Tracey Martin is a Sustainable Lifestyle Leader and author and has been a certified Transformational Life Coach as well as health, life and wellness advisor for more than 25 years. Tracey’s mission is simple, to protect our natural resources, planet, and our most precious resource: humankind. She is sharing her knowledge with us in this monthly column and this month Tracey talks about maximizing your time now that school is back in session.
Everyone is back in school. Summer vacations have come to an end. Now what?
How about evaluating your day and seeing if you can find some extra time to do what you love? Sound too good to be true? It’s not!
Have you ever looked at some of the basic tasks you do during the day and how much time they take? The first one that comes to mind is grocery shopping. Driving to the store, walking the aisles, sometimes forgetting things or buying more than you need. Then driving back, unloading and putting them away. About 2 hours, maybe more. I encourage my clients to look into grocery delivery. This is a timesaver! Most stores in the valley offer this service.
It is super simple. Go to the stores website. I like Whole Foods. However, Fry’s, AJ’s and Safeway all deliver.
1) Click on your location.
2) Sign up for delivery
3) Begin shopping!
They are usually delivered within an hour. Eventually, you can build a relationship with your shopper and they will pick the best fruits and vegetables just like you would!
Another great time saver is to work with a personal shopper at you favorite department store.
Nordstrom is a great example. Go to the closest store to you and request some time with a personal shopper. Once they get to know you, they will pull items for you based upon your style, budget and when you need them. Only buy what you love and will wear at least 30 times or more.
Applying sustainable living principles also encompasses how you use your time. Time is one gift that we must use wisely. Being more productive with your day will not only allow you to accomplish more it will actually make you feel better. When you make a commitment to yourself and keep it, it feeds your self confidence. Which is always a good thing! Review your to do list and look up ways to be more efficient. Send us some of the problems and we will suggest some solutions.
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For a private one on one with Tracey text 602.568.4124.