How To Get The Most Out Of Your Day (So You Can Finally See Results) (Part 2 of 3)
Welcome to Part 2 of my How to Get the Most out of Your Day series.
If you haven't checked out Part 1 yet, you can do that here - https://becomeaplantbasedbabe.com/blogs/news/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-day-so-you-can-finally-see-results-part-1-of-3
Once you have caught up on Part 1, you are ready for Part 2.....
3. Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Setting goals and having a plan is integral to having good time management.
If you don’t know what you are working toward and don’t have a sense of purpose or importance about what you are doing, it is so much easier to slip into a time warp and waste a lot of time.
On a macro level, I have my annual goals written out so that I can see them every day.
I journal each morning with three wins I had on my path to my goals and also three things I am grateful for to put me in a positive mindset for the day.
I also use Evernote (another free app) to create a daily “to do” list.
At the start of each week, usually on a Sunday night, I add in all my to do’s and then all I have to worry about during the week is making them happen.
It gives me nice little tick boxes too, so I can have the satisfaction of ticking a task off. :)
Doing a Sunday “brain dump” also gets everything out of my head, stops me forgetting things and frees up mental space for more important things and allows me to focus (rather than reminding myself to remember things).
I also put all appointments in a google calendar and I usually check that once per week so that I know what I have coming up.
There are so many ways to plan that work…
You just have to find a way that feels natural to you.
This is the way I have been planning and managing my time for quite a while now. I enjoy it and it’s easy for me to do.
It sounds like a lot but it really only takes me 10 minutes on a Sunday, and then a few minutes each day to maintain.
But the time it saves me stressing about what I need to do, where I need to be, what things I need to remember to do, is priceless.
4. Meal Prep
This is also one of my favourites and a huge time saver.
I like to batch cook up healthy meals so that I always have something on hand and I am not caught short.
Some of my favourite things to meal prep are bowls as you can prep the hot stuff, and then just cut up fresh salad each day depending on what you like.
I have a couple of recipes on my youtube channel..
Crispy tempeh bowl - https://youtu.be/9mYmWNgzZkI
Vegan Gado Gado bowl - https://youtu.be/0lCQFuAlgXA
And I also have a bunch of healthy batch cooking recipes in my 28 Day Vegan Shred (vol 1) that you can check out.
You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to make delicious, healthy food.
I’m the most basic cook there is, but by using the right combination of herbs and spices you can make a bland healthy meal, next level amazing.
When you first start meal prepping you might find it a little stressful and overwhelming. Spending a couple of hours in the kitchen on Sunday might feel like wasted time.
But when you come home from work and have a healthy meal you just need to plate up and eat, it makes life so much easier.
And, if you want to make things easier still, you can always use a meal prep service like Herbidoor.
I hope you have enjoyed these next 2 tips, part 3 is now live HERE.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below... or post them up in the Facebook Group!
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