Enjoy every weekend with these 10 tips

In life, you should aim to enjoy every weekend. The weekend is the time to put aside your work and focus on recharging so you can get physically, mentally and emotionally ready for the coming week.

So how do you enjoy every weekend?

 

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  • Tip #1: Drop all your work

I don’t care how busy you are; you should still make it a point to enjoy every weekend no matter how many reports you have due at work or school.

Don’t overwork yourself. It’s important to take every weekend off work to recharge.

 

  • Tip #2: Switch off your phone

Even if you are worried your boss might call you to ask about that report. Your boss must know that your weekends are your own private time and he/she shouldn’t interfere.

Switching off your phone and making yourself inaccessible to the outside world is definitely a great tip to enjoy every weekend.

 

  • Tip #3: Invite family and friends over

This is a great tip if you are determined to enjoy every weekend. Maybe you are already living with your immediate family. Then call your aunts, uncles and cousins over. Call your friends over and use the weekend to catch up with them.

Remind yourself why a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.

You have no friends? Then read these 12 easy tips to make friends easily.

Invest in great conversations with your loved ones. If you have trouble starting conversations then I recommend 12 easy tips to become a good conversationalist.

 

  • Tip #4: Cook healthy food

You are trying to enjoy every weekend, so don’t throw your healthy diet out the window. Now isn’t the time to gorge on unhealthy food.

The weekend is not some time off your journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle; it’s still a part of the journey, so eat healthy. Remind yourself why a simple healthy lifestyle requires a good diet.

Check out these 10 must-read pros of doing your own cooking and bring everyone together for some bonding.

 

  • Tip #5: Garden

Gardening is definitely a must-do if you want to enjoy every weekend. I tend to my vegetable garden every weekend.

Use the weekends to take care of the source of your healthy foods. If you don’t have a garden you should make it a point to have one. Limited space? Put some pots on your window sills.

Make a vegetable garden without spending any money is a post you must read.

 

  • Tip #6: Explore the outdoors

Especially if you are cooped up indoors on weekdays. This Sunday I spent my entire day outside, reconnecting with nature and enjoying some time away from technology. If you do that, I promise you’ll definitely enjoy every weekend.

 

  • Tip #7: Switch off the television

I know watching TV might sound like a great way to enjoy every weekend. But trust me, TV has no place in your journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

Watch less TV with these easy tactics.

If you truly want to enjoy every weekend, then switch off that television and do something worthwhile with your time instead.

 

  • Tip #8: Read

Reading is a great activity to do if you want to enjoy every weekend. I use the weekend to read my bible farther that I do on weekdays. I also occasionally enjoy a great book.

There’s a lot of reading material to choose from so you can enjoy every weekend. Invest your time in reading, it will be worth it.

Exercise caution as you read. I recommend my post are you aware of what you read?

Remember that reading is a great way to nurture your personal development.

 

  • Tip #9: Clean your surroundings

Don’t treat cleaning as an enemy. You should aim to keep your surroundings clean as part of your journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

Normally, you are too busy to do thorough cleaning on weekdays. So, do your cleaning on weekends and don’t let that dirt pile on into the next week.

I promise if you learn to appreciate activities like cleaning, you’ll enjoy every weekend.

 

  • Tip #10: Revisit your goals

You might be so busy on weekdays that you don’t have time to think about what you want in life.

Revisiting your goals and assessing your progress is the perfect way to enjoy every weekend. Not every one of your goals is work-related, I hope. You should have goals of what you want out of life in general.

Use the weekend to assess where you are on these goals. Are you making progress? Read these 12 signs you are making progress in your life.

 How successful are you feeling this weekend? Cultivate success everyday with these 7 effective tips.

 

The final word

In this busy world, it’s best that you make it a point to enjoy every weekend. We’ve become so busy and self-absorbed with our nonsense that we forget to live, and the weekend is your chance to really get in touch with what you were destined for: enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

 

Thank you for reading this post. How do you enjoy every weekend? Please share your tips with us by commenting.

