3 Ways to Streamline Your Morning Routine

Whether you're getting ready for work or getting the kids ready for school, streamline your daily routine with these three simple tips to save time in the morning:

  1. Set your clothes out the night before. How much time do you spend figuring out what to wear? Or how long does it take you to find your favorite shirt? Deciding what you want to wear and laying it out the night before can save you priceless minutes each morning.

  2. Pack your work/school bag the night before. Making sure your bag has everything you need or that your wallet, car keys and cell phone are in one easy-to-find place is another easy way to avoid hassle and save time in the morning.

  3. Make breakfast simple. Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day, but lack of time in the morning can cause people to skip it. A quick strategy to combat this is to prepare all the materials you need for your breakfast the night before. Whether you're mixing pancake batter, cooking eggs to heat up in the morning or packing something to take with you, having your breakfast prepared beforehand can make all the difference in your morning routine.

3 Ways to Free Up Time on the Weekends

The weekend is finally here! The weekend is a great time to rest and recharge after a hard week, but oftentimes our weekends tend to be just as busy as our work week.

Whether you're attending a family gathering or completing your weekly to-do list, your precious free time can disappear in a hurry. Make the most out of your weekend with these three simple tips:

  1. Plan for the week ahead. The weekend is meant to be a time for you to have fun, relax and unplug from work. But, taking a few minutes of your weekend to plan for the upcoming week can save you a lot of time and stress when the new week arrives.

  2. Prioritize your weekend to-do list. When you do have work or projects to get done on the weekend, do the hardest, least fun thing first. Once you have it out of the way, you'll be able to enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  3. Don't be afraid to say no. Keep your attention focused on what matters most to you. By living life with that intention, you will know where you want to spend your time and where you don't. Plus, when you say no, make sure you say it to the request and not the person. Explain why you need to say no, and most of the time, people will appreciate that honesty.