Apply the 80/20 rule to almost everything in your life. What is Pareto's Rule? It simple means that 80% of results come from 20% of the efforts.
When you apply this to both your work and personal life, you will find balance and learn how to prioritize tasks that have the biggest impact in regard to results. Some tasks may take longer to implement, but the result has a much larger impact than doing a bunch of tiny meaningless tasks. Remember to look at the big picture and figure out what will get your results!
Think of it this way at work:
As a manager you spend 80% of your time handling problem employees and only 20% of your time with performing employees.
Think of it this way for personal health:
Perhaps we can look at this and say that 80% of the changes you want to see happen with your health will be a direct result from changing only 20% of your daily activities and habits.
For example, many people say a healthy weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. It is almost impossible to out exercise poor eating, have you tried? I think we would be correct to say that diet makes a bigger impact on weight loss, when compared to exercise. Don't get us wrong, we're not saying to skip the workouts, but we do think that if you can only commit an hour a week to one of the other - plan out your meals for the week will give you a much bigger impact than 60 minutes of jogging on a treadmill.
We believe that when it comes to eating, you should eat healthy at least 80% of the time, and leave a little wiggle room in there for special occasions and enjoyment!
We've got plenty of recipes to share that can help you stay on track with healthy eating while feeling full and satisfied. Start with a hearty breakfast of chocolate-sunbutter-overnight-oats.html and pair it with two more meals featuring a lean protein, lots of veggies and complex carbs at lunch and dinner and you've got yourself a sold plan for the week.
What does a simple plan look like?
Basic plan - have a 300-500 calorie breakfast and pair through the day with 4+ cups of veggies, 1+ cups of complex carbs, 6-9 oz lean protein, and 2 tbsp healthy fats.