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7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day

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  • Thank you for the article! I need to get good at meal planning, so that I know what I need for an entire week. It's just a matter of sitting down with a piece of paper and doing some math.

    Also, not to be contrary, but there was a study that said people who went shopping every single day were more healthy than people who didn't, whether or not they actually bought anything. So there's something in the walking, and when you go be sure and walk around the parameter if you can. It's good for you!

    I found an error in the article, about batching your chores. You say there's a "best approach", and then you say it's a terrible idea, and that there's a better one. Okay, then the sentence needs rewritten to not say it's the best approach, because obviously you don't feel that way. - 4/7/2015 8:22:47 PM
  • An excellent article, and one easy to implement. I also find myself guilty when it comes to checking emails and spending time on Facebook (especially playing some of the games on FB). I did see two time wasters which were absent: online gaming and watching television. Thanks to this article, it gives me something to think about and to change. - 4/7/2015 9:47:32 AM
  • JMPANGELO
    I feel so guilty on the particular checking on Facebook and emails from time to time. But not for long. I made my time schedule balanced right now. But I have been guilty about last minute grocery shopping and food deliveries instead of eating healthy meals.

    But its a great overall article. Well done! I have bookmarked this article so that I can read it the time that I have forgotten it. - 4/7/2015 1:31:17 AM
  • Useful article; I need to return to it to be reminded. One point that would be hard for me is the one about the frequent grocery shopping, as it is my now-retired husband's favorite thing to do. I hate any kind of shopping, but he asks for very few things of me so I accompany him. That is what a 50ish year marriage is about; compromise. - 11/7/2014 6:16:48 AM
  • When I took care of my nephew, I exercised when I took him to football practice. I walked the stadium steps while he practiced. - 11/6/2014 12:34:53 PM
  • Holly I like your idea of front loading the week. I'll try this idea with the exception of grocery shopping since the good deals are a the end of the week on Thursday or Fridays. My me time is even multitasking. I soak my feet while watching TV :-) - 11/6/2014 12:32:44 PM
  • Great article and I am guilty of the email and facebook checking, last minute meal planning and last minute grocery shopping.
    I will focus on changing all of those!!!!!
    Thanks! - 11/6/2014 11:31:07 AM
  • Great article!

    Anne - 11/6/2014 2:03:21 AM
  • Not much about TV watching, which is from my viewpoint the biggest time waster of most Americans. You feel so helpless when you're watching it. It actually takes your edge and your own sense of personal value. Glenn - 9/4/2014 12:44:53 AM
  • Fantastic article! I've found that pre-planning works the best for me. I have laminated lists for weekly meals, cleaning tasks and misc errands for each week and I try to "front load" my week and get everything done by Thursday evening so my weekends are mostly free for having fun with friends and family (especially now that Summer is here!)

    With two young children and a full-time job, it is the only way I get anything done. - 6/3/2014 12:54:04 PM
  • Oh, if only! - 5/9/2014 5:46:33 AM
  • Great article. - 11/28/2013 2:05:18 PM
  • BETTYCOOPER121
    The ideas mentioned in this article are the best!! I liked the one in where we go tech free every weekend :-). Though difficult if we have strong will power we can resist. Great article overall. - 10/29/2013 11:34:44 AM
  • RUNNINGINOR
    I am a working mother of three kids, and my biggest time drain is ferrying them to all their sports and after school clubs. Therefore, I keep a detailed calendar and "schedule" my exercise, computer time, etc. I would never miss a scheduled doctor's appointment, so I treat my scheduled "me" time as just as important. I try to teach my kids that exercise is a highly important component of their lives, but it seems counter-intuitive to gripe to them about all the time it takes to get them to sports. Scheduling dinner prep time, too, is a big way to save time when we are eating dinner out of tupperware between soccer games. It also keeps us out of the fast-food drive thru!!! - 9/22/2013 2:56:51 PM
  • Great idea! - 9/18/2013 9:35:39 PM

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