Caribbean Cooking, Yard Work & Fitness (Working From Home)

Whether you work from home or in a group setting, depending on the nature of your career, you can spend a lot of time sitting.

Work-from-home-wise, things like pattering around the kitchen, stretching, going for a walk, doing strength-training or a workout, gardening, help keep the body moving and circulation flowing properly during the day, so you don’t stay stagnant in any one position for too long.

At least, I find it helpful though there are times when a marathon reading, writing or editing session is called for.

Homecooking wasn’t always a part of my day – I was wayyy too busy for that – but it is now, and it helps me add a new flavour to each day while working from home.

In this video, you’ll see some:

  • home-cooking
  • shopping
  • nature views of the west coast of Barbados
  • light yard work
  • my upgraded fitness regime
  • jack russells

 

When you work from home, depending on the nature of your career, you can spend a lot of time sitting. Things, like pattering around the kitchen, stretching, going for a walk, doing strength-training or a workout, help keep the body moving and circulation flowing properly, so you don’t stay stagnant in any one position for too long.

Movement also usually makes us drink much more water than when we’re sitting down for hours on end. Stretching and exercise are not only good for the body but they’re revitalizing for the mind (and a great alternative for those tough times when you’d rather not punch a pillow – or a person.)

My background is mostly in dance (and the gym on and off), so the walk & jogs started last year were a change and challenge. I recently upgraded that and now include strength training, ab work, and simulated skipping – still fine-tuning the combo of exercises that work best for my body type and goals, but more focused on being consistent.

By the way, do you use the Health app (or another) on your phone, to log your daily amount of steps and flights climbed?

Onto a more quiet movement:

I find cooking:

  • relaxing (seasoning, chopping, slicing)
  • exciting (smelling the aromas of spices and blending of flavours…waiting for those cookies to rise)
  • and another reason for thanksgiving

Even the most mundane of tasks can be spruced up by the attitude we approach and tackle them with – not all the time, but a lot of the time.

What repetitive and slightly-tedious task can you add some flavour and refreshed purpose to?

 

 

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Hi, I'm Indra, blogging from Barbados. Here youโ€™ll find content tips for the creative, refreshment reminders for everyday life, and beautiful nature views from around the island. Get ready to nurture your gifts and shape a thriving business that aligns with your wellness. I'm a writer, singer and blogger who now mostly works from home, balancing house & yard work with creative career tasks. On a quest to grow more grateful each day. As a teen I almost gave up on life; now as a woman saved by grace, I'm living joyfully with purpose, encouraging the overwhelmed and overworked. This blog was launched when I pressed pause of travelling and being busy on the road and moved to a farm in the countryside, where I started growing food, hiking and fishing. Now, I'm on the west writing, cooking, recording, and creating content daily. Thanks for joining the journey, and remember to follow 'Joy within' blog for firsthand updates on new posts.

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