Wake Up and Drop Pounds: Burn Fat and Get Healthy Every Morning

When the alarm starts blaring at 6 AM, the first thing on your mind probably isn’t exercise. Those thoughts are reserved for something like “How many times can I hit the snooze before I’m late enough to get yelled at, again?” along with a choice selection of a few four letter words. But here’s the thing, the morning is possibly the most important time of the day if you’re interested in getting healthier and dropping some pounds, and honestly, who isn’t And the best part is: you don’t need to go to the gym to do it.

When the alarm starts blaring at 6 AM, the first thing on your mind probably isn’t exercise. That hour is reserved for something like “How many times can I hit the snooze before I’m late enough to get yelled at, again?” along with a choice selection of a few four letter words. But here’s the thing, the morning is possibly the most important time of the day if you’re interested in getting healthier and dropping some pounds, and honestly, who isn’t? And the best part is: you don’t need to go to the gym to do it.

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Inbox (Nearly) Zero

I was first introduced to the concept of Inbox Zero by watching the above video of Merlin Mann speaking at Google.

Before, I had never really thought about email. Sure, I used Gmail every day, in fact many times a day, but I didn’t think about how I used it. I, probably like many of you, was guilty of everything Merlin spoke about in the video. I had three email accounts, each open in separate tabs, which I constantly flipped through and checked every five minutes, no matter what I was doing. Even worse, I had no idea what I even had in any of my three inboxes. I wasted too much time scrolling through thousands of emails and information I no longer needed, just to find that one email or small detail that I was looking for.

I never thought of it as a problem, because I simply never thought of it. But as soon as I saw the video, I knew that I needed a change.

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I was first introduced to the concept of Inbox Zero by watching the above video of Merlin Mann speaking at Google.

It’s an hour-long video, so watch it only when you have the time. Otherwise, read some of his articles on his website. It’s a great video that sparked me to come up with my own system that worked for me. The beginning is an intro and the end is some great Q&A. For the real 22-minute long meat of the video, jump to 10:21 and watch until 32:27.

Before, I had never really thought about email. Sure, I used Gmail every day, in fact many times a day, but I didn’t think about how I used it. I, probably like many of you, was guilty of everything Merlin spoke about in the video. I had three email accounts, each open in separate tabs, which I constantly flipped through and checked every five minutes, no matter what I was doing. Even worse, I had no idea what I even had in any of my three inboxes. I wasted too much time scrolling through thousands of emails and information I no longer needed, just to find that one email or small detail that I was looking for.

I never thought of it as a problem, because I simply never thought of it. But as soon as I saw the video, I knew that I needed a change. Continue reading “Inbox (Nearly) Zero”