Getting the most out of your day can be a daunting task in our time. Our fast-paced modern lives mean we’re often on a tight schedule in a race against the clock. The responsibilities are numerous and frequently seem never-ending: work, family life, retaining decent eating habits, getting enough exercise, bills to pay, commuting everywhere…finding the right balance between our responsibilities and leisure while staying productive can seem out of reach. Hence, it is not uncommon for many of us to feel stress and ultimately even reach a state of burnout.
What can be done, then, to get around all these things and organize our day to get the better of it – and ourselves – while keeping up with our beneficial training and nutrition?
If you have followed our REAL TALK W/STEF videos you’re probably aware that at HI REPS we believe in real results. This means giving it to you straight. No gimmicks, no shortcuts, no fads.
Let’s get down to business and outline a few tips so you make the most of your day:
- Design a detailed shopping list. You don’t need to comply with every single point with no room for substituting something, but you do need to have a list that can make your shopping more efficient. It pays off in the long run.
- Prepare your foods ahead. You’ll be surprised at how much you can prepare with just an hour of work. You shouldn’t underestimate all that time you spend outside grabbing something. It adds up quickly. If you do this often enough, you will get the hang of it and be able to prepare food faster than you thought you could. And what’s best, you’ll have variety in your diet, eat healthier and save up money.
- Schedule your daily activities somewhere. Can be a diary. Doing this will help you stay on track and make you less prone to stressing out because you feel you end up cramming everything.
- This point is related to the previous one. Identify your priorities. This means going over a hierarchy of needs. How important is working outside of your working hours? Family time? How much time do you invest in watching TV or on social media? Where does your exercising and nutrition fall?
- Finally, it might seem burdensome right now, but review everything by the end of the week. Get some alone time and identify what worked and what didn’t. There is always something to improve on. Practice makes perfect.