Yep, a few days ago I started to make to-do lists on my I-Phone and it’s Chalene Johnson‘s fault. I know she means well but god she got on my nerves with all the “make your to-do” list spam on facebook. Yes, I say spam because there are very few updates from her that don’t mention to-do lists. In the end though, it worked..
So a few days back I thought, “OK, I MAKE A DARN TO-DO LIST!!” and downloaded the 2Do application I heard about from a friend (thanks Nick!). Let me tell you, it helps.
Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed or is fighting for time to plan out all the tasks you have to do during the day? Specially if you want to fit in an hour of working-out. A lot of people also take it as an excuse to NOT work-out.
Once I entered tasks both private and for work and started to follow and tick them off whenever I completed them it was like some weight fell of my shoulder. I have a clear overview and that lingering feeling of having tons of stuff to do and not enough time eased up completely.
Speaking of not having enough time: I work 8 hours and am home around 7ish pm most of the time after a short trip to the grocery store. I still have a workout of about an hour in front of me, showering, cooking dinner, checking e-mails and social networking in general, general household stuff, spending time with my boyfriend and last but not least freelance painting or hobby time. I couldn’t fit all this without a bit of planning. Specially since I love my sleep!
Here are a few tips on what helps me deal easier with the few hours left:
- I have a routine which I follow: Coming home means changing into my work-out gear and do the workouts
- my Fridge is full of stuff I can prepare fast. For example I prefer cherry Tomatoes because they need less cutting then normal tomatoes. Frozen Peas and Corn Nibbles is much handier then the canned versions.
- I am pre-cooking food on Sunday or whenever I prepare fresh food and store the rest in Tupperware for the following week (Chicken, Pasta and vegetables).
- Eggs are always handy to have around for some quick mixed egg and egg-white omelets with spinach or any kind of vegetable you might have to use up.
When it comes to our fridge/kitchen, there are a few things I have around all the time. Check out the video (even though I forgot to mention a few things such as Olive Oil, frozen beans, peas and corn nibbles, chicken breast whole-wheat pasta, eggs and broccoli).