5 Tips On How You Can Change Your Life!

1. Wake up early:

Waking up early gives you a chance to be productive while everyone else is asleep. It gives your mind the boost of creativity it needs, it gives you more time to plan out things and waking up early means that you’re serious about your work/business/job/career. It’s not an easy task to wake up early but those who do, they always climb the ladder of success.

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Related: My 7 Favorite Ways to Recharge My Energy Levels

2. Look Good:

Yes, this may sound strange but taking your time to look good will help raise your self-confidence, motivate you, and will trigger your mind into thinking that today is an important day; a day you shouldn’t miss out on.

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3. Make time for yourself:

I believe this is the most important aspect of our lives as we get so busy with our daily life/work that we forget to make time for ourselves. Selfcare is truly important if we want to reach our goals and fulfill our dreams. We must take at least 10 minutes every day to journal, to smile, to do something that makes us happy and you will soon see a change in your life because you’re not just working your butt off but you’re rewarding yourself for it as well.

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Related: 7 Activities To Do With Kids Amidst Lockdown

4. Make time for workouts:

I am a fitness freak and if I don’t work out even for a day, my body literally breaks down and I feel stressed, bloated, and unhealthy. As a result, I am unable to work properly and I tend to get a lot of writer’s block (apparently, I always have to resort to caffeine for that which is very unhealthy) So, get your body moving; be it for a walk, jog, or just going for grocery shopping. Do not be lazy because a moving body gives you a productive mind. Working out is beneficial for your body and not only will it make you look better but feel better too.

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5. Identify Your Goals:

This is another crucial step you must take every single day. Knowing your goals and dreams is significant if you want to see successful results. You need to plan your day, week, month, and year accordingly, you need to adjust your lives and you also need to tend to your daily needs without making others frown. How are you going to do that? by planning and by having a strong and positive mindset. You can’t just break down because you chose this path and you must reach your destination. How long will you stay in a hotel or Airbnb? Not long right? Think of your life that way and pursue your goals. Recall why you’re doing what you’re doing and trust me, you will be in charge of your mind, not the opposite.

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I hope you will use these 5 tips daily in your life and won’t give up because giving up means you’re losing the opportunity to make a name for yourself, to stand out from the crowd, and to make people realize that they can’t just look down upon you. So what’s it gonna be? wake up early and work? or sleep and watch your dreams fade away?

It’s your choice.

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World Health Day – Let’s All Become Healthier!

This year’s World Health Day’s tagline is to support nurses and midwives. It’s celebrated to remind the world leaders and people like us of the important role the nurses and midwives play in keeping the world healthy. Moreover, WHO will launch the State of World’s Nursing Report 2020 for the first time ever.

Because of COVID-19, the nurses and midwives have been giving their all to keep us all in a healthy and safe environment. They are risking their lives just being out there and therefore, we must do everything in our power to acknowledge their hard work and appreciate their services to the wellbeing of the society.

How Do We Observe It?

  • Thank the nurses and midwives.
  • Invest in nursing and midwifery education and employment.
  • Listen and engage nurses and midwives in decision making and explore their ideas.
  • Spread awareness about the importance of healthcare workers.
  • Educate others, sign up for a charity run and check out WHO website for campaign materials.
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How To Make Healthy Choices?

  • Eat a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Workout and drink more water.
  • Take some time to de-stress yourself; read a book, watch a movie, drink hot chocolate or just put on an eye mask and go to sleep.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking.
  • Consume less salt and sugar.
  • Get your vaccinations.
  • talk to someone if you’re feeling blue. This is the best time to call your friends and family!
  • Always wash and sanitize your hands before eating.

Although we are all self-quarantined, let’s not forget to stay healthy, avoid eating junk-food and be as active as possible. We are all in this together and if we follow the rules and stay safe–without unnecessarily going out–then we can end this pandemic quicker and people can get back to their repetitive lives.

Once again, a big round of applaud for all the nurses and the midwives!

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Easy Amaranth Flour Nutella cookies | Gluten/Dairy Free

This recipe is the perfect snack/dessert and it’s super easy to make!

I love Amaranth flour as it gives off quite a nutty and rainy flavor and smell. It goes well with any recipe, be it sweet or savory.

Today my sister made cookies using Amaranth flour and nutella. They were super delicious and the texture too was perfect; just like any other cookie.

I never knew Amaranth Flour would be so tasty!

At first, she was hesitant to use Amaranth flour because I’m the only one in my family who is doing a gluten and dairy free diet, but when she tried this recipe for me today, she fell in love.

Trust me, you’ll fall in love too with this simple recipe and with Amaranth flour.

All you need for the cookies are:-

Amaranth Flour – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Nutella – 2-3 tbsp (the chocolatier, the better)
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Egg – 1
Handful of Nuts of your choice

Method:-

Preheat oven to 170 degree c.

