tips will help to eat healthier fast food this summer: 

 Control Your Portions

Do not order extra large combos or go to those all you can eat buffets and try to eat everything in sight. Instead, select the smaller sandwiches and meals that contain less fats.  

Eat More Jerked or Grilled Meats

You can have jerk chickens, grilled vegetables, or seafood; instead of deep fried chicken or chips. Remember the goal is to eat less fatty foods without punishing yourself.

Check to Make Sure the Dish is Actually Healthy

Remember, not because a dish proclaims that it is a healthier choice that does not meant it is actually healthier. Find out about the nutrition facts of that smoothie or salad that you are about to consume. For example, many fast food salads are a diet minefield, smothered in unhealthy dressing and fried toppings. 

Don’t be afraid to special order. 

Finally, many menu items can be made healthier with a few tweaks and substitutions. For example, you can ask to hold the sauce or dressing or serve it on the side. Or you can request a wheat bun for your hamburger or whole-grain bread for your sandwich.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How to Earn Extra Money During Summer

If you are like me, then by now you have realized that it is essential for you to have multiple streams of income.  Summer is officially here and so for some of us; this is the time we think about what else we can do to make extra cash. Here are some simple ideas that you can multiple into extra cash. 

Rent a Room

You can rent a furnished room in your home on Airbnb. You decide on your price per night and your guests can pay you online before they ever get to your door. I like this option because you already have everything you have to get started. Go to Airbnb for more details.

Summer Day Camp/ Day Care

You can have your own summer day camp or day care for kids. You can offer your services at a  competitive rate so has to attract clients. Another way to attract clients is to create  fun lists of activities that the kids can do on a daily basis. 

Remember before starting to check the laws of your country/ state to see if there are no legal restrictions. 

Plan Summer Parties

Do you enjoy planning events? 

Are you a stickler for details? 

Then maybe planning summer parties is a prefect way for you earn extra money.

You can plan summer theme parties in which persons can pay to enter. Another way is that you can plan events in your home or back yard in which you can sell pastries, ice creams, jewellery, D.I.Y creations, etc.

These events can be planned for children or adults. 

Don't knock it until you have tried it. Just use your imagination to create some great ideas that can be turned into a business idea.

Summer Tours

You can organize tours to explore your city or other excursions.  Here in Jamaica people often plan beach excursions on public holidays. Persons then pay to attend these excursions. There are often single and couple rates provided. This might sound simple, yet persons make money from this because they promote these excursions as events that are fun and relaxing. Therefore, people look forward to attending.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Relaxation Ideas/Tips for Moms- D.I.Y. Sundays

Spa Day at Home

A great relaxation tip for moms is  having a weekly spa day at home. You can add a number of beauty routines to your spa day activities such as doing a baking soda body scrub, painting your nails, scrubbing your feet, steaming your face, shampooing your hair, shaving your eyebrows, etc.

This idea can be changed to fit your personality or beauty needs. Therefore, it can be an elaborate event or a simple few hours in which you lock out world or family and pamper you. 


Take a Nap

Yes, I said it. This tip is simplistic in nature but trust me when I say it works. There are times that moms are conditioned that they need to be superwomen in order to be great moms, which means they need to see and be everything to the people around them. However, in doing so often we become ragged and rundown and then the same people we are taking care of turn their noses up at us. So, taking a nap during the day often gives us a time to relax our mind and body and in essence it pushes the reset button and refreshes us.

Stop Freaking Out


I know this has been said more than once but I am going to say it again. How we respond to the situations around us can either add to or decreases our stress levels. Therefore, a very important relaxation tip is to stop working ourselves up about situations that will not affect our overall life, happiness, health, wealth, etc. Simply put, stop placing major importance on trivial/minor issues in our daily life. When you do this you will realize that you will be more relaxed and people will actually prefer to be around you.

Do You Daily

Do You Daily means that on a daily basis you can do something that you love or something that you do only for you. This can be unique to you and your interests. Some ideas that came to my mind are: you can take ten minutes to watch a YouTube video or take 30 minutes to read a chapter or two of your current favourite book, or going to the park to have lunch, or take a walk and see something different. Whatever you do is up to you. 

I hope you find these ideas/tips beneficial. Please leave a comment letting me know whether you plan to implement any of these or if you are already doing any if these. Also, share your own relaxation ideas/tips 

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