It’s so important to stay healthy when you work from home. Let’s face facts. Many work from home jobs have you sitting in the same spot for long periods of time. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up sitting for hours at a time.
Even worse than not getting up and moving about is the season that is upon us. It started Saturday with Sweetest Day, and it’ll end December 31st. It’s two and a half months of candy, goodies, cakes, pies, carbs, wine, sugar, and fat.
Every Sweetest Day my husband gets a big pile of candy for me (Andrea), and one for our son. This year was no different. I love candy. (Scratch that. I love chocolate.) But having a big sack of candy next to my computer while I work is awful. I will become a severe candy junkie if I’m not careful.
It starts with one piece. And then that is so good, well, I’ll just have another. And another. And pretty soon I have ten candy wrappers next to me and I’ve decided to skip lunch. This is not good. Eventually I’ll get hungry because I’ve had no nutrients, and so my hand is in the candy bag again.
I can’t live on candy - and shouldn’t - and neither should you. You need nutrients to feed that awesome brain and to keep you motivated while you work throughout the day. You’re going to have a lot of treats around these next few months, and you’ve got to remind yourself that a treat is not a meal.
What should you do? Keep the candy away from your work space. If you have to get up for it, you’ll be less likely to eat it. Also, put the candy away - in a jar or cabinet. I put my candy in a cookie jar I have on my counter. (Oddly enough, I never put cookies in it!) Once the candy is out of sight, I truly do forget about it. I have actually thrown candy away because I’ve forgotten about it and it turned old and grey!
It’s okay to have these treats, but feed your work at home brain with healthy snacks during the day and stop yourself from becoming a candy junkie! #HealthMatters
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.