First mix the dry ingredients. Then mix the dry ingredients, make sure there aren’t any lumps. It should be a smooth flowing consistency. Combine the batter to the flour and mix with a spatula until everything is well combined. You will get a dough at the end. You can either add nuts while mixing the dough or decorate it at the end. It’s totally up to you.

Line a baking tray with butter paper or grease it with melted butter. Roll the dough and place it on the tray, leaving enough gaps for the cookies to flatten.

Bake for 30 minutes and voila, your cookies are ready to eat. But be sure to let them cool down a little before you chomp them all down.

Store these delicious cookies in the fridge. It will last upto 7 days!

I am so grateful for my sister to make the cookies today. I really needed something to ease my nerves and make me feel happy.

I hope you guys will try this recipe too and don’t forget to comment down how it turned out for you guys and whether you have liked Amaranth flour or not.

Until then,

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR!

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Post Workout Snacks

Just as snacking is important before your workout, eating a healthy and nutritional meal is also essential after a workout. 

You can’t get those six abs or the peach butt if you eat junk food after a really good workout that made you feel better and stronger. The moment you touch that potato chip or chocolate chip cookies, all your hard work becomes for naught.

Remember, food is fuel.

I know it’s super hard to resist gooey brownies and delicious sloppy burgers but if we want to reach our goal to becoming fit, healthy, strong and at our very best, then we gotta make some sacrifices. And not just any sacrifices, but real sacrifices that we love so dearly. 

I apologize if I intimidated you a little, I didn’t mean to. I just wanted to motivate you a little that’s all. Anyway, my point for today is, although I told you to make sacrifices, I never said not to sacrifice food because obviously, food is fuel and without fuel, you’re just a dead machine. 

Eat healthy, stay hydrated, sleep well, repeat.

Eating the right ingredients and portions will ensure that you reach your goal quicker and in an effective manner that will stay with you for a long time. All these crash diets and what-not diets that you’ve heard and seen on the internet might work for some people, but most of them struggle to see any results. That’s because most of these diets either tell you to not eat or eat a lot. Odd but true. 

Check out my previous post to find out the best Pre-Workout Snacks!

A proper diet consists of vegetables, fruits and meat, all of which must go to our body so that we rise better and stronger every morning. If you disregard even any one of the products, your body will gradually begin to malfunction, and you’ll be forced to suffer other problems that will eventually occur in time.

Always keep in mind, that the most important meal of your day is your breakfast and your post-workout meal. Post workout meal is the fundamental of your body. After a workout, your body loses most of its energy, fluids and tissues and weakens the muscles. So, what do you do to restore them all back and become whole again? You eat. But you can’t just eat anything because then your workout routines will seem worthless the next time you step on that weighing machine. 

Try to make your food look and taste delicious in your own way rather than following a recipe blindly.

A good post workout meal has the right amount of carbs, protein and fat. Add all three in your dish and you’ll never touch that tasty pie again. 

Here is a list of some Post-Workout Meals to energize you!

  • Peanut Butter Toast with Bananas (My absolute favorite)
  • Granola Bar
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Sliced apple with Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Fruits
  • Toast with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes
  • Toast with Avocados
  • Avocado shake
  • Smoothies
  • Protein Shake
  • Greek Yogurt with choice of Fruit
  • Grilled Chicken with Baked Vegetables
  • Rice with Brocolli
  • Boiled eggs
  • Chocolate milk
  • Veggie Omelette
  • Protein Pancakes
  • Oatmeals

You should eat in 30-45 minutes after your workout and don’t forget to hydrate yourself. Drink plenty of water, sleep well and don’t stress yourself too much.

With challenge comes change. Ask yourself, how bad do you want it? Push yourself and never give up!

Eat healthy and stay fit.

Peace neighbors!

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Easy Keto Bread Recipe

Now that you’re doing the Keto Diet, have you craved eating bread? The soft goodness that goes well with anything, be it butter and jam, or just another traditional curry that your mom or grandma had made on a Sunday night.

Well, you’ve stumbled on the right place because I’m going to tell you the recipe for bread that is low in carbs and perfect for your Keto diet! Don’t skip it because you might regret it later. So, without further ado, let’s get to the ingredients list!

 

Ingredients needed:

4 eggs

1 cup Almond flour

½ tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

 

Instructions:

Separate 3 egg whites and yolk and crack 1 egg in the yolk dish. Beat it. Add Almond flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix well. You should get a thick texture.

Now beat the egg whites until thick and fluffy. Then gradually mix the whites with the yolk and almond mixture and mix well. The texture will now become a smooth batter. Pour the batter in a Loaf pan and bake for 190 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes.

And there you go! You have a perfect bread that you can eat without thinking about gaining weight or getting out of Ketosis! Isn’t it super easy?

Please do try it and comment below your thoughts about it! I would love to hear from you all!

Then, peace neighbors.

