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When we’re looking to make changes in our life in order to be healthy or to be happier we’ve got to go where the heart is: our home. Your home is a place that can either house a lot of temptations or it can be somewhere that provides you with the foundation for strengthening yourself.
When it comes to well-being and weight loss, the one key room in your home is your kitchen. In order to eat well and therefore be well, you’ve got to change your relationship with this all-important space. But how can we do this?
Improving Your Relationship With Your Diet
Of course, healthy cooking is crucial to ensuring a healthy individual. But if you are someone who very easily manages to find a spare chocolate bar at the back of the cupboard, this is where things need to change.
Think about turning the kitchen into a space that will nurture your healthy attitudes rather than hinder them. For example, if you change the space and think about it as a constant reminder for you to eat well, you can do this by little investments.
You can make the space a lot more enticing through French Knot homewares and decor to give the space a bit of class, but you also need to consider those little touchpoints around the kitchen that remind you to be healthier.
This could mean getting rid of unhealthy food items that you keep in the cupboard for when you’ve had a bad day. You should also think about the things you keep in your refrigerator on a daily basis. If you start to act with a more streamlined mindset in terms of your foods this can reduce the choice, so, therefore, you won’t feel the temptation to snack on unhealthy foods.
Once you change your kitchen space to remind yourself that you have to stay on the right side of healthy by providing little reminders and stylistic touches, this will do wonders for your morale.
Improving Your Relationship With Your Space
When you change up your kitchen for it to be a key part of your home you may think it requires an extensive makeover. Updating your kitchen can make it a more attractive part of the home.
After all, the kitchen is the hub of the home, but this means you need to have a good working relationship with it. If the space is frustrating and it’s easier to cook a microwave meal rather than work hard at making something healthy, you are fighting a losing battle. Make it a space you enjoy having a coffee in.
It’s worth thinking about ripping out the cabinets and replacing it with a kitchen island or galley. Not only does this make the space easier to manoeuvre, but it can also transform the area into a more social space. Updating your kitchen can make it a more attractive space for socializing so, therefore, you will give it the time it needs to make nicer and healthier meals.
Improving Your Relationship With Your Home
To live a healthy life, you’ve got to have a healthy home. When we change our relationship with our kitchen in order to make it a brighter and appealing space this is only half the battle. If you are trying to change your life but you feel that your home is dull or miserable, it doesn’t put you in the right mindset. This means you got to turn your home into somewhere that can inspire you.
This may be through pieces of decorative art that can give you a morale boost or think about changing the purpose of one of your rooms. It’s not something that everybody can do, but if you have a spare room, turning it into a home gym can make all the difference. But also, the great thing about exercise these days is that you don’t need to have expensive equipment.
Creating a space in the living room to exercise using your body weight and some resistance bands can be all you need. Once you start to associate parts of your home with healthiness and happiness, this becomes embedded in your subconscious. This means that if we have a home that is associated with gorging on sugary treats and being lazy this is all we ever do.
This is why it’s important to change your relationship with these important spaces. It’s not easy but it’s something that we should all do. Many people have now taken inspiration during these lockdowns to get fitter and healthier and have, therefore, made new associations with their home space. You can do the same.
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