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Banish Unproductive Hours
Different hours of the day are more productive than others. A one-hour shift in your day can give you a more productive hour that normally would've been squandered watching TV, eating unwanted snacks, or trolling the internet.
So try this: Move up your bedtime by 60 minutes, then wake up 60 minutes earlier. For example, if you usually go to bed at 10:30 PM and wake up at 6:00 AM, try going to bed at 9:30 PM and waking up at 5:00 AM.
Here's an example of how to use that time:
- Prepare healthy food for the day.
- Get to the gym before the rush.
- Get your ab work done.
- Add in that cardio work you've been putting off.
Getting one hour back in your day means you'll be getting 7 hours back over the course of the week. It's a shift from wasting time to making time.