See you in my next post~

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Easy Chicken Omelette Sandwich Recipe

So, you’re truly hungry and you’re dying to order a medium sized pizza with cheesy bread sticks with Jalapeno dip and a soda for lunch, but you estimate the time until it arrives and your stomach growls louder and your brain on the other hand tells you that all of those stuff is unhealthy so make your own lunch instead.

What do you do then? You eventually go jogging to the kitchen, open your fridge and see that there’s nothing in there but all those annoying healthy vegetables and eggs and dairy products and your brain once more starts to create these lunch ideas which are so boring but hey, you gotta eat something or you’ll die so you do and you end up with a burnt plate of broccoli and whatnot (If that didn’t happen to you then Wohoo!)

In the end, you just wait for your mom or sister to enter the kitchen and plead them to make something.

So, to end this chaos, I’m gonna tell you a simple recipe that can be made in no time and with just the ingredients that are lying in your dull fridge.

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Ingredients you’ll need:

2 slices of Whole Wheat Bread (Or up to you which bread to use)

2Tbs Eggless Mayonnaise (You can use any kind of Mayo)

2 Eggs

1 Small Onion (Chopped the way you like it)

1 Lettuce leaf

Boiled Chicken pieces

½ tsp Paprika

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

To make the Omelette: Sauté the onions for a minute or so or until it turns slightly brown. Then add salt, pepper and paprika. Sauté again and then add the boiled chicken pieces. Mix well for a minute or so and then crack your lovely eggs. Flip the egg once the layer is formed and cooked and cook the other side too (Obviously)

To make the Sandwich: Take 2 slices of Whole Wheat Bread and spread the mayonnaise on both the slices. Place a lettuce leaf on one side, then drop your egg and finally place the other slice right on top of your egg to make a sandwich. Easy right? It won’t even take 2 minutes, hah! It’s healthy and it fills your tummy. Eat with sauce or dip of your choice and make yourself happy~

Please do try it and comment below how it turned out and whether or not if you liked it or just plain cursed me under your breath because your Omelette just burned or you don’t have a boiled chicken…

P.S. You don’t really have to use boiled chicken if you don’t want or if you’re vegan. Plain onion Omelette will do too.

Then, see you in my next post guys~

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Keto Cheesy Bread Sticks Recipe

So, what is a Keto diet? You guys might’ve already searched it, right? It’s a high-fat, low-carb diet that everyone is now crazily following. Even my mom, sister and dad are doing it and hell, it’s been quite successful. (I’m not doing this diet because I’m already quite fit, lol but I do eat what they eat)

I’ve noticed that this diet is suitable for everyone, but the only little thing is, you need will power to do it. A lot of it at that because this diet makes you feel weak since you’re not eating any carbs. You stop eating those junk and sweets completely and mom says this diet is for the rest of our lives…You’ll need a hella lot more will power to stop those sweet and junk cravings like Pizza, Pasta and Cheesecakes.

But, luckily for those Keto Dieters out there, there’s Keto based products we can use in our daily lives to eat tasty stuff! Thank God for that.

Although today, I’m going to write about a recipe I made for my Keto Family because they can’t eat what I often crave. CHEESY BREAD STICKS!

YAASS! Now, the normal cheesy bread sticks are filled with carbs but this one here, is low-carb and perfect for tea time snacks or dinner appetizers or just plain lunch if you’re not that hungry.

 

Ingredients you’ll need:

1 Cauliflower (Riced)

2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese

2 Eggs

½ tsp Oregano

½ tsp Garlic Seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste

Pizza Sauce (Optional)

Instructions:

Microwave the riced cauliflower in a closed container for about 10 minutes. Let it cool a little before you add the ingredients. Till then, preheat the oven at 220 degrees Celsius and while the oven is preheating, mix the ingredients and also keep a baking tray ready with the baking sheet.

Mix well the eggs, 1 cup cheese (reserve the other cup) oregano, garlic seasoning, salt and pepper. Drop the mixture into the tray and just flatten it into a rectangle. Do not make it too thin or too thick and do not add any toppings if you have any because first, you need to bake the crust.

Bake it for about 25-30 minutes. Once baked, add your toppings. I added Pizza Sauce for my bread sticks since I wanted it to taste a bit like pizza but be sure to check the carbs and the sugar. I used a low-carb pizza sauce. Spread the sauce or your desired choice of toppings on the baked crust, add the other cup of cheese and if you think you need more cheese, don’t be afraid to add more! And finally, bake it for another 5 minutes and Voila! Your cheesy bread sticks are ready to serve! Oh, don’t forget to add a bit of parsley for just the slight decoration and to make it look tastier.

Cut into long sticks and serve with Jalapeno or Garlic dip~

I hope you guys like this recipe. Please do try it and comment below how it turned out and whether you liked it or not or if there was any changed you’ve done to this simple yet delicious recipe!

Be sure to keep checking my blog for more recipes like these.

See you guys in my next post!

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