2005 Rich Minds, Rich Rewards E-Newsletter
WEEK 14: 4 Ways to Make Your Life Easier
April 3, 2005
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THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: 4 Simple Ways to Make Your Everyday Life Easier
week, I'd like to share a newsletter that I wrote last August with some
practical ideas I think you'll enjoy. How much easier would your
day-to-day life be if your chores took less time and effort? With the
increasing hectic pace of many lives, we hear the phrase "simplify your
life" more often. Simplifying can be good, and I'd like to suggest
something just as important - making your life easier. You know, those
simple, but time-consuming tasks you have to do month after month or
week after week - such as paying bills, grocery shopping, cooking,
cleaning, and running errands? Wouldn't it make your life easier to
make those things less of burden on your time? I'd like to share a few
ideas for saving time and getting things done more easily:
1. Create a printed shopping list.
a list of all of the items that you shop for on a regular basis and
print out multiple copies. Keep copies in the kitchen, and take out a
blank one each week. As you (or your family members) notice items you
need, circle them. When it's time to go shopping, you'll be organized
and less likely to miss items that end up making quick trips for later.
Of course, if you order your groceries online and have them delivered,
you could save even more time. Visit www.peapod.com to check out that
2. Automate your bill paying.
If you dislike sitting
down to pay bills, make a decision to stop doing it! Set your accounts
up to be automatically paid out of your checking account once per
month. Most companies are glad to set up this service for you, or you
can set it up automatically through your bank.
3. Prepare your meals once per week, or hire a personal chef to do it for you.
you spend a couple of hours once each week preparing enough meals for
the whole week, you'll not only save time, but find yourself under a
lot less pressure throughout your week. If you don't have the time to
do it yourself, consider hiring someone else to do it. Having your own
personal cook may be much less expensive than you think. Imagine,
someone to shop, cook, package and store your meals in the refrigerator
or freezer - and even clean up the mess! Visit www.personalchef.com or
www.hireachef.com to find one in your area.
4. Spend the first 20 - 30 minutes of your day exercising.
people claim that they don't have the time to exercise, but I have
found that one of the easiest ways to get it done consistently is to
get moving first thing in the morning. Before you go to bed, put your
workout clothes and shoes right next to your alarm clock. Remind
yourself before you drift off to sleep that the first thing you'll do
when you get up is work out. When you wake up, slip on your work out
gear and head out the door for a brisk walk, pop in your favorite
workout tape, or find an open area in your house to do a few sets of
your favorite exercises. You'll have more energy all day and feel
refreshed as soon as you get moving!
My challenge to you this week:
Take one day to think about ways to make your life easier, then set up the "systems" to make it happen.
What area of my life has become cumbersome? How could I simplify?
Until next time ...
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