Advice from Greatist.com on How to Get Things Done

Between our professional work load, social calendar, academic goals, and volunteering commitments, it can sometimes feel like we are wearing too many hats all at the same time. There is never enough time in the day, days in the week, weeks in the month….

Coming from an Organizer through-and-through, I found this article (by Laura Schwecherl) both relevant and applicable. Sometimes, you just need to take a step back, make some lists,  and clean up a bit 🙂

#3. Wake up earlier. If still able to squeeze in enough sleep, try extending the day by getting up an hour earlier — when it’s still quiet and there are fewer distractions. My advice: Get to the gym in the morning! Even though it seems counter-productive, you’ll feel more energized, be in a better mood, and feel great about yourself before you  even get to the office.

#9. Take a midday workout break. Can’t fathom cleaning the bathroom? Or having writers’ block? Working out during the day could actually boost productivity, so the time spent exercising could actually help us get more done later. My advice: That is, if you haven’t already gone in the morning!

#16. “Eat the frogs.” We swear it’s a real term. Do the task you’re least looking forward to first to get it out of the way. (No guarantees Prince Charming will emerge.). My adivce: I think it depends on the task, sometimes it is nice to get the “little things” out of the way.

#24. De-clutter. Get rid of anything in the way that may cause distractions. Put away the dishes, fold clothes, and get rid of excess papers on the desk. My advice: You’ll feel like you already accomplished something, and will want to continue “the streak.

Schwecherl, Laura. “27 WAYS TO GET MORE SH!T DONE.” Greatist. Greatist.com, 28 Feb. 2012. Web. 09 Apr. 2013. <http://greatist.com/happiness/27-ways-get-more-sht-done&gt;.

ZingAnything Citrus Zinger Water Bottle

It is hard to find something more energizing (or beneficial to your health) than fresh, ice-cold lemon water. For a great water bottle that encourages tasteful hydration, I recommend Citrus Zinger. It can be a little clunky for running errands or using at the gym, but it works great for around the home.

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  • The Citrus Zinger offer an easy way to extract juice and flavor from citrus fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle.
  • Finger hole provided for easy carrying, wide mouth top allows for easy filling and ice cubes, if needed.
  • Cushioned base through a soft rubber base pad to prevent slippage.
  • Health-safe materials – BPA/EA-free Tritan Plastic from Eastman.
  • Easy to clean and reusable. Excellent Citrus Infuser

For more substantiation on the health benefits, I’ve included a brief list of articles referencing the advantages. This is by no means exhaustive. As always, check with your doctor before making drastic changes to your diet.

http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water.html

http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/water_health/health1/5-health-benefits-of-lemon-juice.htm

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4769/Why-You-Should-Drink-Warm-Water-Lemon.html

http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lemon.html

The Importance of Vitamins

I always start my day with a variety of vitamins – so, I thought that I would share this article.

Prevention Magazine: Best Vitamins For Women, by Elizabeth Somer, RD

Always remember to take with a meal and a full glass of water! Don’t forget to review the Food Sources listed under each reference, too. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before trying or using any sort of supplement!

Personally, I look forward to trying the following (after consulting my doctor):

Ginger (one 500-mg capsules every four hours as needed);

Ginseng (100mg twice daily);

Vitamin E (wheat germ, nuts, spinach);

Vitamin B6  & B12 (avocados, bananas, whole grain);

Copper (leafy greens);

Omega-3s (fish, flaxseed).

 

Somer, Elizabeth. “Vitamins for Women: Best Multivitamins.” Prevention.com. Prevention, Sept. 2012. Web. 08 Jan. 2014. <http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/best-vitamins-women&gt;.