Five Ways to Find Time to Live Healthily

Posted: October 13, 2009 in I Don't Know
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Whether it’s because we’re unorganized, unmotivated, or simply over-tasked, we’re all too busy. If I were to ask you to dedicate an extra hour each day for something, you’d laugh and call me crazy. However, what if I asked for a fraction of that? What if I wanted 30 minutes of your day and promised that the time investment would actually increase your productivity each day? Not only that, but you’d potentially live longer, perhaps be happier, and definitely have more energy.

That doesn’t sound like a bad deal. A little prep work, a small time investment, and loads of new attitudes and productivity gains. Where is the catch?

Ha! Good question. The catch is that you have to take a little action – and the sooner the better. As Edward Stanley said:

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

I know, a new episode of Dancing with the Stars is on, but listen up; this is an important message because even a small change to your habits can equal a complete reversal to your health.

So how can we find time to lead a healthier lifestyle? Here are five ways:

  1. Apply the 80/20 Principle
    Okay, you have a busy life. It’s unrealistic for you to spend an hour every night cooking dinner from scratch. But that doesn’t mean ditching any attempt at having a healthy evening meal. Instead of getting take-out or surviving on frozen pizza, how about making a stir-fry from some ready-prepared veggies, some quick-cook noodles and some fresh prawns or cooked chicken? It’ll only take you ten minutes.

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