How has your daily routine changed since we’re spending more time at home? We’re sharing what our current routine looks like, and how we’re staying healthy- mentally + physically. This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus; however, all opinions are my own.
My Current Routine + Tips On Maintaining Healthy Wellness
Since we’re spending more time at home these days, our daily routine is on repeat. It’s vital for our mental health and wellness to add variety to this routine. With so much happening all around us, self-care is uber important. It’s also essential to eat healthy and balanced meals, which brings us to one of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning.
I live an active lifestyle, which includes getting up every day at 6 a.m. and enjoying a meal that consists of a well-balanced breakfast and Florida Orange Juice. Breakfast is the most crucial part of my mornings, and it helps me power through the highs and lows of my jam-packed days.
Florida Orange Juice brings back a flood of memories, starting with my mom. She was, for the most part, a stay at home mom raising eight kids. When it came to keeping her family fed and healthy, she made sure we ate plenty of fruits and vegetables and drank our daily cup of 100% orange juice.
My mom was on the right track, and even though she may not have known about all of the benefits of 100% OJ I can still hear her say, “Make sure you drink all of your orange juice, it’s good for you!” It sounds like my mom did know best. It turns out Florida Orange Juice provides key nutrients that help support a healthy immune system, and an eight-ounce serving is loaded with many of the nutrients like vitamin C, folate, thiamin, and potassium your body needs. Plus, it is high in beneficial antioxidants, and fortified versions offer calcium and vitamin D.
Our Daily Routine Looks Like This
Over the last few months, my schedule has consisted of rising early and enjoying a quiet house and delicious breakfast. From there, I start working on content for our blog and social media channels. Once Tatanisha gets up, we make a list of things we need to get done while she enjoys her coffee. Her morning includes quiet time and meditation before jumping into her day. The boys get up shortly, eat breakfast along with a glass of Florida Orange Juice, and get started on their school work. Throughout the day, we work in our respective spaces, have lunch breaks, dance breaks, and complete house chores.
Grocery shopping, laundry, and cooking dinner still happen daily, and I take breaks to go outside for a walk, check on my garden, and play with our Labradoodle.
Here’s how I take care of my mental and physical health
Exercise. My daily routine includes morning meditation, stretching, a daily walk, and doing an enhanced cardio workout 2-3 times a week. And post-work-out, drinking 100% orange juice helps to replenish water and electrolytes lost during my workout routine.
Buy a plant or two. One of my favorite hobbies is taking care of my plants. I am a proud plant dad, and a little green therapy goes a long way in helping me take my mind off of things. Keeping my plants alive and thriving has been a necessary distraction, and it’s a great way to reduce stress.
Find a creative outlet. Reading is another way I can escape into my little world, decompress, and forget about reality for a bit. I also enjoy writing short stories and poetry, which are both creative outlets and coping mechanisms to express whatever emotions I am feeling on any given day of the week.
Find ways to have date night at home. Time with The Mrs. is always time well spent. I love cooking for her and our boys. There’s nothing like taking care of and spoiling those special people in your life. A couple of times a week, we’ll just sit together minus our electronic devices and connect by talking about our day, the boys, and our plans for the upcoming weeks and months. These moments typically include light snacks + appetizers, as well as a glass of 100% orange juice.
Meditation. Meditating is one of the ways I get in tune with myself and reset. So many men look at self-care from a biased lens. I am here to tell you, taking care of yourself isn’t just for women. The truth is men need to take care of their mental, physical, and spiritual health just as much as anyone else. So yes, I burn sage, and I am saving up for wind chimes and Tibetan singing bowls.
Now that I’m older, 100% orange juice also assists in other ways, too, like providing vitamin C to help with iron absorption from plant-based foods, and as part of my overall plan for weight management. It’s a struggle to maintain a healthy weight at any age, but as I get older, I’m not going to lie, it’s harder to do so. Now more than ever, I know it’s important and that I am getting all of the nutrients I need to keep me on track.
I also know modeling healthy lifestyle benefits my teenage boys. We participate in family outings such as hiking, bike rides, taking walks, and jogging along our local trails. We’re teaching our boys how to add exercise into their daily regimen.
With our teens now at home completing school online, they have more downtime. They are staying physically + mentally healthy by:
Eating balanced meals and drinking their daily glass (8 oz) of Florida Orange Juice is essential for their physical and mental health. It’s important for children of all ages to have a healthy diet, which includes the correct serving size of 100% orange juice.
- Playing basketball
- Finding new books to read
- Working out at home
- Continuing to go to their part-time job
- Chatting with friends on social media and phone
- Watching movies together as a family
- Spending time outdoors together as a family
- Playing video games with friends
- Learning how to cook
Did you know that men need more vitamin C than women? The daily recommended Vitamin C intake for men is 90 milligrams versus 75 milligrams for women, and expectant mothers need as much as 85 milligrams of Vitamin C. Sounds like we all should be drinking more Florida Orange Juice!
Taking care of yourself in these times is so important. So much news, anxiety, and stress is all around us. Unplugging from social media and news outlets is a great way to give your mind a break. Grab a glass of Florida OJ and read a good book. Take a bubble bath or plant a garden. However, you decide to spend that “me time” just make sure you do it. Your health- mentally and physically, is essential. There’s only one you, so take care of YOU!
Learn more about Florida Orange Juice, nutrition and wellness value, as well as recipe ideas. And let’s continue to toast and cheer on our frontline workers providing essential services! Thank you for your hard work!