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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.

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