9 Easy Life Hacks For Super Busy People

Life can get chaotic. These habits can make the days run more smoothly.

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Fill Up On Greens

Tell yourself that you’re going to have two servings of different vegetables every time you have dinner. It’s an easy rule to stick to and is a great way to ensure that you’re getting all of your servings of fruits and veggies.

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Book Ahead

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Always schedule your next hair appointment before you leave the salon to avoid the hassle and stress of making last-minute appointments. Ditto for dental and medical checkups, vet appointments and routine car maintenance.

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Keep Track Of Special Days

Use an online calendar with a reminder system to help you keep track of birthdays and anniversaries of important people in your life. Set it to remind you days in advance so you can make someone’s day by sending a card, a gift or an email on time.

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Take The Stairs

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Skip elevators and escalators and opt for the stairs-even if you start with just one floor’s worth.

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Opt For Online Banking

Set up online automatic payments for household bills that are the same every month. You’ll avoid late-payment charges and credit-score damage, and you’ll have less paperwork to wade through.

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Reduce Stress By Playing With Your Pet

Create regular playtimes with your pet-as you’re getting out of bed in the morning, a few minutes before you leave for work or as soon as you get home. You’ll be happier, and, of course, your pet will be fitter and healthier, too. Don’t have a four-legged friend? Volunteer at your local shelter or ask your friends if you can walk their dog.

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Stretch It Out

Set your watch to beep once an hour during your workday. When it does, take a few seconds to notice where your body feels tight. Change position, stretch, move: You’ll feel better for it.

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Create A Master Grocery List

Keep it on the fridge or a kitchen bulletin board, and check things off as you run out. Next time you head to the store, you’ll know exactly what you need.

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Take Short Breaks

Take one minute out of each day to look and listen to the world around you. Notice one thing that makes you happy, whether it’s your favourite song playing on the radio or the bright shining stars at night.

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