 

 

5 signs you are living a spiritual life

If you are like me, you desire a truly spiritual life. Life in this world as we know it is moving farther away from the spiritual to physical, and this has led to so much emptiness in the lives of many.

Stick with this post so I can give you the signs that you are living a spiritual life.

 

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How exactly would I define a spiritual life?

It’s a life concerned with the spiritual as compared to the physical part of a person.

 

Maybe I’m still not clear on that.

Remember that man is a tri-part being. You ARE a spirit being, you HAVE a soul, you LIVE in a physical body.

So, essentially, you are a spirit, not a physical being. That means we must be working hard everyday to nurture and grow our spirits because that’s what we truly are, especially in full knowledge that a simple healthy lifestyle requires spirituality.

 

Are we doing that now?

Unfortunately, no. Most people have completely forgotten and many have never even acknowledged that they are spiritual beings and therefore fail to live a spiritual life.

Everything we do today is concerned with only the physical part of our existence. We do everything we can to take care of our physical bodies. Eating right, exercising, doing beauty treatments, and many of us going to great lengths to not let our physical bodies age.

Well, we might not reflect our true ages because we take care of ourselves. But we can never stop the hands of time. Just because you look 35 when you are 70 doesn’t make you 35, you are still 70.

Whether we like it or not, our physical bodies will die. But get this. Our spirits will never die. They will live for eternity.

It makes sense then that we should be taking care of that which is eternal. And we can set our spirits up for a lifetime of bliss and happiness by taking care of our spirits now while we are still alive in our physical bodies by making the right choices.

Maybe like me, that’s what you’re trying to do. So how will you know you are making progress at living a spiritual life?

Here are the signs you are living a spiritual life.

 

  • Sign #1: You crave the word of God

The word of God is meant to feed your spirit. Every word in the bible is God-inspired and is meant to nourish the spirit.

You’ll know you are concerned with the spiritual life when you crave the word of God and feel empty and incomplete without it.

But you are not going to get there on your own. You are going to have to make an effort to get in the word for you to get to the point of craving it. You can’t crave what you never knew in the first place.

So pick up your bible and immerse yourself in the true source of life. Having trouble with the bible? Then I recommend 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

 

  • Sign #2: Your prayers are less self-focused

When I prayed, it used to be all about me. God give me this and that, God do this and that for me.

I thought I was living the spiritual life just because I was praying. But it’s when you change your focus away from yourself to others that you begin to live a spiritual life.

God already knows what you need before you even ask him, so don’t worry about letting him know some things about your life because he already knows.

Instead, spend your prayer time praying for others around you and far away from you, whether you know them or not.

Now I spend less time talking about myself and more time praying for my family, our relatives and friends, our neighbors and their families, our young people, our country, our leaders, Africa, and the whole world.

I pray that God teaches us to help each other and put others’ needs before our own.

I  thank God for the nature he’s given us. But I’m thinking now that I should start praying and asking him to teach us how to take care of that nature.

Your prayer will become more fruitful when you focus on others. If you are struggling to pray then read these 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.

 

  • Sign #3: You enjoy and appreciate nature more than you ever have in your life.

Nature used to be just something around us. I never paid much attention to it until I started nurturing my relationship with God.

Now I marvel at nature all the time. I marvel at the unmatched light of the distant moon, sun and stars.

I marvel at the trees that have probably been here long before I even came, giving me the oxygen that I breathe.

I marvel at the animals that, though have nothing, still manage to remain taken care of.

I marvel at the plants springing back to life after a long, dead and cold winter.

I keep thinking that’s how God designed human beings as well. The long, dead and cold winter of our lives would be our troubles and failures: divorces, homelessness, financial hardship, sickness and disease, etc.

But God meant for us to spring back to life replenished and new at the end of our troubles, because they will surely come to an end.

