We've all said it at one point or another:
"There's not enough hours in the day"
So what if I told you that you could claw back a vital hour every single day, whether you use that as downtime or an extra hour making things happen work wise... whatever you choose to do with that extra hour I'm sure you would love to have it!
Well it's actually easier than you might think. Here's what you need to do:
1/ EMAILS (25 minutes saved)- Be strict on this and check/reply first thing when you get in the office or start work for the day, once just before lunch and once at the end of your working day. So thats three times total. Not hourly, not first thing in the morning with one eye open as you fall out of bed. Three times. You will be amazed how often you have to stop yourself refreshing your inbox when you first start paying attention to this.
2/ FOOD PREP (30 minutes saved)- You have two choices here. Either the DIY version of preparing and taking your lunch with you to work or you can go the extra mile and invest in a food prep company. There has been a surge in these kind of businesses starting up the last couple of years and they will save a bag full of time and stress associated with making healthy food choices. Drop me a DM if you would like a personal recommendation from me.
3/ HOUSEHOLD CHORES (30 minutes saved)- Similar to my point above, pull back a big chunk of time by outsourcing other daily household chores. Employ a cleaner once/twice a week if needed, maybe someone to take care of your laundry etc too. It might sound excessive but would you pay £/$10-15 per hour to pull back your precious time?
4/ HIRE A TRAINER (30 minutes saved)- Having a trainer put you through your paces will stop you dawdling between exercises and taking 5 minute rest periods between sets as you check your Insta feed. It's now common place for trainers, especially the guys based in Central London, to run short and sharp but highly intense 30-40 minute sessions that could slot perfectly into your lunch break.
4/ THE WEEKLY SHOP (60-90 minutes saved)- If you're not on the online food shop band waggon you could save yourself bags of time by hopping on. Not only doing your food shop online, but schedule a regular order rather than trawling through pages of options every week. You're pretty much setting up a standing order on your food! So much more efficient than fighting your way through the supermarket multiple times a week.