My 5 Recent Lifestyle Changes


Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚
I have made a few lifestyle changes in past few months. They have sort of helped me. I thought I’d share them with you all. πŸ™‚

1. I feel when you work from home you become laid-back about a lot of things. In my case I used to wake up every morning and the first thing I’d do was freshen up and sit right on my laptop for hours at a stretch. Somewhere in afternoon I’d take bath, do my skin care, get dressed up in my comfy PJs and then again back to laptop. I haveΒ completelyΒ changed this habit of mine now. I wake up in the morning and the first thing I do is that I take bath, do my skin care, and get dressed up. I just feel so good and sorted. My PJs are only for night now or for some cheat days. πŸ˜›

2. Minimising sugar intake in my diet. I have substituted sugar with shakkar/ gur or agave syrup. You may also use stevia but I don’t like the taste of stevia at all. I enjoy eating my sweets outside home whenever I want to, but when I am at home I like to maintain this control. Honestly, I feel this has helped me a LOT in keeping my weight in check. In fact, I don’t crave for sugar anymore.

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3. I organise my stuff at least once a week. I pick up small sections every time. And this way slowly and steadily all my stuff is getting organised. πŸ˜€ I feel when you pick up just one random day to organise everything, it becomes a task.

4. I have added supplements my diet of late. In our busy lives there is no way we can get all kinds of proteins and vitamins that our body needs. And especially I feel our diets are not so rich as it used to be for people of earlier times. Most of the time we are scared of eating various foods to avoid gaining weight. So what do we do? We take supplements. πŸ˜€ I started having fish oil soft gels almost a month back. I just take one each day but I guess now I’d start taking two. I feel it has helped a lot in my immunity. With the continuous travel and weather change, I often used to fall sick. I have’t made any other change except these tablets and my immunity had really improved. These Vit E tablets I started taking recently on Neha’s reco because my nails are chipping a lot oflate. I think it’d take time for these to show the result but I’d stick to these two. Please consult the doctor before taking any supplements, especially those who are allergic or sensitive to certain foods.
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5. And last but not the least. This is something I learnt from my mum and it totally makes sense. All the lovely clothes that I have worn a couple of times and are getting old, I have decided to wear them at home. Rather than buying a whole new wardrobe for home, I wear all my dresses and skirts especially at home. But I guess women never stop buying new clothes and old clothes just keep getting older hanging in the closet. So why not Β enjoy wearing them even more? πŸ™‚

Are there any lifestyle changes that you may have made or some things that you follow? Please do share them. πŸ™‚

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69 thoughts on “My 5 Recent Lifestyle Changes

  1. Great post Rati. You are awesome! love you all the changes you have made … So positive just like you *puchhi*

  2. *woot* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* i am looking for fish oil after we spoke
    and me too have reduced sugar to less than half and lost so much weight I could not believe it
    this is such an awesome post.. *clap*

    I take multi vits with omega3, vitamin c, evion 400 also, have less sugar or use sugar substitues, try and have little cheese for protein daily and have 4 fruits everyday coz im lazy to have veggies πŸ˜›
    I dont eat out more than once a month and lost so much wieght and feeling happy *happy dance* phew! story ends

    1. I looovee cheese neha… I would love to have it everyday *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

      awww all the best and so proud of you *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  3. hahah have to relate to this,bathe and get dressed up in the morning after Shomili’s joined school this kick starts my day for my work on IMBB *preen*
    and use old clothes too

  4. Wow Rati…what a post…mind blowing… *jai ho* *jai ho* …something we cannot even imagine to share…I agree making small changes do make a lot of difference… I also take the same Vitamin E capsules, in addition I take evening primrose oil capsules, omega3, etc etc. They really help in a lot many ways…. *haan ji* *haan ji*

    1. my sis take primrose oil I donno much on it
      but now if i take that without asking the doc, my body with get all confused πŸ˜›

      1. Neha…primrose oil is very very beneficial in many ways esp for hair…..totally love it….you can consult ur doc…ther are harmless..

    2. sounds good radhika. I have started slowly. In fact, that is why I started taking just one capsule a day and I wanted to see if it was working fine for me. Now I’d shift to two. Would check about the primrose oil. :))

  5. wow lovely post Rati! u know, the day I wear nice clothes and go to pick up my son, he’ll ask me happily: Mom are we going shopping *happydance* *happydance* ?

