Some parents choose to work from home because of the kids. They want to continue to earn and at the same time spend as much time with the children and watch them go through every milestone in life. However, this decision is not as easy as you think it is. You constantly have to manage your time between the two or worse you have to do everything almost at the same time.
Yes, it is not easy but there is something that you can do about it. Here are a few tips:
Tip #1 Create a Routine
You may be working at home but the fact is, you are still working. There are tasks to complete so try to keep a schedule so the children will get used to seeing you working at a specific time of the day.
Tip #2 Choose your Job Well
Having a job that requires you to be on the phone most of the time may not be a good idea especially if you don’t have a nanny. Expect that the kids will come up to you and talk to you for a while and if you have to be on the phone then you (or your client) might end up getting distracted and not getting much work done. If you can, find a client that will allow you to be flexible, a work that you can stop or start.
Tip #3 Work with Your Partner
Coordinate your schedule with that of your partner’s if you both work from home so one of you can take care of the kids while the other one is working. Teamwork works.
Tip #4 Be Creative
Turning to technology to keep the kids busy is not always recommended although it does help them to keep occupied. Give them activities that will allow them to explore their creativity so they don’t get bored right away or teach them how to play on their own.
The secret to having a perfect body is really no longer a secret. How to unlock the enigma to a flawless form lies in several resource materials that lead you to the path of fitness and good health. The three books that we will highlight in this post contain significant information in acquiring the perfect shape of your body.
Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet
The editors of Women’s Health were discussing about diets that can truly work for women and the idea of the Perfect Body Diet was born. Among the things that the book has highlighted are: taking a fibre supplement that can restrain eating more; planning your meals right and sticking to it; eating food frequently in small quantities; exercises that are appropriate to your body type; and dieting methods. This diet book is meant to make your body look awesome! So flat belly, perky breasts, toned arms and legs, and more.
The Perfect Body Diet also provides two diet options. The first one is to consume foods that are high in fats but low in carbohydrates. The second diet is the opposite, wherein foods high in carbohydrates and low in fats are prioritized.
Women’s Home Workout Bible
Popular trainer Brad Schoenfeld reveals the secrets to the perfect home exercises in this book. He outlines how to build a home gym out of the various budget levels available. Different workout activities using various kinds of gym equipment are found in the Women’s Home Workout Bible.
Schoenfeld shares in this book 12 kinds of exercise programs good for four weeks. The workout covers conditioning of the body, toning and sculpting, and some core stability. There are also cardiovascular exercises that can help burn fat.
Perfect Body: Beyond The Illusion
Perfect Body: Beyond The Illusion is Roe Gallo’s book that opens the minds of readers that many present-day diseases, such as arthritis, heartburn, diabetes, and even cancer, can be prevented and reversed by eating the right kind of book. The book came about from Gallo’s personal experience wherein she was warned that she would die of asthma or the medications she was taking for asthma.
Gallo scoured on every available literature that would provide her with details on how to help her with her condition. After much research, she discontinued taking her medicines and turned to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Losing weight takes a lot of hard work. It can be achieved by combining the right attitude, diet and physical activity. What also helps is having a guide and an inspiration that can get you through your weight loss journey, inspiration that you can get from your peers and family and also from helpful diet books.
The 20/20 Diet by Dr. Phil McGraw
This book covers seven different reasons why diets fail over and over again. Each of these roadblocks are then addressed using the latest theories and studies that have emerged. Aside from creating a plan that you can follow, the book also empowers you so you can reach your weight loss goal. Expect to read a lot of tough love advice in this book too.
The Sugar Smart Diet by Anne Alexander
Sugar has been viewed as the #1 enemy. That’s because excessive amount of sugar intake could lead to several health problems. The book empowers the readers to take charge of their sugar and not the other way around.
20 Pounds Younger by Michele Promaulayko and Laura Tedesco
This book provides you with different strategies in dealing with cravings and emotional eating. You will find checklists of nutritious foods that you should be consuming. There is also a guide to increase your metabolism and improve your strength. It even has skin care and stress relieving techniques that you will find very helpful.
The HD Diet by Keren Gilbert
The goal is to achieve a high definition life by choosing the right food. It is a 12-week plan that incorporates hydrophilic foods like oats and spinach into your well-balanced diet. These foods are not only healthy but it diminishes your cravings too. You can also read motivational stories from people who have tried this diet and lost up to 30 pounds.
The Healthy You Diet by Dawna Stone
The book helps you get rid of the seven unhealthy foods that causes inflammation – sugar, dairy, wheat, processed food, artificial sweeteners, red meat and alcohol. You can then choose from more than 100 delicious recipes in the book that do not contain the big seven, that will help you sustain and maintain your healthy weight.
We all know how important it is to have a healthy and glowing skin. After all, our skin plays a vital role in our body being its largest organ. Skin care can be very basic and there are still things that you can do to improve your skin health. If you don’t know where to start, here are a few books that may come in handy.
The Skin Care Answer Book by Mark Lees
The book is written in a Q & A format that is easy to understand and navigate. The author has more than two decades of practice and has been asked several questions. The book has the answers to all these commonly asked questions. It covers topics such as Understanding the Skin, Aging, Acne, Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Sun Care, Dark spots, Skin care products including skin problems that would need the help of a professional.
Skin Care Secrets: How to Have Naturally Healthy Beautiful Skin by Liz Earle
The book has a holistic approach in having a healthy beautiful skin. This covers topics such as practical help for skin problem such as acne and eczema to exercises that improve one’s skin tone. The book also provides readers with recipes of foods that help feed the skin.
Pregnancy Stretch Marks: The 5 Secrets to Getting Rid of Ugly Stretch Marks Every Mom-to-Be Should Know by Amanda Green
Although it is a pregnancy book, anyone can get basic information about stretch marks since stretch marks often develop when one experiences a rapid weight gain. It explains why some women get stretch marks and other don’t and it provides you with tips on how you can get rid of them using ingredients that you can find at home. Overall, this is a very informative book that doesn’t just focus on stretch marks alone. The reader is provided with information on how to help your skin stay supple and elastic as you continue to age.