When you’re short on time, letting things like fitness and hobbies take a back seat can easily happen. We’ve compiled a list of five easy ways to make the most of your energy, time and money without compromising your mental, physical and financial well-being. Read on to find out more.
Workout Smarter and Harder
After a long day at work, all most of us want to do is sit down with dinner in front of Netflix and chill out. Sure, you could get out your yoga mat or head to the gym for a workout, but you might think there’s not much point when you don’t have much time left to yourself.
So how can you fit a workout into your already busy schedule? Why not swap scrolling through social media during your lunch break for a quick workout? Plenty of apps offer intense ten to fifteen-minute workouts, meaning you can stay fit and still enjoy your lunch break.
Make Time For Your Hobbies
Investing in your mental well-being is just as important as investing in your physical well-being. It’s also important to make some time for your hobbies. Give yourself permission to spend time doing something you really love. Love fishing? Why not buy yourself some new Pants For Fishing and then dedicate a whole day just to sit and relax by the lake. Love to read? Give yourself permission to curl up with a warm drink and your favourite novel. You’ll feel restored in no time.
Double Your Time
We all have the same twenty-four hours in a day, but we don’t all have the same amount of time in those twenty-four hours. It’s important then to get creative with how we use the time we do have. Why not put in your headphones and listen to a podcast while you clean the bathroom or listen to an audiobook while you do the dishes?
If you struggle to find time to work out, why not walk to the grocery store instead of driving? Any exercise is good, so use the opportunity to get your steps in. You won’t even notice you’re working out, but you’ll definitely notice the benefits.
Be Clever With Your Tech
We all know that technology is getting more and more expensive. New devices are constantly being released, and the desire to have the latest tech is understandable. Phone contracts might seem like a cheaper way to own the latest smartphone, but they might not offer you the best deal in the long run.
If you’re not concerned with owning the latest smartphone model, many retailers sell reconditioned phones for a fraction of the price of a new one. It might also be cheaper to buy a new phone outright and pay for a sim-only contract with a service provider. Do your research and shop around to save yourself some money in the long run.
Save On Energy
If we’ve learned anything over the last couple of years, it’s that having a comfortable nest egg is always a good idea. It doesn’t matter how much money you save. Knowing that you have something extra in the bank for a rainy day can give you peace of mind. Whether you choose to spend it on a vacation, or save it in case you need some extra help covering the rising cost of bills, this is an investment in yourself that you can count on. If you want to start making some smart savings around the home, consider switching to a smart meter, turning off the lights when you’re not in a room and hanging heavy curtains when it’s cold outside. All these ideas could help you save money on your energy bills and kick start your nest egg.