Work Smarter, Not HarderPosted: March 9, 2011
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When asked to write a post about trying something new, I immediately thought about the small changes I’ve made to my everyday routine that have made my life so much easier. My motto is: Work smarter, not harder.
I do a good deal of “prep work” before I go to bed so that my mornings run smoothly. I need to be efficient in the morning because I have a lot to do in a short amount of time. Maybe these tips will help you, too!
Before I go to bed I
- Lay out my workout clothes: pants, t-shirt, sports bra, socks and shoes so that there is no fumbling around at 5 AM
- Decided what I want to do for a morning workout to cut down on time deciding between the elliptical and the treadmill 🙂 (although it sometimes doesn’t workout the way I plan)
- Pick out my outfit for the next day (I also look at the weather to make sure I’m on target!)
- Pack my lunchbox with my fruits, cut up veggies and my sandwich. If I take anything frozen, I just need to grab and go!
- Create a skeleton of my morning blog post
While getting ready for the day I
- Keep the shower short – no need to shave every day in the winter!
- Let my hair mostly air dry while I finish up my blog post (saves so much time with the blow dryer!)
Random “Make Life Easier” Tips
- Put an extra trash bag on the bottom of the trash can – so when I take it out , another bag is already there and ready to go (it’s the little things)
- Put a dryer sheet on the bottom of your trash can to help eliminate stench (I swear I’m not a trash lady)
- Always buy things like toothpaste, contact solution, hand soap, etc in pairs. Those are the things you want to have on hand when you run out! And they’re cheap enough to buy two at a time 🙂
- Make a tentative “meal list” for each week. It helps me save money and cut down on impulse buys at the grocery store
I started trying these new things little by little, but they added up very quickly! I love any tips that help make my days run smoothly 🙂 Thank you again to P&G’s Have You Tried This Yet? program and Kroger for sponsoring this post! I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday morning!
Let’s chat: Do you have any daily time saving tips?