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4 Health Tips for Your Office Party...

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, December 12, 2016


Tempting foods at holiday office parties can easily derail your healthy diet. Consider the following alternatives so you can avoid weight gain this holiday season.

·         Before the party, eat a nutritious, protein-packed meal, followed by a high-fiber snack. This way you won’t be so hungry when you arrive at the party and you won’t eat as many less nutritious foods.
·         If it’s a potluck, bring a heart-healthy dish.
·         At the party, look for whole grains, fruits, veggies and grilled choices rather than dishes that are fried or loaded with cream, cheese or butter.
·         It’s okay to indulge in dessert, but a healthier choice is to but find a colleague and split one together.

Habits to Cultivate Your Happiness - Tip #5

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, November 28, 2016

Colder temperatures and shorter days with less sunshine have lots of us feeling down in the dumps but with these five simple habits you’ll have a higher chance of giving yourself a happiness boost.




Happiness Habit #5


When you are true to yourself and what you value, you are more likely to live an authentic and meaningful life. Consider what you want in life and the steps you can take to move in that direction.


Read Happiness Habit #4

Get Your Attitude of Gratitude On - Tip #5

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, November 24, 2016

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.” –William Arthur Ward

 

Happy Thanksgiving! The big day is here. Whether you’re traveling out of town or hosting the main event, all the planning and to do lists can get some of the most positive people in life feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice if the solution to our stress was as simple as feeling thankful for the good things in our lives? Actually, it really is that simple and the key lies in our gratitude.


In his recent research, Robert Emmons, Professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis, found that those who adopted an “attitude of gratitude” as a permanent state of mind experienced many health benefits. The study showed that grateful people were more likely to get regular exercise and eat a healthier diet; have improved mental alertness, cope better with stress and daily challenges, feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger immune systems and maintain a brighter view of the future.


With benefits like these, who wouldn’t want to adopt an attitude of gratitude right away? 




Integrating a few easy steps into your daily life can help.


Tip #5


When you adopt an attitude of gratitude you also become a better giver. More of us are open to giving during the holiday season and spreading joy. That’s what we’re all here for—giving, sharing and lifting each other up. 


Join Pujols Kitchen in our mission to love and serve others. Together we can spread joy all year through.


Read Tip #4


Habits to Cultivate Your Happiness - Tip #4

Pujols Kitchen - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Colder temperatures and shorter days with less sunshine have lots of us feeling down in the dumps but with these five simple habits you’ll have a higher chance of giving yourself a happiness boost.




Happiness Habit #4


Another way to cultivate your happiness is to remember that everyone experiences joys and sorrows. Avoid comparing how you feel on the inside with how someone else looks on the outside. Everyone handles situations differently.


Read Happiness Habit #3


Get Your Attitude of Gratitude On - Tip #4

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, November 17, 2016

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.” –William Arthur Ward

 

Happy Thanksgiving! The big day will be here sooner than you think. Whether you’re traveling out of town or hosting the main event, all the planning and to do lists can get some of the most positive people in life feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice if the solution to our stress was as simple as feeling thankful for the good things in our lives? Actually, it really is that simple and the key lies in our gratitude.


In his recent research, Robert Emmons, Professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis, found that those who adopted an “attitude of gratitude” as a permanent state of mind experienced many health benefits. The study showed that grateful people were more likely to get regular exercise and eat a healthier diet; have improved mental alertness, cope better with stress and daily challenges, feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger immune systems and maintain a brighter view of the future.


With benefits like these, who wouldn’t want to adopt an attitude of gratitude right away? 




Integrating a few easy steps into your daily life can help.


Tip #4


Look at the positives in situations. Challenging situations can be upsetting but they may not be as bad as we make them out to be. Perception is everything. The next time you find yourself complaining about your life’s hassles, see if you can change your mindset and look at things differently. Instead of getting down about a missed opportunity, consider the fact that you’ll have more time to devote to other priorities.


Read Tip #3


Habits to Cultivate Your Happiness - Tip #3

Pujols Kitchen - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Colder temperatures and shorter days with less sunshine have lots of us feeling down in the dumps but with these five simple habits you’ll have a higher chance of giving yourself a happiness boost.




