FEBRUARY 2017 – What is the easiest way to fall short of your goals? Absence of planning. Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
And I believe this is true. Without a plan, we spin our wheels and end up doing things that are not the best choices health-wise, money-wise, or time-wise. It is hard for us to be proactive while life is so busy. If we would only realize that we are not spending more time, just more time in the planning stage.
Sit down with a cup of tea and make a meal plan for the week. Then create a grocery list (OurGroceries is a free app that is simple to use on any smartphone). If you use a smartphone app your list is always with you. Choose a day when you will be home for several hours and get food prepared that will carry you for the next several days. Make extra that can be frozen so you can have instant meals.
See my point? More time is spent planning but less time preparing meals each day.
Join me next month for more ways to simplify your life and make healthier choices. Until then…be well.
Janice Silk is a Nutrition Consultant that believes small changes can bring about big results.