“Time is money”
The keywords are awareness, regularity and tranquility.
My first and most important theory what I would like you to consider: whatever you are going to do, you will either have to pay money or time. Do not forget that there are things you can not buy with money. You can not buy love, time, knowledge, wisdom and recognition.
If you understand that, you can have balanced life.
Let’s look at an example of this theory:
Paradox: In case you want to cook at home, you have to spend time on it. You can not spend so much time with other tasks, like recreation or work, but you know how it is made, what it is made from and last but not least, it can also be cheaper. If during this time you want to work and earn money, you should buy food for yourself and your family. So you can spend not only the money you have just earned, but you are probably not going to buy quality food, because you would like to get it cheap. In the first case you save money while you lose time. In the other case, you save time but you lose money.
This is my time paradox. You need to know which one is worth better for you and organize your calendar so.
Saving time: I disagree with the vision of 21st century. Everyone wants to save time because we do not have time for anything. We want to lose 10 kg in 2 weeks time; we want to consume food which can be ready to eat in 2 minutes or even made in lab; we want everything to be available all the time; we want to develop faster than how it is determined in our biology; we want to add valuable nutrients with supplements so that they get into our body faster and in larger quantities; we want to grow or buy more food even if we do not use it; we want to get everywhere as soon as possible; we would like to implement all our ideas in less time; we would like our employees to do the same job in shorter period of time; and we want happiness instantly without any effort. Or all of this at the same time.
I have bad news – as I said in my first blog: time can not be shortened, no results can be achieved without work and no healthy progress can be made without gradualism. Quality life requires time!
Everything has its natural process of being developed, solved, completed.
Georganic Method gives you reasonable solutions to these problems. In addition, it teaches you how you can really save.
What we are doing today is rushing from home to work, from work to home, from home to a club, from store to another store. Or we are not rushing home because we work 10-12 hours instead of 8. We sacrifice our days off or even our holidays. The question is: why do we sacrifice these? Is it a good purpose or action, a learning process, a plan or putting effort into our own business? In this case, you have to invest time and energy continuously. To achieve these, you need immense amount of patience and endurance, so do not ever question why you do it. Even if it is not the case, you have to show . You need to be humble at the beginning and prove your skills, there is no other way. You have to take over new tasks, do overtime and make sacrifices. If all this helps your progress, then you have to continue to work hard. However, if this is not your valuable goal then you should not give up your time. You can hold up to and out of the comfort zone for a while but after that you have to return to balance. Always consider what is worth.
You have to learn how to relax and say no.
How to strike a balance, how to say no and how to save:
I recommend you to become acquainted with the Swedish LAGOM lifestyle, which, like me, believes in the golden mean: “not too little, not too many, just enough”. Anyone who does not live in Sweden has other possibilities, but incorporating some lagom elements into our culture will greatly influence our lives in a good direction. These can be tiresome, but do not think about obstacles! Think about how you can put them into practice in your home. One or two changes will bring enormous differences – slowly, gradually, depending on your options, change the followings:
– work-life balance: do not brag about the material goods, have balance between work and private life.
– try to switch off while working: but take the job seriously. Get up for 5-10 minutes, move your joints, refresh yourself in the fresh air, enjoy a delicious juice or in Swedish style a cup of coffee.
– seek simplicity: it is much more peaceful if it is not crowded. Do not buy items you will not use.
– me-time: relax, do your hobby sometimes. Go hiking, cook a meal, sing, dance, go on a trip or fishing.
– consciously: organise your resources correctly and sparingly. This is not only for your wallet but for the environment as you eat less and less.
– orderliness: stay organised. The time and energy invested pays off.
– environmental protection: I can not tell you enough that it is not only good for Earth if you are environmentally conscious but also for others and for your body.
Our environment and lifestyle factors such as food choice, smoking and exposure to chemicals can lead to epigenetic changes (epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on). Take time to reform your habits. You can read more on this in my next blog.
– tea: Swedes regularly drink tea. Sit down for a cup of hot tea in the morning or evening and use the time for yourself. Enjoy the taste and effect of tea. To do this, select Györgytea products where you can be assured of using only Hungarian herbs without adding additives and preservatives.
Tea has proven epigenetic effects. Such epigenetic changes have been found in genes involved in cancer and estrogen metabolism. In a new study, researchers have shown that in women, tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen. **
Proper, injury-free and sustainable results should take time. If you are a starter do not believe in 30-minute workouts without any work. Move at least 1 hour when you train. Prepare on what day of the week you will train and keep it as scheduled. Plan intensity and / or exercises and it is going to be a lot easier.
You have to spend time on shopping, choosing raw materials and production. For example, not all products in bio stores are free from additives, sugar and/or palm oil. Here, too, you have to choose the right product for your lifestyle, map out the supply and choose the right one for you. To do this, you have to invest time. As soon as you know what to buy and not to buy, you will have a routine that saves you time and energy.
Make a menu plan for the week from seasonal ingredients or choose one of Házikó’s services: home delivery, catering or a meal at one of the Farmbistros. From early January you will also find warm main courses with fresh soups, salads and sandwiches, all seasonal and organic.
There is over-consumption in the world today, we often reward ourselves with food. Do not spend time eating. Enjoy the food, but not because you can eat a lot. Take proper portions and reward yourself with fresh air, sunshine, moving/training, with a fruit or a real, healthy home-made dessert.
Write a list of your home activities. Systematise things at home and online too. Make shopping lists. Make your dress for the next day. Get ready for the next meeting. Think at least a week ahead of what you will need for workout, cooking, cleaning, work, vacation, business. Do not play for time.
With these you can save time in the long run.
Make yourself detergents, scented candles, chemical-free body care products, home soaps or try the Manna products which are from 100% natural ingredients. For example, you can save time on natural soap washing with Manna shampoos and lotions and still use organic and natural ingredients.
If you can plan ahead it will be a lot easier for you later. All this is energy but it also pays off.
After these, you can live without stress and unnecessary costs.
Use your time for important things.
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** Weronica E. Ek, Elmar W. Tobi, Muhammad Ahsan, Erik Lampa, Erica Ponzi, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos, Panagiotis Georgiadis, L.H Lumey, Bastiaan T. Heijmans, Maria Botsivali, Ingvar A. Bergdahl, Torgny Karlsson, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Domenico Palli, Erik Ingelsson, Åsa K. Hedman, Lena M. Nilsson, Paolo Vineis, Lars Lind, James M. Flanagan, Åsa Johansson. Tea and coffee consumption in relation to DNA methylation in four European cohorts. Human Molecular Genetics, 2017; DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddx194