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  • Debbie Baisden

Real life strategies for making time for priorities




I'm sharing practical time-management strategies for exercise, meal prep, adequate sleep, and less stress! I shared this in my challenge group, Summer Smart, which is ending next week. Make sure you are in the know about my next upcoming program!



I know you're busy, so here is a real-life list of things you can do to allot your time wisely based on your priorities. You can pick and choose what works best for you!



1.Plan Ahead: Use a planner or digital calendar to schedule specific time slots for exercise, meal prep, and stress reduction activities. Treat these appointments with yourself as non-negotiable.


2.Active Commute: Incorporate physical activity into your daily commute by walking, biking, or using public transportation and getting off at a stop early to walk the rest of the way.


3.Desk Exercise Breaks: Take short exercise breaks at your desk. Incorporate simple stretches and chair exercises to stay active throughout the workday.


4.Multi-Task Wisely: Find ways to combine tasks, like listening to podcasts or audiobooks while exercising or meal prepping.


5.Utilize Time Blocks: Organize your day into time blocks, dedicating specific periods for work, family, self-care, and leisure. Stick to the schedule as much as possible.


6.Optimize Mornings: Wake up a bit earlier to make time for exercise, a nutritious breakfast, and some moments of quiet reflection.


7.Delegate and Share Responsibilities: Involve family members in household chores and tasks to free up more time for self-care activities.


8.Family Digital Detox: Plan a family digital detox day, where everyone disconnects from screens and engages in tech-free activities together.


9.Practice Mindful Eating: Take time to savor your meals and eat without distractions. Mindful eating can help you appreciate food and prevent overeating.


10.Invest in Time-Saving Tools: Use time-saving tools like slow cookers, meal delivery services, or pre-cut vegetables to streamline meal prep and save valuable time.


11.Set a Bedtime Alarm: Use a bedtime alarm to remind yourself when it's time to wind down for a restful night's sleep.


12.Create a Bedtime Routine: Establish a calming bedtime routine, such as reading a book or practicing relaxation techniques, to prepare your body and mind for sleep.


13.Learn to Say No: Be selective with your commitments and learn to say no to activities that don't align with your priorities.


14.Declutter and Simplify: Simplify your daily life by decluttering and organizing your space. A clutter-free environment can reduce stress and provide more mental space for health priorities.


15.Plan Active Social Outings: When making plans with friends or family, opt for active outings like hiking, cycling, or dancing to incorporate movement into your social life.



What would you add to this list?




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