youcanlife·hack ˈlīfˌhak/
noun: life hack
a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.

  1. Pack your gym bag the night before. Give yourself absolutely no excuses.
  2. Take 2 hours on a Sunday and cook all food for the week. Save 5+ hours & $.
  3. If you aren’t feeling “exercise”, change your clothes and just give it 5 minutes.
  4. Use a smaller plate, smaller bowls, smaller utensils. Reverse Supersize.
  5. The act of our face creating a smile can significantly improve mood.
  6. The less you eat sweets, the less you’ll crave them.
  7. Invest in a good water bottle. You’ll be more likely to use it!
  8. Grow an herb garden in your kitchen – save money and always have herbs!
  9. If you are confused about what to eat – 1 tip: avoid processed foods.
  10. When at a computer: look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 min.
  11. Use sunscreen every single day. Put it on when you get out of the shower.
  12. Put a bowl with your vitamins or pills next to the coffee pot. You’ll remember.
  13. Invest in a slow cooker – saves tons of time and dirties just one pot!
  14. Want to ease into exercise? Try doing 10 push ups and 10 jumping jacks each am
  15. Drink coffee black. Cheaper, less calories, more health benefits.
  16. For healthier eating: make each meal 50% veggies… and eat them first.
  17. Trade soda for seltzer. Make your own at home with a SodaStream – save money.
  18. Stretch or do yoga for 10 minute before going to sleep.
  19. Start a CSA box subscription. Veggies at your door, save money, help farmers.
  20. State your purpose or goals at the start of every day. Every day.
  21. Put a paper towel in a the container/bowl/bag with fresh greens in the fridge.
  22. Get the most juice from lemons by microwaving for 30 seconds.
  23. Don’t be afraid to order what you really want/need at restaurants. No one cares.
  24. When feeling overwhelmed by something, break it up into smaller goals.
  25. If feeling chaotic or depressed, try organizing and deep cleaning your space.
  26. Recipe for relaxation: inhale for 3 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, exhale for 8
  27. If you are going for a run, the app will select music based on your pace.
  28. Can’t brush after a meal? Gargle with salt water.
  29. Itchy mosquito bites? A little salt and a little water do the trick. –My grandma
  30. Want to burn fat faster? A cup of black coffee before exercise can help.
  31. Always exercise on Mondays and start the week out on the right foot.
  32. When you feel like you need something but can’t figure out what… drink water.
  33. Avocados boost serotonin levels… they are also a good fat that brings satiety.
  34. Replace the butter in almost every recipe with coconut oil – healthy & dairy free.
  35. Women who walk an hour a day reduce their breast cancer risk by 14%
  36. Peppermint stimulates brain activity and helps you concentrate better.
  37. Add fresh or frozen fruit to water to make it more appealing.