I do not know about you, but I feel like the days are flying by when I am really busy. I often find myself wondering when the time has gone and when I will be able to calm down and read one of the many books that I have found and wanted to read for a long time. Today I want to tell you what I am doing in order to get more things done.
1. PREPARE YOUR OUTFITS FOR THE WEEK
This one might sound very obvious and I am sure many of you are already doing it, but preparing my outfits for the week and doing all my laundry on the weekend, saves me so much time every morning, as i do not have to worry what I am going to wear. I usually prepare outfits for 5-7 days, so that I have more options. I wash, iron and hang all the clothes, so that I just need to put them on.
I think that getting rid of small things in your day such as "what shirt am I going to wear today" allows me to have more time to focus on the important things.
I also often find different outfit ideas for work/free time etc on Pinterest. Below you can find one of my work related boards. Bare in mind that I work in Digital Marketing and do not have a strict dressing code.
2. MEAL PREP ON SUNDAY
I think many people do their meal prep on a Sunday, but to be honest I am not really sure how good it is to eat food that has been standing in the fridge for 5 days, so I do my meal prep a bit different. I have a shopping list that has everything on that I need in order to prepare the meals. I prepare food for Monday + Tuesday on Sunday. On Thursday i make food for Wednesday + Thursday and so on. You could do everything at once, but I don't think that eating the same Chicken with Quinoa dish 5 days a week would be appealing to me. I also have to deal with IBS and a few food intolerances, and this is why I do not like to go out and buy my lunch during my break. However, even if you do not have to take care of what you are eating, you can still make your lunch at home in order to save money and to make sure that you are getting in enough nutrients.
A few of my favourite recipes are:
1. Avocado Brownies
2. Roasted Shrimp With Asparagus & Broccoli
3. Grilled Chicken & Avocado Wrap
Ticking off your meals for the day also saves you a lot of time and money and allows you to be more productive while getting enough nutrients and energy to keep you healthy and focused.
3. LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOKS & TED-TALKS WHILE GETTING READY IN THE MORNING
Most of the time the morning will set your mood for the day, so why not listen to a motivational TED Talk or Audiobook while getting ready for the day. If you have more time in the morning try taking 20 minutes to drink your morning coffee/tea outside or your balcony. The fresh air will help you clear your mind and boost your energy levels. I can recommend the following Audiobooks/TED Talks:
1. Big Magic by Elisabeth Gilbert
2. The power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
3. Power by Robert Greene
4. Do schools Kill Creativity? by Ken Robinson
5. The Happy Secret To Better Life by Shawn Achor
These are a few of my suggestions other than the obvious ones like "Get up early" and have a 'To-Do-List". It might not sound like you are saving a lot of time when you prepare your clothes and meals, but imagine having 2 hours a day where you can just relax, read a book and not worry about what you are going to eat and wear.
By doing 'chores' like laundry, cooking and others on the weekend, you can focus more on your mental health and dreams. If you want to become the next CEO of a big company, the last thing you want to think about it what you are going to wear in the morning. Spend your time wise. Get everyday things done so that you can focus on the important things in life such as your health, family, friends and career.
Sometimes you confuse your needs. You don’t need a boyfriend.
You need a black dress, white pearls and red lipstick.
& a drink.
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