There are two ways to approach a situation that throws you off your normal, healthy schedule. The first — and maybe more common — way is to say, “Oh, well! It’s out of my control so I guess I’ll just do the best I can and know I’m going to slip up.” The second way is to see it as an opportunity to incorporate new healthy habits — and as you might have guessed, this second way is the way I like to roll.
Take, for example, vacations. In some cases, vacay means you have loads of free time, which means that, yay! You’ve got all kinds of opportunities to get active and sample interesting, healthy foods.
Now, holidays are, admittedly, a little different. Typically we still have to get our normal duties done, but are adding more in (like parties, shopping, travel, etc.). With all of that, it’s definitely easy to throw in the towel and say you’re gonna “try.” And that’s okay — really, it is! — but if you’re gonna try, set yourself up for success with a plan and the right tools.
What does that mean, exactly? Well, when you’re filling in your calendar with the holiday parties and travel days and work deadlines, add in the healthy things you want to make time for. Pencil in an hour for your workouts, or make an appointment with yourself for 10 minutes after work so you can meditate, or make a date with your oven to get those healthy breakfast muffins baked so you’ve got an easy grab-and-go breakfast all week long.
As for tools … look no further than your smart phone. There are loads of apps out there that are designed to help you live your healthiest life — wherever you are and whenever you have time. Here are a few that we’ve used and/or heard good things about. And you’ll find a few others here and here!
9 Healthy Apps You Can Take Anywhere
Want workouts on the go? Try an app that allows you to do workouts at home or helps you find workouts near you when you’re traveling, like:
Need to get your mind right? Get your meditation on with apps like:
Looking for a little help in the healthy eats department? Use your phone to find local restaurants that suit your needs, shop for healthy ingredients and discover delicious new, healthy recipes:
I am very well aware that there are so, so many other awesome ones out there. What are a few healthy-living apps you use on the regular? —Kristen