4 Ways You Can Ensure You Are Staying Healthy For Your Kids

 As a parent, you always want the best for your children. This includes being your best self that you possibly can be. Children will always want to go out and do fun things with the ones they love. If you are not feeling up to it or you have anxiety about venturing out then you should look into ways to resolve this. 

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This is a very important aspect of your life that you should be focusing on. If you lead an unhealthy lifestyle there are a few risks associated with it. For one it can lead to life-limiting conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. You also have to be wary that your children learn by copying and imitating what they see others doing. If your children see you eating unhealthy snacks and then you tell them to eat a carrot they may become defiant as they want what you have. If you struggle with your weight there are options available, such as gastric balloon procedures. 

Following a healthy balanced diet is best and believe it or not is relatively easy. You can have cheat days that will allow you to have a takeaway or some yummy sweet treats. Drinking water will help a lot as well. You and your children should be aiming to drink between 1.5 - 2 litres of water each day.


Exercise goes hand in hand with diet when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. When people think about exercise they always seem to think the worst. For example, running on a treadmill at full speed in the gym. This isn’t the case and having fun with your kids in the park could count as exercise. Grab a ball and have a game of footy with them or a game of tag. You all have fun and exercise together without even knowing it. 

Think of fun active activities to do with your children, such as swimming or climbing. 


You may laugh as sleep doesn’t seem to exist much when you have kids but getting as much sleep as possible per night will really do wonders for your body and mind. As an adult, you should be aiming for at least 8 hours of solid sleep each night. Failure to get this can result in many things including irritability and problems with your concentration. Two things you don’t want to be dealing with when you have children to look after. 

If you are struggling to sleep or settle at night and it has nothing to do with the children then finding out the cause could fix the issue. It may be due to anxieties or thoughts. It could even be something simple like an old lumpy mattress that you are sleeping on. If your mattress is older than 8 years of age look into replacing it as they only really ‘live’ for this amount of time.

Avoid stress 

Finally, another one that may seem impossible with children. Avoiding stress can improve your life and mood significantly. If you have toxic friends then find a way to get rid of them out of your life. This will give you the boost that you need to take charge again. Work could also be causing you problems if you are able to think about looking for an easier less stressful job.

Redecorate or Relocate? How Do You Know?

 When we first buy a house, we fall a little bit in love with its bricks. Over time though, the novelty can wear off, and we might find ourselves wondering - exactly how much do we love the home we are in? 

Here are some signs that it’s time to book the man and van to get your stuff moving or to grab a few tubs of paint. 

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Lick of paint

As you walk around, and you are constantly pointing out things that need to be done? Or are you content with the way it looks? 

Often a sign it is time to take action is when we are becoming restless with our surroundings. Most homeowners decorate when they first move in and then leave it for a while - after all, it can be expensive. 

But if the way you feel about what you are looking at can’t be solved with a lick of paint or wallpaper - It’s time to start checking websites with housing listings

Visiting Others

When we visit friends and family, it is natural to take a look around and take some inspiration, but if you are looking around at the layout or the size of the home - the chances are you are ready for a change. 

If you can’t afford to move home right now, then taking stock of how they have decorated might be the perfect thing. 

Not invested

When you moved in, did you spend time carefully curating the look in each room? Or did you grab exactly what you needed to make it livable? If it is the latter, and you haven’t felt the urge to furnish the home to make it more comfortable, then you should probably start looking elsewhere. 

When you are invested in how the property looks inside, you are making it somewhere you can see yourself living in for a long time. 

Often a sign of this is heavier furniture and features that become part of the property, like extensions, conversions and other personalisation. 

Loving coming home

Most often, when people have been away for a while, they want nothing more than to come home to a space they love with all of their creature comforts. If you find that you would instead be heading anywhere else but home - then it might be time to consider moving. 


If you have already attempted to make some decorative decisions in the home, and you just find that no matter what you are doing - it doesn’t feel like it’s enough, then that is a definitive sign that you aren’t happy and should be considering your next move. 

Unpacked boxes

Quite often, some boxes remain in the attic or the garage and never seem to get unpacked. By not unpacking the boxes, you aren’t committing everything you own to the house. 

When we hold part of our lives in storage, it’s not worth unpacking in the back of our minds - because we won’t be staying that long. 

If any of those feelings seem familiar, then it is time to consider if a lick of paint is the right choice - or should you be looking for your forever home?

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