  6. Lol i do the same thing Rati di *hifive* *happydance* don’t throw away oldies and start wearing them at home *happy dance* but as you say we can never stop shopping *hihi* that’s like the worst addiction rofl i don’t take supplements but i put evion that Neha di said while applying oil and even on skin.. it works great *happydance* *happydance* loved this cutie post of yours *puchhi*

      1. Lol but seriously don’t use evion ever on the face… i read an article an applied it but it has the worst smell *headbang* *headbang*

  7. Niceof you to share these things.. πŸ™‚
    I totally agree to your 1st point..wakeup n take instantly get that perkdupmood..:)
    andsupplements..we shud take them..our busy schedulesamke us forgeteating healthy,attimes..these really helps..I take Nutrillite’s multi-vits..
    gr8 share these sort of things more often.. *puchhi*

    1. I share as much as I can Rama. Thank you . :)) I agree. Realised the importance of supplements really late but am glad I did. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. great changes…. *clap* *clap* me too use old clothes at home.. they are put to some use and we feel good too… n the change that I have brought recently is that – I have left my useless trainer wala gym and started yoga and running on my own… *jogging* *jogging* and I have quit cold drinks altogether.. not even on outings… feeling good… *happy dance* *happy dance*

    1. haha!! I have quit cold drinks since 10-12 years now. πŸ˜› ANd now toh I think I dont even remember the taste πŸ˜› hihih whatever works for you. I like my trainer wala gym still *secret* *secret*

      1. hehe.. actually my trainer was useless.. he knew nothing and i felt i was wasting time… *haan ji* n you’ve left since 10-12 years?? *shock* wowww… *clap* *hifive*

  9. OMG….that pajama and t-shirt stuff is so me….I would sit in capris the whole day *headbang* *headbang* I learnt the supplements thing from you, can’t take fish oil because I get acne, but I have started taking Revital on and off. And I am going to pick up the tip from your mom *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi*

  10. i started drinking almost 8-10 glass of water everyday before a couple of months and i started notice the change in my entire body .this is one thing which really helps me to be healthy and fresh all day long.and its the month of “Ramadan” and i am also trying to fast πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ .there is a general tendency among the south asians that they took heavy oily meals as “Iftari”, which only makes them fat(after almost 16 hours fasting!!!).but i have fruits,Rooh Afza and some khichdi kind of meals(again in a medium quantity)in my iftari.also it might be a problem to drink lots of water after iftari to before the Sahri,but i drink 2 glasses during iftari, and then till 11 pm one glass in every hour and in sahri again 2 glasses of water. my course of eight glasses of water complete like this πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. Lovely post Rati and very true as well..

    I have recently made a small change – I eat a plate of fruits as a meal in itself. I am not a fruit person except for the ones that taste sweet like chikoo, custard apple and mango. but now I make sure to eat a plate full of fruits. And haan I have been watching lotsa movies lately.. πŸ˜€

  12. really nice that you shared this, i can see from comments, readers are infused with positiveness after reading this like me !

    Incidentally i have also started to follow two things religiously, waking up early and bifurcating organisation of stuff. Earlier it was a huge task and used to take all my energy, breaking them each a day or each a two day makes it easy. And there is different feeling altogether or early morning starts.

    Thanks once again!

  13. great post Rati…
    I have recently stared taking Herbalife Multivitamins after being diagnosed a border-line Thyroid case…and another lifestyle change is that I have started with CTM routine and under eye- cream routine, was blessed with good skin untill now so never bothered but now age has stared to show its sign on me off late… *headbang* *headbang* thus following IMBB religiously and learning from each one of you.. *thankyou*
    will follow ur tip no. 5 about wearing old clothes at home rather than keeping them for 23 years and throwing them, donating them to Goonj(not sure what they actually do with it, does it go to needy… *scared* *scared* )

    1. anuradha, all my old clothes go to my maids and they make a good use out of them. There are I am sure good NGOs around where you could donate the clothes but I am not sure about the names. πŸ™‚ But some clothes i feel you cant seem to part from and neither you give them away nor you wear them. So it’s better to wear them at home, right? πŸ™‚

  14. So helpful Rati thanks a lot for the tips …If you have started using any fitness tips please share them with us …..

  15. I can never organize more than a part happily so I always do it it in parts πŸ˜€ I have cut down on sugar and started taking 2-3 fruits daily whatever comes handy. And yes taking out clothes at home is such a happieie feeling no *happy dance* *happy dance*

  16. Lovely post!

    I so want to organise my stiff as well… I really dont have place to keep my clothes now! *preen* I need to organise it well thanks for the motivation *puchhi*

    I take Vitamin C, A but not regularly I want to start that as well πŸ˜› I like Fishoil thing! But I cant stand d smell does this stink even a bit?

