Working parents today tend to feel a need to do it all: chauffeur the kids to school, work eight or more hours a day, pick up the kids from school, help them with homework, and then burn the midnight oil to complete a work project. Who has time to catch one’s breath, let alone catch some sleep? How can a new parent keep everything under control without pushing over the limit?
Here are four ways for achieving a healthy work-life and home-life balance:
Too busy to spend much time exercising? Not to worry. The Department of Health and Human Services advises that just 30 minutes of exercise per day can have a positive impact on your health.
Here’s a quick list of some of the best 30-minute exercise routines:
Large family gatherings may elicit excitement for some, but they can cause anxiety for people hosting a party. If that’s you, and you have visions of burned or undercooked food dancing in your head instead of sugarplums, remember that you can pull off a memorable holiday dinner, without the migraine.
Follow these stress-relief tips:
Winter holiday celebrations worldwide overflow with taste-tantalizing delicacies and multi-course meals. They also mean the arrival of guests bringing not only good cheer, but also side dishes, pets and bouquets of flowers. Add a live Christmas tree to the festivities and you have the right ingredients for a perfect allergy storm.
So, what’s a host or hostess to do? The answer is to ask guests ahead of time if they have any known food, pet and airborne allergies and to share that information to help minimize the risks to all guests.
Throughout November, we invited you to participate in our Gerber Life “30 Days of Thanks” and asked what you’re most thankful for. We then shared responses on our social media sites. View the Slideshare below to see what some of you said you’re most thankful for. Then, take a moment to appreciate the good things, little and big, in your own life.