Most of us live busy lives and I often hear people (including myself) wish for more time in a day. There are simple things you can do to find more time in a day and these are my top three suggestions.
1. Set time for social media
Scrolling through social media is the BIGGEST time waster and distraction that most of us face today. Think about all those 10 minute breaks you take to scroll through Facebook or Instagram – they add up (often to over an hour) and you could get a lot of stuff done in this time! I’m not saying go cold turkey so you have no idea what’s Joe Bloggs ate for lunch, but set yourself some guidelines. For example, 20 minutes at the end of the day or on your lunch break. If you find it too tempting to check your phone outside of these times, turn off notifications or remove the app. I guarantee you that your sense of accomplishment will go through the roof because you’ve just gained an extra hour in your day.
2. Be purposeful with the time you have
Spend 10 minutes planning and then prioritising your activities for the day. If you subscribe to Eat Pray Workout’s newsletter (see the banner at top of this page) you’ll receive my free daily planner to utilise. This way you don’t waste time thinking about what to do next or trying to juggle a thousand things in your head, which can make it hard to focus on the job at hand.
3. Shop and cook smart
Planning, grocery shopping and cooking dinner consumes a lot of our time after the working day. This is a good thing because it likely means we are cooking with fresh ingredients from scratch and it’s important to know how to do this to have a sustainable approach to a healthy diet. So to save an hour in your day whilst maintaining these skills, I suggest having your groceries delivered to your door along with a recipe that can be made from those ingredients. Aussie Farmers Direct Simple & Fresh Dinner Box is my favourite that offers this service because the groceries are:
- all from Australian farmers;
- the freshest I’ve EVER tasted (not even exaggerating here);
- the recipes actually take as long as they estimate; and
- you add a new recipe to your repertoire that you may not have otherwise!
Shopping like this saves you time and energy on unimportant things like driving to and from the supermarket and finding parking. Plus you’re guaranteed all the ingredients – meaning no last min trips to the shops.
TIP: if you’re a working couple it’s handy to buy the family size so you can have left overs to take to work for lunch – another way to save at least 20 minutes in your day (no need to make lunch or wait in line for it at a cafe).
My Simple & Fresh Dinner Box included these three meals:
Warm Salmon, Spinach and Chickpea Salad
Mexican Beef Salad
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How do you save an hour in your day? Comment below!
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