You’ll know you are living a spiritual life when you feel connected to nature. You feel part of it and know it’s incomplete without you, just as you are incomplete without it.

 

  • Sign #4: You no longer care about what the world cares about

Fashion, all the empty entertainment, pleasing people. No, now that you are living a spiritual life you are concerned with only pleasing God, knowing if you please God, you please those who love God just like you do.

I no longer worry about what I have in my wardrobe or who’ll laugh at my outfit choice. Who’ll mock me because I’m not buying a car or a smartphone when everyone else. Who’ll mock me because I’m not on social media.

I no longer feel the need to compare myself to anyone. I now know no one on this earth is the standard, just as I’m not the standard. There’s only one standard and role model; and that’s Jesus Christ.

Read my post on do you have the guts to live life on your own terms?

Also read how to stop comparing yourself to others.

 

  • Sign # 5: You are no longer scared of death.

Death used to scare me to death (pun!). Not only was I scared of dying. I was also scared of losing loved ones. Death scared me into so much anxiety that sometimes I’d wake up in the middle of the night panting.

That was before I learned and understood that death of the physical body means nothing because when that happens, the true me, which is the spirit remains alive for eternity.

Now, I’m no longer scared of parting with my physical body because it was just a borrowed suit to begin with.

Instead of worrying about death, I kind of look forward to being with my father when he calls me. And it’s freeing living with that much peace and calm.

 

The final word

The spiritual life was something meant for each and every one of us as children of God. It’s us who choose daily to separate ourselves from our true nature by honoring the physical rather than the spiritual.

But you no longer have to live this limited life you’ve been living. You can elevate yourself to the level God intended for you.

If you feel like you are already living a spiritual life, now isn’t the time to stop. Keep striving to reach unknown heights of this life by staying close to God.

 

Thank you for reading this post. What do you think of it? Do you agree with my definition of a spiritual life? If not, please tell us why.

What are your own signs of living a spiritual life? Please share with us by commenting.

10 must-read pros of doing your own cooking

If you are wondering if you’d be better off doing your own cooking, you are right.

There are limitless pros to doing your own cooking versus buying ready-made food from restaurants or the supermarket. Read on to find out the pros of doing your own cooking.

 

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We all know that most people feel pressed for time to do their own cooking, what with all the demands on their time: kids, careers and many other commitments.

But why does doing your own cooking have to take a backseat when it comes to honoring those demands?

The way I see it, doing your own cooking should fit right at the top of your priorities seeing that it’s the quality of the food you eat that will determine whether or not you have enough energy to honor all the other demands.

Without wasting any more time, let’s dive straight into the pros of doing your own cooking.

 

  • #1: Doing your own cooking straight away puts you in charge of your diet and therefore your health.

Wouldn’t you like that? To have complete control over your diet instead of handing that control over to someone else like the indifferent chef at that restaurant or that exhausted one at the supermarket?

If you are serious about enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, and you know that a simple healthy lifestyle requires a good diet, then you know you have to be in charge of your own diet. And the only and best way to do that is by doing your own cooking.

If you are in charge of your diet, you’ll have control of your health, and that’s what we must all be striving for.

Your food choices will determine how healthy you are where the diet component of a simple healthy lifestyle is concerned.

Learn how to use food as medicine for your body with these 6 effective tips.

 

  • #2: Doing your own cooking straight away puts you in charge of your time

If you say you don’t have the time for doing your own cooking, then you are saying that you are a victim of time, and that’s a negative mentality to have.

Finding the time to do your own cooking puts you in complete control of time. You are not the victim and you can actually manage time better than someone who chooses to let time limit them.

 

  • #3: Doing your own cooking makes you prioritize on quality

If you are going to cook unhealthy food, then don’t bother. You’d be better off stepping into that restaurant or supermarket instead.

Because of doing my own cooking, I tend to prioritize on cooking the best quality food we have available at home.

