An hour a day is a healthy amount, and half an hour or even fifteen minutes can be good. Plus you might be able to find activities you can do with other people, so your exercise and socializing combine: swimming, hiking, having a gym buddy, dance classes. At work, take short breaks to get some movement in, like 5 minute stretching, moving your legs, or having small weights by your desk and lifting them. If you’re a hard worker, your boss won’t care. Or go to the bathroom and do some squats in the stall. Moving like this will actually increase your productivity.
I like to plan for 2 hours for dinner when I can, but I can also easily cook and eat in about a half an hour. I do this by meal prepping and grocery shopping on Sunday, and having the right appliances to make things quick, such as an egg cooker. Mostly though, there are plenty of quick recipes. Make some bacon bits on Sunday, stick an avocado in the toaster oven, egg in the egg cooker, and I have a healthy breakfast in literally 5 minutes. Things like a parfait are quick and easy. Reuse left overs (like cooked chicken) in other dishes to cut down on cooking time.
If unfortunately, one of those stupid pro-24h candidates is elected again, then: time to make choices in your life!
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??