15 ways to find 15 minutes for exercise every day

   date: 2012-11-04 time: 21:33:43
1. Log Off Facebook
We now spend a whopping 7 hours a month on Facebook, according to Neilsen. Let’s do the math: Seven hours a month works out to 105 minutes each week or, hmmm, exactly 15 minutes every single day. You don’t have to banish Facebook from your life entirely, but limit it to two short sessions a day, like once in the morning over coffee and later in the evening. Then log out and stay off.

2. Say "No!"
Women usually have a very hard time with this one. But I think you'll really like it once you try it. Next time someone (not your big boss) asks you to do something you really don't want or need to do, say, "I'm sorry. No. I just can't", and feel the freedom - and all that free time - wash over you.

3. Plan Your Day
We all have certain times of the day when we are most focused and productive. Schedule your biggest task for that time (for many people it's in the morning, say 9:00 a.m.). You'll get it done more quickly and efficiently than if you wait to tackle it during a natural low point, like mid-afternoon.

4. Do One Thing at a Time
We pride ourselves on being supreme multitaskers, but trying to do too many things at once means getting nothing done. Sit down with your to-do list. Pick an item, and do it and only it. You'll be shocked by how quickly each task gets done when you give it your full attention.

5. Record Your Shows
A typical hour-long TV-show contains just 40 to 42 minutes of real content - the rest is commercials. Watch two shows and that's almost 40 minutes you could have spent doing something else. It's well worth investing in a digital TV-recorder so you can watch just what you want when you want, and free up time to pursue more healthful activities, like 15-minute workouts.

6. Don't Be a Neatnik
Is it really all that important that your apartment is spotless? Stop wasting precious time folding your sheets just because, and polishing picture frames and aim for an adequate level of cleanliness instead.

7. Be Decisive!
You can easily waste hours choosing what color to paint your walls or which brand of sneakers to buy (it's called analysis paralysis). At some point, you need to stop waffling and move forward. Set a time limit, say 45 minutes, for comparison shopping, weighing pros and cons, etc., then make a decision and go forth.

8. Buy Time
Pay for services that suck up tons of time. Before you pooh-pooh the idea of hiring a laundry or cleaning service, sit down and do a little math. If you've been known to blow a few hundred bucks on shoes and bags you don't really need while you slave away all your spare time scrubbing the tub, it's time to reconsider your expenditures. By hiring a cleaning service to do the heavy-duty stuff twice a month and looking into premade meal plans, you'll buy yourself hours every week.

9. Ink It On Your Calendar
Amazing how you find time for everything on your calendar, right? That's because it's there in black and white, demanding your attention (and time). Block out your workouts as you would work appointments and you won't miss them.

10. Set a Timer
Certain activities are black holes for time. All the little things you plan to do for just a few minutes - surfing the web, playing games on your phone - can suck away hours if you're not careful. Keep a kitchen timer nearby. When you start a task, set it for 15 minutes. Then stop when the bell rings.

11. Touch It Once
When a paper comes across your desk or an e-mail hits your inbox, deal with it right away. Piled up paper and messages not only create distracting clutter, you also waste time revisiting each issue again (and again) or, worse, losing something important.

12. Pick Up the Phone
Texting and emailing can be great timesavers, but sometimes it takes 15 messages to accomplish what you could do in a 40-second phone call. As soon as it starts getting complicated, pick up the phone.

13. Put Things in Their Place
I used to waste precious time looking for my keys. At any given time they could have been anywhere - pockets, drawers, purses, or my personal favorite, hanging from the door lock. Place your things on a certain place every time you put it away. Try this trick with anything you lose regularly. It works.

14. Set Out Your Stuff
Setting out your exercise clothes at night makes it far more likely that you will get up and get moving for a morning workout, instead of hitting snooze (or worse, skipping the whole affair entirely) because it's too daunting to get up and start rummaging around for your workout gear.

15. Get Up 15 Minutes Earlier
Vow to work out at 5 a.m. every day and you'll never do it. But even the most nocturnal of night owls can roll out of the sack a mere 15 minutes earlier in the morning. Even if you don't use that extra time for your workout, you'll get to the office earlier than usual, so you'll be more likely to take that 15 minutes for yourself later in the day.

    Exercise, 2 comments


Do you/ anybody know a healthy pizza dough
recipe? :D

  2012-11-07 20:07:47

Grym blogg!

  2012-11-10 16:08:10

Do you/ anybody know a healthy pizza dough
recipe? :D

  2012-11-07 20:07:47

Grym blogg!

  2012-11-10 16:08:10


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