Why I Eat Healthy

Hello everyone;) Today I have a bit of a different kind of post for you. I wanted to share a little about myself, and why I eat the way that I do.

I feel like there’s a lot of speculation about healthy eating, especially among teenagers. We know that we should be eating well, but are kind of suspicious of the taste of healthy food. Whenever I order a water instead of pop at a restaurant or say no thanks to ice cream, I feel like people assume that I’m on some kind of diet or something.

The truth is, for me healthy eating isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. Eating whole, healthy food makes me feel so good. I know that I’m putting things inside my body that will nourish it. I never limit the amount of food that I eat, I just eat food that is healthy, and I honestly love it.

This has definitely been a recent development, because for the past couple of years I’ve been experimenting with healthy eating and have only now really been able to make food that is both nutritious and delicious. At the beginning of my journey, I had a notion that healthy eating was all salads and carrot sticks, which is something that I think a lot of teenagers believe. My mission as a food blogger is to show you guys the amazing variety of healthy and tasty dishes that you can make, and hopefully get you to fall in love with healthy eating like I have.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you should only eat the way that I do or that you should never eat junk food ever again, because I treat myself every once and a while too. I just want to share my passion with you and show you that healthy food is awesome;)) I hope that through my posts you learn how to cook good food and have fun doing it. Thanks for reading and be sure come back Friday for an awesome recipe!!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

Why I Journal plus 10 Journaling Prompts

Hi guys;) I’m this post I wanted to share why I journal, and I don’t mean bullet journaling. I mean sitting down and writing about how you feel and what’s going on in your life.

Journaling really helps me to know where I’m at. Releasing all of the thoughts in my head onto paper kind of organizes my mind and makes me reflect on what’s going on and what my next steps should be.

In my bullet journal I tend to do two reflections per month; one in the middle of the month and one at the end of the month. Some people journal every day or every week, but I’ve found that that’s what works for me. You should journal whenever you feel overwhelmed or you feel like you need to reflect on anything. I usually just write down whatever’s in my head at the moment, but sometimes I need a little nudge to get me started. Down below are ten journal prompts that you can use. Remember, like bullet journaling, there’s no right or wrong way to journal. Write whatever you need to, whenever you need to.

  1. How are you feeling right now? Why are you feeling this way?
  2. What could you do to make yourself feel better?
  3. What are three things that you’re grateful for in this moment?
  4. List five things that you love about yourself.
  5. Think ahead to the person you want to become in five years. If that person saw you now, what do you think they would say? What can you do right now to become that person?
  6. Make a list of the things that make you happy.
  7. In the past week, what have you done for others? What have you done for yourself? Which do you need to do more of?
  8. What can you improve on in your life right now? What are some things you’re doing right?
  9. What is something that you could do to bring you closer to your goals? Write something for today, this week, this month and this year.
  10. What’s something to look forward to in your life?

I hope that you find these prompts helpful and that you enjoy journaling. For me it’s a really helpful tool to reflect on my life. See you all next week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

5 Things I Want To Do More of In The New Year

‘Sup everyone? I bet that you guys have many New Years resolutions, and hopefully you’ve stuck to them for the first week of 2019. In this post I wanted to outline some things I’ve started doing recently that I really enjoy and want to make a part of my routine in the new year. I haven’t numbered them because I want to do them all in equal amounts. In my Bullet Journal, the word I chose to define this year is ‘discover’. In 2019, I want to start discovering myself, as well as new ideas and adventures. These five things will help me to do just that. I hope that they inspire you to do the same!

Going On Walks

I recently got a puppy, so I was forced to go on more walks per week than I’ve gone on in the past year. But slowly, they grew on me. Walks are great because they allow you to relax and think about what’s going on in your life, or just think about nothing at all and be mindful of the things around you. Going for a walk is a great way to clear your mind while getting some fresh air. For all of the above reasons, I’d definitely like to go on more walks in 2019. I think my dog will thank me for it;)

Planning Ahead

Even though I started bullet journaling last year, I didn’t feel like I was very good at planning ahead. This is because my future log was super tiny. This year, I have way more room to write down future events and actually know what’s going on in my life! Even if you don’t have a bullet journal, I recommend getting a planner or even putting things into your phone so that you can keep track of events coming up. This will prevent you from forgetting important dates, and help you to feel on top of things!

