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This might sound weird, but it works! If you work in an office setting that has individual bathrooms, sneak in a few extra exercise minutes throughout the day. Every time I visit the powder room, I sneak in 30 wall pushups. Since I've increased my water intake, this often means 90-120 pushups/day!
I used to lose my keys all of the time...sooo...now I use a key ring with a clip on the end. I attach a book ring or key ring around the strap/handle of my purse/bag and clip the keys right to it. You can also clip the keys right to a ring or zipper on a duffel bag/backpack/purse.
Having a clean, organized house lowers your stress and settles your mind. I use to say "My house reflects my state of mind' when my house was dirty. I meant it as a joke but now I realize how true that statement actually is.
I love it when my husband makes grilled corn on the cob. He brushes it lightly with olive oil, sprinkles with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and garlic powder, then wraps in foil. Throw it on the grill while meat is cooking, and it is the perfect summer veggie!
When grocery shopping, make sure you check the price per unit. Don't simply assume the bigger box is the better deal; stores have gotten wise to that idea and often the big container does, in fact, cost MORE per pound/ounce/cracker than the small one. Crazy, but true.
If you don't feel like cooking but don't want the big bill of a restaurant or fast food, order to-go. Not paying for drinks saves you a lot of money. Some people tip the to-go person at least a dollar or two, but it's still often much less than you'd end up tipping a server for dining in house.