Find more space for yourself in 2018

Find more space for yourself in 2018

January 06, 2018

Last year, like all other years before it, has passed at an astonishing rate. Time flies when you’re having fun, and time really flies when you’re busy! 2017 was a year full of exciting change and new challenges, but I can’t help but wish I had taken more time for myself.

I want to read more fiction, do more yoga and discover new music, but these things all require space and time that I haven’t yet been able to prioritise.

It’s time to start prioritising. If everyone else is worthy of my time, care and attention, then so am I! Taking care of myself will benefit those around me, too, because when I am relaxed and recharged I have the energy and the willingness to give wholeheartedly. It’s a win-win.

Of course, we don’t all have the luxury of taking long walks on the beach every day, so here are a couple of great tips for finding more quality time for yourself this year:

  • Decide what you want. By making “me-time” a specific, measurable goal, you can hold yourself accountable and ensure you get what you need. Even if it’s just half an hour sitting in the garden with a glass of wine; plan for it, value it, and do not give it away.
  • Rearrange your calendar. If you’re struggling to find the time, try evaluating the way you’re spending your days and identifying time that could be better spent. Maybe you get sucked into browsing Pinterest more than you need to, or maybe you’re working too hard, which leads us on to the next point….
  • We’ve talked about delegating in an earlier blog post; this means giving the kids jobs, and outsourcing some of the bigger stuff like cooking and cleaning.
  • Enjoy it. Me-time isn’t a chore, but it is a necessity! So relax, accept that you are deserving of your own space, and enjoy every minute of it.

FoodSt is a local initiative connecting passionate home-cooks with busy professionals. To find out more go to foodst.com.au

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Word on the Street

Food for thought... How do you eat?
Food for thought... How do you eat?

October 02, 2018

Read More

Hand-made, home-cooked, and meaningful: four easy ideas for Valentine’s Day
Hand-made, home-cooked, and meaningful: four easy ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2018

Some of us are born romantics who love any opportunity to celebrate love, and others are a little more sceptical about the fourteenth of Feb. (With good reason, too; Valentine’s Day is unabashedly consumer-driven. Those little heart-shaped

Read More

Follow your cooking dreams without quitting your day job
Follow your cooking dreams without quitting your day job

December 26, 2017

As a family we’ve talked about ways that she could fulfil her dream of cooking – like a small catering business that she could run during the day – but it has never quite been feasible. The risk of giving up her nursing job and pouring her savings 

Read More

Portion Sizing Information


As a guide:

Protein per serve = 150 - 200g 
Total Weight per serve = 300 - 400g
Anything less than these weights are tagged as "LIGHT MEALS"

To help you decide on portion sizing:

 1 Adult 1 Serving
2 Adults 2 Servings
2 Adults & 2 Children under 10  3 Servings
2 Adults, 1 Child under 10 and 1 Older Child 3 Servings