If you are going to take the time and effort to do your own cooking, then your food has to be of the best quality.

 

  • #4: Doing your own cooking puts you in control of what goes into your food

I’m talking about your choice of ingredients. Not only do you get to decide on what ingredients to add but you also get to decide on how much of those ingredients to add.

I tend to add less oil and salt to my cooking. I don’t add sugar at all, except a little bit when I make bread because my family is not ready yet to quit sugar.

You need these  12 tips if you want to eat less sugar.

Being in charge of what and how much ingredients to put in your food will surely guarantee a healthy diet.

 

  • #5: Doing your own cooking helps stave off unhealthy cravings

You tend to crave healthy foods when you are doing your own cooking, provided you always cook healthy foods.

Remember that eating healthy/unhealthy is all about conditioning the  subconscious mind.

By cooking only healthy foods, you teach your mind that healthy foods are the only and best thing to eat, thereby getting rid of your cravings for unhealthy foods.

You’ll be interested in how to stop obsessing over calories.

You’ll also want to read how to stop binge eating.

 

  • #6: Doing your own cooking helps you save money

You save a lot of money. You don’t throw money away on those pricey dishes at the restaurant. You know how to compromise on ingredients in order to reduce costs while still obtaining the best quality.

You are careful not to unnecessarily throw out food and you learn to recycle things like stale breads, and the list is endless.

 

  • #7: Doing your own cooking may help you uncover a hidden cooking talent

There are a lot of people who don’t know they are talented at cooking simply because they’ve never taken the time to experiment with cooking, or maybe they did try it, but didn’t stick with it long enough to discover that talent.

I used to hate doing my own cooking. And because of that I was terrible at it. But then I quit my job and found myself sitting at home, faced with the responsibility of cooking for my family everyday.

It was that obligation that drew out the great cook in me. You might just discover your hidden cooking talent if you resort to doing your own cooking.

Read 10 important steps to discover and develop your talent.

 

  • #8: Doing your own cooking makes you appreciate life more

Because you are in touch with the food you eat, you tend to appreciate that more than if you let someone else do your cooking.

It wasn’t until I started doing my own cooking that I started appreciating how nature gives me the food that I eat, aware of their work in me to keep growing me everyday.

We are literally the food we eat. That’s a massive thing to ponder. And when you do, you’ll be passionate about doing your own cooking, eating clean and even growing your own food.

Make a vegetable garden without spending any money is a must read.

 

  • #9: Doing your own cooking fosters healthy relationships

And we all know that a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships. Doing your own cooking when you have a family will bring you together. I appreciate whoever does our cooking at home. I have new founded respect for them whenever they put my plate in front of me.

After a long day at work for you and school for your kids, why would you let the mechanical tendency of your lifestyle extend to your diet as well by eating store or restaurant-bought foods?

Don’t. Do your own cooking, encouraging your family to lend a hand and bond while you do so.

 

  • #10: Doing your own cooking puts you in charge of your weight

And weight is a source of concern for many people around the world. A lot of people are unhappy with their weight, but most if not all of them would lose all that excess weight and keep it off by doing their own cooking.

If you eat out everyday, how can you be shocked when you pack on extra pounds? I too used to worry about gaining weight, but since I started doing my own cooking, weight is no longer a concern because I have it under control.

 

The final word

Nothing beats doing your own cooking. It makes you a chef in your own kitchen. God gave us the natural ability to feed ourselves, so don’t hand that power over to another person and prioritize less important things over your own healthy eating.

There’s everything to be gained from doing your own cooking and nothing to lose from it. If you haven’t tried your hand at it or you’ve been skimpy about doing your own cooking, then start taking charge of what goes into your body because that literally builds or breaks you.

 

Thank you for reading this post. What are your thoughts about it? Do you do your own cooking? Then share with us your own pros? If you don’t do your own cooking, please share with us why?