    Sugar toh *touchwood* dont have a sweet tooth *happydance*

    Ya so now I know what I have to do this week end *thankyou*

    1. it does not smell of anything vidhi and I have dared not smell it even. I just gulp it down *hihi* Organising is like zen. Do it. πŸ˜€

  17. Rati nice post . When we see people making improvements , it inspires us too . Btw , is sugar really so bad for health ? And what is evion ? Never heard of it . I liked the organizing tip a lot . You organizing / decluttering feels so good .
    Waiting for more such articles from you .

    1. well sugar is not good for health that’s for sure but ut is difficult to erase it completely from your life. Everything store bought does have some amount of sugar but you can out a control on that. πŸ™‚

      Vit E capsules. thanks πŸ™‚

  18. Rati, u know I love u, but even more so when u share such posts *puchhi* *puchhi*
    Its SO inspiring! Now I find myself mentally making a list of things which I need to change as well but was too lazy to do *headbang* *headbang*
    1. Go to bed early (dont read at night n lose track of time)
    2. Workout early
    3. Make an effort to dress up on weekdays πŸ˜› And It goes on…
    I take supplements myself but u motivated me to continue.. I totally agree with ur first point. When I was looking for a job thats what I’d do and even now when am at home on weekends I do that… πŸ˜€ But u r right, it makes such a difference to get dressed! *happy dance* *happy dance*
    I wrote a mini post here *blush* *blush*

    1. it’s okay ramya. love reading your comments always. :)) I dont think I’d ever go to bed early. loll! Have been trying it for ages and it never happens *blush*

      and good luck with all your changes. You are a star now. 108 suryanamashkars.. now everything is justified no matter what you do. *jai ho* *jai ho*

  19. small yet mighty changes rati…
    some habits i hv made are – read something everyday. anything..just random! also read a comic strip everyday.. it may be dilbert or cynide and happiness..
    my mom plays very nice bhajans at a low volume in the morning, and this really fills up the home with nice vibes.. i love it.
    i also like to feed food and water to birds and street animals. nothing makes me happier…

    i wish i could drink few cups of green tea daily…

    1. awww that’s really sweet. :)) My mom feeds the birds daily.. her crows know her so well now πŸ˜›

      I also read something everyday. Infact I cant sleep without reading something at night. :))

      I also wish soo… πŸ™

  20. I loved the last point and I too have thought many times to start wearing my good clothes at home but am not quite able to bring myself up to it!

    1. but we never stop buying no clothes right ? so you’d rather use old clothes or keep them hanging forever. πŸ˜€ Thank you πŸ™‚

  21. I always want to have take suppliments,but my mum never allow for this *waaa*
    i started doing regular yoga and exercise with help of Nidhi and Miss fit. *duh* and totally left fast food..

  22. waah,,,lovely read in the mrng….landed to the blog after long…been very busy….all the best for the great lifestyle changes u’ve been making.

  23. What a truly fantastic post Rati. Got me thinking (Glad i didnt miss it). Very inspiring. The vitamins is so very imp though i dont take any unfortunately. Will make an appointment with my doc this week and start on something. *puchhi* thanks for the reminder.

    2 changes that am making. 1. Complain/ crib less 2. dont put myself down in front of other ppl. Self belief basically.

    Every morning i get up and believe that i will accept myself for who i am and wont be apologetic abt it.

  24. Lovely post Rati.. *clap* n even my mom emphasize on point 5. but i am always in my Pjs at home.. *hihi* but will definitely try to follow her advice.. πŸ˜€

  25. hii Rati
    very useful details u hv mentioned in dis post but I am also eager to know about ur workout regimen..can v all hv dat? πŸ˜€ *scared*

  26. I loved this post. Ever since the rains and an ankle sprain, my life has been pretty sedentary. I try my best now to take a few walks to strengthen up and feel fresh. I like your mom’s tip. recently when i cleaned out my cupboard, i decided to either donate or start wearing some of my stored clothes for home. it does feel great to wear nice looking clothes at home πŸ™‚

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