Finding time in the day

Published 7:00 am Friday, June 6, 2014

Time is just soaring by these days.

Many of us have hectic schedules that pile up and it can often feel like we’re rushing to get everything done before the sun goes down.

Wouldn’t it be nice have just a few extra hours each day?

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Well, one thing’s for certain, the days aren’t getting any longer. In order to find more free time, it’s important to get organized and make better use of our day.

Here are a few tips to increase the time you have to unwind and relax at the end of the night.

Save leftovers for your next meal. Saving and reheating leftovers from just one meal per week saves the time it takes to prepare and cook a fresh meal while providing a welcome weekly respite for the family cook from the chore of making dinner.

Make better use of your lunch break. Try to tackle those tedious errands over your lunch hour. Use that time to pay bills, balance your checkbook, or catch up or your correspondence. Taking care of such errands during the daytime can free up more time to spend with your family at night.

DVR your favorite TV shows or plan to watch them online when you’re not as busy. This can make your nights less hectic as you won’t be hurrying to complete chores before your favorite show airs. Recording your favorite shows also allows you to fast forward through the commercials, saving you roughly 15 minutes for every hour of television you watch.

Start your day with some exercise. Working out in the morning can increase your energy levels throughout the day so you don’t feel sluggish, but it also frees up time to handle household chores or work projects in the evening.

We often find ourselves pressed for time as the week progresses, but with a little planning, we’ll all be feeling refreshed again in no time.