Happiness Habit #3


Part of cultivating happiness can be achieved by practicing non-judgmental awareness of yourself and others.  We’re all doing the best we can with the resources we have in a particular moment. No one wakes up and says, “I think I’ll mess up big time today.” So give yourself and others a break.


Read Happiness Habit #2


Get Your Attitude of Gratitude On - Tip #3

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, November 14, 2016

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.” –William Arthur Ward

 

Happy Thanksgiving! The big day will be here sooner than you think. Whether you’re traveling out of town or hosting the main event, all the planning and to do lists can get some of the most positive people in life feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice if the solution to our stress was as simple as feeling thankful for the good things in our lives? Actually, it really is that simple and the key lies in our gratitude.


In his recent research, Robert Emmons, Professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis, found that those who adopted an “attitude of gratitude” as a permanent state of mind experienced many health benefits. The study showed that grateful people were more likely to get regular exercise and eat a healthier diet; have improved mental alertness, cope better with stress and daily challenges, feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger immune systems and maintain a brighter view of the future.


With benefits like these, who wouldn’t want to adopt an attitude of gratitude right away? 




Integrating a few easy steps into your daily life can help.


Tip #3


Record your gratitude in a journal. A great way to give thanks on a daily basis is to record what you’re grateful for in a journal. Of the people Emmons surveyed, those who listed five things they felt grateful for in their daily gratitude journals, also reported greater optimism and fewer health problems.


Read Tip #2

Habits to Cultivate Your Happiness - Tip #2

Pujols Kitchen - Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Colder temperatures and shorter days with less sunshine have lots of us feeling down in the dumps but with these five simple habits you’ll have a higher chance of giving yourself a happiness boost.



Happiness Habit #2


American families often feel as if they have too many activities, choices and things to do throughout the work week. This causes stress and a decrease in happiness. One way to combat an overbooked schedule is to simplify. Dropping an activity or two in exchange for some down time is not the end of the world. More time for family and friends is a great way to cultivate your happiness.


Read Happiness Habit #1

Get Your Attitude of Gratitude On - Tip #2

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, November 07, 2016

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.” –William Arthur Ward

 

Happy Thanksgiving! The big day will be here sooner than you think. Whether you’re traveling out of town or hosting the main event, all the planning and to do lists can get some of the most positive people in life feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice if the solution to our stress was as simple as feeling thankful for the good things in our lives? Actually, it really is that simple and the key lies in our gratitude.


In his recent research, Robert Emmons, Professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis, found that those who adopted an “attitude of gratitude” as a permanent state of mind experienced many health benefits. The study showed that grateful people were more likely to get regular exercise and eat a healthier diet; have improved mental alertness, cope better with stress and daily challenges, feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger immune systems and maintain a brighter view of the future.


With benefits like these, who wouldn’t want to adopt an attitude of gratitude right away? 




Integrating a few easy steps into your daily life can help.


Tip #2


Remember what you have. Many assume that the more material possessions someone has the more they will have to be grateful for. But research suggests otherwise. A high percentage of people surveyed in Japan reported low levels of life satisfaction, just like those living in poverty in India did. These findings suggest that it’s not how much we have, but how we feel about what we have that makes the difference.


Read Tip #1


Get Your Attitude of Gratitude On - Tip #1

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, November 03, 2016

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.” –William Arthur Ward

 

Happy Thanksgiving! The big day will be here sooner than you think. Whether you’re traveling out of town or hosting the main event, all the planning and to do lists can get some of the most positive people in life feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice if the solution to our stress was as simple as feeling thankful for the good things in our lives? Actually, it really is that simple and the key lies in our gratitude.


In his recent research, Robert Emmons, Professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis, found that those who adopted an “attitude of gratitude” as a permanent state of mind experienced many health benefits. The study showed that grateful people were more likely to get regular exercise and eat a healthier diet; have improved mental alertness, cope better with stress and daily challenges, feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger immune systems and maintain a brighter view of the future.


With benefits like these, who wouldn’t want to adopt an attitude of gratitude right away? 




Integrating a few easy steps into your daily life can help.


Tip #1


Focus your attention outside yourself. Attitude plays a large role in determining whether or not we feel grateful in spite of life’s challenges. When we are more aware of the positives in our lives we are better equipped to focus our attention outside of ourselves.


 

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