Five Great Times to Get Things Done Based on Daily Food Cycles
|Flickr user Spring Dew|
1. A great time to exercise: Before breakfast.
|Flickr user DieselDemon|
It takes a whole lot to get out of bed, yet very little to procrastinate. Once your workout is out of the way, you've still got the rest of the day to get things done. The vast majority also hit the gym after work, so take advantage of the equipment and go for it!
2. A great time to take a lunch: 11 a.m.
|Flickr user hoyasmeg|
Most places don't open for lunch until this time. You're catching the staff before they get slammed. Or, if you are doing takeout, I prefer calling ahead so it's waiting for me. Generally speaking, if you can be seated before noon, you're fine.
3. A great time to schedule a doctor's visit: After lunch.
|Flickr user Betsssssy|
My dentist was always backed up when I scheduled earlier rather than later. It only takes one drop-in to push back the whole schedule. Be the first to see the doctor or dentist after lunch. He or she will be in a better mood.
4. A great time to make a dinner reservation: It depends.
|Flickr user Farmers and Fishers|
It's best to call when they first open. A host(ess) or reservationist is expected to be ready to receive calls at this time. If that doesn't work, call after 3 p.m. That's after lunch, but before dinner service. If you're not opposed, check OpenTable.
5. A great time to go grocery shopping: After 8 p.m.
|Flickr Jeff Keen|
Everyone is at home digesting at this point (or they're still enjoying happy hour). It's quieter at the store. Plus, it's an opportunity to get some walking in. Note: Grocery circulars normally reset on a Wednesday. Compare sales with your shopping list. Take a few minutes to plan, and save time and money.