Can Home-Cooked Meals Reduce Stress and Improve Health and Happiness? Take the #CEDOChallenge to Find Out!
You might say home-cooked meals are an endangered species. Over 50 percent of meals are eaten outside of the home in North America, and less than 33 percent of families sit down for a meal with each other more than twice a week.
Even when we do manage to get our family together for a meal, we’re often parked in front of the tv, distracted by our phones, or rushing to the next item on the calendar.
In the process, we find ourselves eating more food that isn’t good for us and spending less quality time with the people we love.
Take 30 Minutes Out of Your Day to Cook and Taste the Benefits
As a motivational speaker, I talk a lot about managing stress, finding work-life balance, practicing mindfulness, and working to create a happier and healthier you! For me, taking some ‘Me’ time each day gives me something to look forward to, especially when it is one of those days when my back and neck start to tighten, and my breathing becomes shallow. I call this the “30 Minute Rule.”
Your 30 minutes may not look like my 30 minutes – and that’s okay! You need to do the things that help you de-stress, refocus, and revitalize. So, for the month of October, I want to encourage you to take your 30 minutes making a home-cooked meal and sitting down with your loved ones.
The Cook Every Day in October Challenge
I want to challenge you to cook at least one meal every day in October. Using the hashtag #CEDOChallenge, share a recipe or a photo of your home-cooked meal, and I’ll choose a winner at random at the end of the month. The more you share, the better chance you’ll have to win!
Bonus points for whoever also uses the hashtag #BringItOn along with #CEDOChallenge.
The lucky winner will receive a 30-minute private coaching call with me about any topic you’d like! We can talk about managing stress, work-life balance, practicing mindfulness, or whatever you feel like chatting about.
I can’t wait to share this experience with you – let’s get cooking!
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