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Maximize Your Time

Secrets to save time and enhance the quality of your life By Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel, Co-owner of True Life Canvas

Maximize your time

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” - Harvey Mackay

Did you know that every 10 minutes a day you spend on something is over 60 hours every year? Imagine what you could do with a little extra time in your life! Below you will find some of my favorite time-saving hacks to incorporate into your life … starting today.

No. 1: Fitness Hack

I don’t know about you, but when I realized I had as many hours in the day as Beyoncé, it left me feeling like there had to be something I was missing in regard to maximizing my time and finding my own version of Sasha Fierce to take on my day.

Finally, celebrities and professional athletes are letting us in on one of their big secrets by singing the praises of the new non-invasive body sculpting machine called the EMSCULPT NEO®. Every 30-minute session is the equivalent of 20,000 muscle contractions. Not only does this device make you stronger by building 25 percent more muscle on average, but it also targets and reduces fat by 30 percent! Yes! You can lose fat, gain muscle, and all you have to do is lie there in comfort!

Many of our clients are reporting lost inches, noticeable increase in strength, and often pain reduction in areas like the back, because as the muscles get stronger, the body is held in better alignment. Additionally, did you know that muscle is what is required to actually burn the fat—so if you can build more muscle, you will burn more calories every day.

After the age of 30, we lose between 3 and 8 percent muscle mass every year, which is a huge factor in the aging process! The less muscle we have, the less calories we burn, the more our waistline increases, our bone density decreases, and the aging process kicks into high gear—unless you actively decide to do something about it! The EMSCULPT NEO® is an amazing device to springboard you into a healthier lifestyle—or a great maintenance option for those already active.

It is recommended to do four sessions for maximum results, with every four sessions equivalent to six weeks of HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts!

*Time saver: Approximately 80+ gym hours for every four sessions

No. 2: Beauty Hack

Don’t we all wish we could wake up ready to take on the world? With permanent cosmetics, many people are finding themselves liberated to be able to wake up with makeup done by a professional. However, be mindful to do your research, and make sure you go to the best. This is your face we’re talking about—this is not the time to shop for the cheapest price. Keep in mind that you are choosing an artist, and the outcome will change depending on who you choose. I have been a professional permanent makeup artist for almost 10 years, and you want to make sure you choose an artist who lines up with your style and has the ability to execute the look you are going for.

* Time saver: 30 to 180 hours every year!

Bonus Beauty Hack:

Botox/filler and natural injection options, though not completely a time-saving hack, will make you look like you had plenty of time to get your rest.

Remember, the better you look and feel, the more you accomplish. At True Life Canvas, we are big believers in taking the “less is more” approach. You won’t leave looking like a different person. It’s important to choose a provider who will maintain and embrace your unique beauty.

No. 3: Mental Hack

Most of us with busy lives don’t have the luxury to sit and read as often as we would like, but with platforms such as, Audible it makes it easier than ever to be a ferocious reader while driving or going for a walk. If you have Alexa, you can even ask your device to “Play my Audible” while you get ready in your bathroom in the morning. It’s fun to find ways to kill two birds with one stone and get the most out of your time (whilst getting educated or at least entertained), plus it’s good exercise for your brain and imagination.

* Time saver: 200+ hours a year

No.4: Errand Hack

For those of you dreading having to leave home during these colder months to check off what you need on your weekly shopping lists, why not opt for grocery pickup or delivery? This is one of my favorite things! What a time (and money) saver to not pace the aisles of a supermarket, where you end up buying more than you need and wasting time searching for that elusive ingredient that is needed for the special dinner you’ve planned. With online ordering platforms, you can easily plan your meals and let the experts find your items for you, and either bring them out to your car or directly to your door.

* Time Saver: 53+ hours a year

With lives seeming to somehow get busier every year, it’s imperative to incorporate time-saving hacks into your life in order to regain some of life’s precious minutes where we can. That way we can live our lives to the fullest and spend our precious moments on things that matter—like family and loved ones.

Make 2022 the year to start investing in yourself so you can give the best of you to those around you!

True Life Canvas is located at 1859 N. Lakewood Dr., Suite 301, in Coeur d'Alene. For more information, visit or call 208.292.8315.

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