Let’s face it, life is busy. Maybe you’re a full-time parent and have kids back in school, a young professional balancing two jobs or an active family chauffeuring your kids to sports, dance and other activities. How many times have you found yourself wishing for a few extra hours in the day? Sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time to get it all done. When this happens, our health is typically the first thing to take a back seat, then several other areas often follow suit. To help you stay healthy and productive, I’m sending you a few strategies to cut time in the kitchen, save money and eat nutritiously. And I’ve also got a few tips on how to maximize that extra time you’ll receive when you integrate these time-saving hacks into your daily routine.
• Meal Prep—planning and preparing the week’s meals in advance to save time and money and eat healthier, portioned meals.
• Grocery Delivery—Add items to your online cart, then have them delivered in as quick as an hour. You pay extra for the convenience, but just think how much you’ll save on those inevitable in-store impulse buys.
• Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)—Fresh, seasonal produce is delivered to your home, or you can pick it up at a designated location. In addition to fruits and veggies, some CSAs include items like eggs, honey, maple syrup, salsa and even flowers.
Now, what to do with your extra time? Do something for yourself! After all, you are number one and if you are not feeling fulfilled and well-rounded it is going to show.
• Take a Course—Sharpen your business skills, take a deep dive into photography, earn a new certification in your field, or go to real estate school. Community colleges and online courses offer a lot of options. And if you’re interested in becoming a real estate agent, I can help you with that.
• Online Workouts—Access 10- to 30-minute workouts through Facebook videos, YouTube or an app.
• Join a Group Fitness Class—Yoga, Pilates, cycling, cardio dance and other group fitness classes are a fun way to invest an hour in mental and physical well-being.
• Pick up a Hobby—Identify an activity you’ve always wanted to try but never had time to actually pursue. Start a garden in your backyard, learn to play piano or pick up a paintbrush. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start on that “bucket list.”
With these tips, I hope you will find more productivity and an increased sense of accomplishment in your day-to-day. I would love to hear about your successes and I am always just a phone call, text or e-mail away.
Have a good week!
Jill Santandrea, Broker Manager, EXIT Homestead Realty Professionals LLC, 1070 E Chestnut Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360; 856-692-EXIT; Cell: 856-362-0967; Direct: 888-856-5455; TheJillTeam.com; E-mail: TeamJill@ExitHomePros.com; Text JillS to 85377 for my mobile business card. Listen to Jill on 99.9FM SNJ Radio Today. Source: 2019 Buffini & Company