Challenge Yourself to Master Time Management

Have you tried to manage your time more efficiently but still seem to fall short of mastering it? Do you find it intimidating or perhaps even boring trying to use your time more wisely and get things done? Do you find yourself getting distracted easily? Maybe it’s time you look at time management in a new way. Perhaps it’s time to make a game out of it and make it more fun. Fun? Sure, it doesn’t have to be boring or monotonous. If you can make it a game and challenge yourself, you’ll enjoy it a lot more and even get more done. Try it and see.

 

Use an accountability partner. Having someone to hold you accountable will cause you to get more done because you have to check in with them. It can also be a lot of fun having a friend keep you in check. You get to chat for a few minutes each day and share your ups and downs too.

 

Having someone you check in with can really boost your focus and productivity, especially if that person doesn’t cut you any slack. No playing around or surfing the Internet when you know you have to account for your time and work ethic to someone else. In a way, it’s like having a boss. You wouldn’t slack on a job in the outside world, why slack on yourself if you work from home?

 

Make a guessing game out of it. You can either do this for yourself or ask someone else to guess the number. Asking someone else makes it more of a challenge. Look at your to-do list and guess how many items you can tick off in a certain amount of time. If you’re doing this with a friend, tell them how many items you have and have them guess how many you can tick off. Then get busy doing them to see if you can get them all done in the time allotted.

 

Set a timer. A timer is a great device to get your productive brain flowing. There’s something about racing the clock and know it’s ticking down that gets you motivated and in super productive mode. You can use your kitchen timer, a timer on your smart phone or download one of the free timers online. There are many to choose from.

 

If you have a long list and expect to check in with your accountability partner you may want to set the timer for an hour and see how much you can get done in that time. If that seems to intimidating for you, start with 15 minutes to see how much you can accomplish. For big things, like article writing, you may want to set the timer at 30 minutes to give yourself time to get into a writing flow.

 

In between productive times of using your timer you will want to take breaks. Trying to push yourself too hard will only leave you feeling frustrated which will kill your motivation and desire to get things done. Be sure to go for a walk, step outside for some fresh air or just get up and move around.

 

Getting a grip on time management can seem like a daunting task. If you make it fun and challenge yourself to get things done, or have someone else to challenge you, you will eventually master it, get more done and you might even enjoy the process. 

 

Making a game of it isn’t something you want to do every day, but once or twice a week can be fun and really help you hit productive mode so you’re checking things off your list in a timely manner.

 

Give it a try. You have nothing to lose.

Which Foods Should You Eat Every Day as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?

Among all the news about which foods are good for us or bad for us, figuring out what you can eat on a daily basis can be challenging. Some foods are good for you, but aren’t necessarily a great addition to your diet if you’re eating it every single day. Getting a balance is very important when it comes to your diet, so let’s look at some of the great foods that you can eat every day as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

 

Yogurt

Add it to your breakfast, use it as a dessert – there are plenty of ways you can get some yogurt into your diet every day. Like anything, it’s important not to eat too much of it, as excessive dairy products can cause constipation, bloating and skin problems in some people. A small portion of probiotic yogurt every day can help your gut and stomach to stay healthier. 

 

Spinach

It’s full of iron and other nutrients, and it’s safe to eat every day. You can eat spinach raw along with salads, add it to your smoothies with different fruits, or steam it and add to a roast dinner or warm curry. 

 

Berries

Berries are considered superfoods in many contexts, and since there are so many different types, it’s easy to find which ones fit easily into your diet. You can experiment with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, using them as snacks throughout the day, breakfast foods in a smoothie or with yogurt, or even after a healthy dessert in the evening. 

 

Nuts

Unless you’re allergic to nuts, a small handful of them every day can help to boost your overall wellbeing. Almonds, walnuts and peanuts are some of the most common nuts, and are full of goodness. Nuts are a great option for vegans who may struggle otherwise to get good fats and a well-balanced amount of nutrition. Nuts can help you to lose weight, maintain a health weight, and lower your risk of heart disease. 

 

Avocado

Some people avoid this as it is high in calories compared to other fruits, however, half an avocado a day will help you feeling fuller for longer and provides a great source of fiber. Always wash avocados before cutting into them or peeling them. This fruit has plenty of Vitamin K, which helps to promote better bone health. 

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RDP Tuesday: butter

For tremendous Tuesday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, I choose the word butter.

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Smorgasbord Health Column – Major Organs and systems of the Body – The largest organ in the body – The Skin – Sally Cronin — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

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Your Daily Word Prompt – List – October 22, 2019

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