In my previous post I talked about eliminating wasted time. The intent of finding more time is to spend that time on yourself so that you can decompress, focus on your priorities and achieve your dreams.
Here are a few more ways to gain some me time by zipping through your to do list:
Streamline your kitchen by
o Buying pre-cooked rotisserie chickens.
o Pre-prepping vegetables.
o Cooking double portions and saving for a second meal later in the week or freezing.
Cutting time in the grocery store by
o Creating a master grocery list, making multiple copies and checking off what you need.
o Developing a weekly menu, corresponding grocery list and sticking to it in the store.
o Shopping early on weekday mornings when shelves are fully stocked and crowds are smaller.
Even spending the smallest amount of time on you each day can improve your mood and your productivity. So even if you have just 10 minutes:
• Cuddle with your pet.
• Chill in the Zen spot you have created in your home.
• Listen to some relaxing music.
• Read a book.
• Focus on a craft that engages your artistic side.
• Lay a washcloth that you have run under warm water over your eyes to release tension in your head and facial muscle.
Just rethinking how you do things and creating opportunities for “me time” will help you relax and feel more balanced.