Listening To Podcasts

I discovered podcasts a little while ago, and I absolutely love them! Unlike YouTube videos, you can listen to a podcast while doing something else, which is a bonus. I’m currently into Philosophize This!, a podcast about philosophers throughout history and their ideas, which I highly recommend, but there are hundreds of podcasts about everything from science to business to current events. I like to listen to Philosophize This! while on walks, and sometimes even in school if I have time.

Watching The News And Reading Non-Fiction

In the New Year, I’d like to keep up with what’s going on in the world. I’ve started watching the news in the morning, and it’s great because it gives me insight into things that are happening in my community, as well as in other countries. Although, I like to check out a couple different channels because I know that there can be certain biases when it comes to media, and want to get the most accurate information possible. As for reading more non-fiction, I subscribed to National Geographic right after Christmas. I read a lot of novels, and while they’re entertaining and sometimes contain good lessons, I want to broaden my horizons a little bit. Like I said at the beginning of this post, I want to discover new things this year, and watching the news and reading some non-fiction will help me to learn some cool stuff:)

Bake

I absolutely love to bake. I got a new mixer for Christmas, and plan on making croissants this week. I’ll let you guys know how they turn out;) But what I really wanted to get across here is that you should make time to do the things you love. To find yourself, you have to find what you enjoy doing and do those things. So, in 2019, take the time to slow down and do the things you love with the people you love❤️

That’s all for this post! I hope you guys found it interesting and will try some of the things I mentioned this year;) See you next week!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked🎉

5 Things to Start Doing in the Mornings for a Better Day

Happy Monday! Not! This is mostly because my books still haven’t arrived…… argh! But even with a great book to read, Mondays still generally suck. Why? Well, we’re tired,  unorganized, and would way rather sleep until noon than get up and start the week. I hear you. However, there are some things you can do in the mornings to lessen the pain, and that is exactly what today’s post is about. As you scroll down this page, you’ll find five things that I try and do each morning to help me get through my day. So get your mousepads, thumbs and mouses (do you say mice or mouses when your talking about your computer mouse?) ready and take it away!

 

1. DON”T PRESS SNOOZE!

Even though waking up in the morning can seriously suck, I recommend that you DO NOT press snooze on your clock. Scientists say that even though it might feel good, that five minutes of rest you get when hitting snooze isn’t a very good sleep and can leave you feeling agitated afterwards. It also prevents your body from associating the sound of the alarm with getting out of bed, which makes it harder to do so. So set your clock for the time that you want to get up, and make sure you actually get up when it goes off!

 

2. Write Down 3 Goals for the Day

You might’ve remembered that I started doing this in my Bullet Journal in January, but unfortunately I stopped recently. I have no idea why! Setting specific goals for yourself each day is a great way to focus on and prioritize your tasks. When you have something specific that you know you want to get done, you might think twice about watching TV reruns for two hours. Daily goals can support your weekly and monthly ones, like this month I want my right splits to be flat, so I’ll stretch every day. Boom. And at the end of each day, it feels so good to check of those to-dos.

 

3. Make Your Bed

This seems like a pointless and tedious chore, but it only takes thirty seconds, and I find it accomplishing to leave a tidy room behind when I start my day. I actually watched a video titled: “If You want to Change the World, Make Your Bed Every Day”. It’s really motivational, and it basically talks about how a little bit of self-discipline can go a long way. Coming home to a nicely made bed doesn’t hurt, either;)

 

4. Meditate

Meditation doesn’t have to be all fancy; I find that just having a bit of quiet time each morning is beneficial. I like to stare out my window and think about any goals I have for that day, and build up a positive attitude towards the tasks I have at hand. Ending with a few moments to focus on my breathing really calms me down and gets me ready to tackle my day.

 

5. Eat a Nutritious Breakfast

This might be the most important thing on the list! Eating a nourishing breakfast fuels you for the day ahead, and helps you focus at school, work, or wherever you happen to be. Try to include some fruit, as the natural sugars will give you a much-needed boost, but stay away from sugary cereals. My favourite breakfast right now is banana with plain greek yogurt and natural peanut butter- Mmmm! They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I agree. Don’t skip it!

 

There’s my advice for a good morning! I hope you found something worthy of implementing into your routine, but if I had to pick one, I’d say that breakfast is the most important thing on this list. It’s amazing what your body and mind can do with the proper fuel! See you next time;)

 

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked