Not in love with your business anymore? 4 ways to rekindle the fire again

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7 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Home Faster

Looking for ways to spring clean your home in no time? Good. I’ve got some tried and tested ways that I’m going to share with you. Spring cleaning is one of my favorite things about the spring season, but unfortunately, I can’t enjoy it to the fullest since my schedule is always overloaded. So I’ve found a few ways to spring clean my home fast that are also great for those who don’t like cleaning.

1. Clean mini blinds
Yes, I want to start with the worst part about spring cleaning. I’m sure many of you would agree that cleaning mini blinds is a great pain. However, I’ve learned a small tip that makes it really easier. Just take your mini blinds down and wash them in the bath. They’ll be cleaner in no time!

2. Wash your walls
If you used to wash your walls by hand, this spring try washing them with a mop instead. This will save you a lot of time, I promise! Now that I know this little trick, washing my walls isn’t a big problem anymore. Give it a try and you will never think of washing the walls as a great pain.

3. Clean your oven
I don’t understand those people who clean their oven by hand when they have a self-cleaning one. A self-cleaning oven works amazingly and is so easy to operate. If you have a self-cleaning oven, just turn it on and it will do its thing. While it’s cleaning, the oven gets extremely hot and there can be a terrible smell, but you can go outdoors to avoid the smell, or do another chore to complete your spring cleaning faster.

4. Give your carpets to the professionals
If you have carpets, I suggest you to hire them done. It’s better and easier. It’s also incredibly time-saving. The professional knows what they’re doing and they can be more experienced at stain removal than you are. If you can afford, give your carpets to the professionals.

5. Purchase a ceiling fan cleaner
Purchase a ceiling fan cleaner so that you don’t have to climb up and take it all apart. Indeed, there’s a great device that you can purchase that cleans the ceiling fan. It’s like a duster but created to fit over every blade. While you still should clean the globes, it helps save you immense amounts of time and headache.

6. Clean your curtains
If you have trouble cleaning your curtains, I recommend doing all of your curtains at once. Take the day, take your curtains down and wash them. After washing, hang your curtains back up. Don’t forget to check the instructions and learn how to properly launder them. Maybe your curtains are dry clean only ones. Follow the instructions on the label and you won’t have any problems.

7. Don’t do it alone
If you share a home or if you have a big family, don’t do your spring cleaning alone, it’s just too much for one person. Have everybody muck in and help and you’ll get it done quicker and you will even have time for a spring picnic or family BBQ.

Follow these tips and you will do your spring cleaning faster and easier. Which tricks do you use to do your spring cleaning quicker? Share them with me, please, I will certainly try them all!

7 Smart Ways to Adjust to a New Work Team

Getting a new job has always been a stressful event for every person. But why do people find it extremely difficult and stressful? I think it happens due to unbridled fear of uncertainty, lack of professional skills, knowledge and experience.

I’m a sensitive person and when I get a new job, I automatically start worrying and asking myself too many odd questions. My obsessive chain of what-if-questions really drives me crazy, steals my confidence and even fills my heart with fear or diffidence.

As a reasonable and rational thinking personality, I usually suppress my negative thoughts and put an end to obsessive thinking by sticking to common rules, standards and tips on how to become an indispensable part of a new work team in a quite short period of time.

While these seven tips are effective, sometimes employees have to face the challenges of abnormal situations in different spheres of life, especially career. Even if you do everything right at work, the work team will always be divided into your friends and haters. You shouldn’t get upset about it, but realize that you’re not a dollar to be loved and respected by everyone.

If some of your coworkers feel an antipathy towards you, keep calm and try to find a different approach to them. It will help you handle the situation and prove everyone that you’re a friendly, successful and valuable worker. I hope my experiences will help you quickly adapt to your new work environment and win the respect of your coworkers.

1. First impression is crucially important


When you’re crossing the threshold of a new office, you should remember that your success, reputation and status depend on the impression you’ll make during the first 5 minutes of the conversation with your potential coworkers. They will pay considerable attention to your appearance, words, manners, mindset and stand in life.

Nowadays every company has its own rules, standards, traditions, including dress code. By all means, try not to stem the tide by expressing your individuality through clothing, because such inequality will certainly trigger conflicts and indignation within the work team, and turn its members against you.

Furthermore, make sure you control your emotions and behave in a confident way, because your eyes reflect your inner emotional state like a mirror. If you feel that your fear and anxiety are going out of control, try to prevail over them, using different meditation techniques that will quickly stabilize your emotional well-being.

2. Adhere to the golden mean
Communication with new colleagues is an incredibly challenging thing. You should always keep in mind that every person has its own comfort zone, stereotypes, views and principles.

Some easy going personalities can quickly open their hearts to you and become your friends, while others need a bit of a reality check and don’t want someone like you to penetrate their comfort zone and thrust your friendship to them. If you see that someone keeps a distance from you, it’s desirable just to accept it and show respect for their opinion.

If you want to speed up the acquaintance process, try to speak the language of your colleagues. Use their slang and avoid obscure words, phrases or jokes. This way, you’ll turn from a stranger into a respected insider in a twinkling of an eye. But you should always remember about the rule of the Golden Mean. This rule is the guarantee of your success in both your life and career. The main thing is not to go too far in everything you do.

3. Keep a stiff upper lip
As a newcomer, you should be mentally ready to deal with mobbing and other types of emotional pressure. Have you ever thought about why workmates mock the newcomers and each other?

It usually happens when they either hate each other cordially or want to check the strength of the newcomer’s character and get to know how they act in different stressful situations. This kind of an acid test gives them an opportunity to see your true colors, strong points and weaknesses. At any rate, you should do all possible and impossible things to remain unprovoked, even if your coworkers decide to get on your nerves.

They might start abusing their position and become impudent by asking you to do numerous tasks you’re not responsible for. In such a case, you should let them know that you’re ready to help them, but you won’t clean the office alone or work overtime on a regular basis. Propose them to assign the tasks fairly. It’s crucially important to state your proposition firmly, but calmly.

4. Make a first step
I know that it’s very difficult to take the initiative, but this habit is the key to a happy, harmonious and successful life. If you’ve just got a job, show your worth and earn favorable reputation. Remember, you’ll never achieve a desirable result, until you find common language or make friends with your colleagues.

You live in the society where the business sphere is round like the Earth. From time to time you’ll meet and have to deal with the same people. But how can you establish and maintain good relations at work?

The newcomer should learn to make the first step. You may invite your coworkers to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or something else together. You’ll have a chance to communicate in a relaxed, cheerful and friendly atmosphere. But be careful and try not to overshoot the mark, because sometimes too much familiarity can breed contempt.

5. Find a team-mate
Just because you’re at work you shouldn’t spend all the time alone like an ole eagle. Effective and productive teamwork has become the main priority for many companies. Every member of the team, as an essential part of a big mechanism, has to work hard and cooperate with others successfully. Those who don’t satisfy these requirements are fired. The company can do it just for the sake of its stability and prosperity. If you don’t want it to happen, you should do your best to establish good work relationships with all your coworkers.

In case you find it too difficult, try to get on well with at least one team-mate and ask them to bring you up to date. As soon as you enlist the support of an experienced and respected team member, you’ll significantly rise in other colleagues’ estimation and become more confident.

Don’t fear to ask for such a help. Many people can’t imagine their lives without mentoring. They become mentors for various reasons. It usually boosts their confidence and ego, increases their professionalism and even improves karma, because gratuitous help is the choice of kind-hearted and wonderful people.

6. Keep your tongue in check
Your tongue can be either your friend or the worst enemy. During the trial period it’s strongly recommended to keep a still tongue in your head. Before you utter a word, you should always think what you say, to whom and what for. It’s important because one day every word or phrase said by you may be used against you by your workmates.

When you’re among your colleagues, you’d better speak on the case and ask everything only about the specifics of your work. They may start spreading rumors about the others in your presence, but you should keep silent and resist the temptation to add your two cents. If you say something bad about other team members behind their backs, they’ll certainly get to know about it.

7. Try to be a source of positivity
Positive people with a perfect sense of humor are always worth their weight in gold. If you’re one of them, then you should take advantage of this wondrous God-Given quality and realize that all the doors are open to you. No matter whether you’re a mature and professional specialist or not, a frank smile is a magic thing that makes even a newcomer an extremely attractive and confident person.

Have you ever noticed that the personalities who smile and carry positivity regardless of everything are always surrounded by lots of people? Without a doubt, smile and positive attitude are the secrets of their attraction. Every time you meet your colleagues face to face, smile for the sake of your success.

If you want to adjust to a new work team, consider following these pieces of advice. The main point is to behave naturally and remember that you’re individuality. Do you adjust to a new job quickly? What other ways to get along with colleagues do you know? Share your tips with us.

5 Simple Ways to Set Boundaries at Work

When you have been working in the company for many years, and you see no improvement but only complications, it means you need to learn how to set better boundaries in your workplace. Everyone in the office has the same basic needs and wants.

However, one thing becomes crystal clear – you are not them. You have your own needs and wants, and just because your boss wants you to do that extra task does not mean you want it. Here are five ways to help you set boundaries at work:

1. No hesitation


Your personal life must be a priority. Working those extra hours after the work day is over will not make you rich unless you are working for yourself. Don be afraid to say ‘no,’ when you have your own plans, or you do not feel like doing that task. Your health is much more precious than your boss’s respect. If they do not accept your ‘no,’ it is their own business. Do your job well during the working hours and say your office goodbye once it is time to go home.

2. Never accept more work than you can handle
This one goes hand in hand with saying ‘no.’ Stop trying to impress your boss, especially if they are one of those who do not care about their employees and their salaries. Impress your boss with quality rather than quantity, and let them know that you work only withing your working hours.

3. Practice self-care at work
No kidding, relying on vending machine stuff to satisfy your hunger is one of the worst things you can do for your health. Stop skipping lunch and bring healthy meals to work. Your body needs nutrients to work properly so make sure you eat healthy food during your lunchtime.

Moreover, try to take short breaks between your tasks and avoid negative talks, including gossiping. Practice positive thinking and do a few office-friendly exercises, if possible.

4. Do not set high expectations
It is easy to trick yourself into thinking that that extra task will bring you extra money. Do not set high expectations. While hard work is often rewarded, it all depends on your boss’s conscience.

Staying at the office until 9 pm to help your coworker to accomplish a project or do that extra task will not be rewarded. Focus on your family and strive to spend more time with them rather than with your projects.

5. Leave work at the office
This means no checking email after 6 pm, no bringing projects home, and no work over the weekends. Get it? Enjoy your time away from work and do things that bring you joy. Volunteering may bring you more pleasure than doing an extra project that only will make your boss richer, not you. Spending time with your nearest and dearest is a great activity that is much better than your work.

I know, working hard is great, but do not forget that we are on this earth for a short time, and we never know what tomorrow will bring, so stop making your job a priority, and start doing things that will add meaningfulness to your life.

6 Peaceful Ways to Handle Bullies in the Office

We often talk about bullies in schools and colleges, but never think about bullies in the office. The reason? We believe criticizing, intimidating, and humiliating are normal. We let our employers and managers humiliate us and dread to speak up because we do not want to lose job.

Any type of psychological abuse in the office must never be ignored. If someone is trying to ruin your career or self-esteem in the workplace – be it a boss or a coworker, it is time to stop it, of course, in a peaceful way.

1. Keep your head high


Marilyn Monroe said, “So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” When coping with bullies in the office, you should not show your weaknesses and emotions. Leave them at home.

No matter what your coworkers say, focus on your career goals and keep working. Most successful people say that they have survived many bullies in their workplaces. Guess why? Plain envy. After all, not everyone can be happy for other people’s success. So if someone does not like you, it does not mean something is wrong with you. It means you are so smart and successful that they simply envy you.

2. Control your emotions
The last thing you want to do when someone yells at you is to yell in return. You want to stay professional, right? Learn to control your emotions and stay calm even in the most complicated situations. As soon as they see that you do not respond, they will stop bullying.

3. Talk to them
Find the right moment when you two are calm and able to think clearly, and talk to them. Instead of gossipping about each other, look them in the eyes and ask directly about the reason why they hate you. Stay confident and firm. If they avoid talking to you, let your management know about the situation.

4. Speak up
Many companies fire highly professional employees because of bullies. Your superiors and coworkers should know about the problem in the office. Do not be afraid to speak up. Unless you provoke the bully, your superiors will definitely find a solution. You will not lose your job. On the contrary, you may help to boost productivity in the office. However, make sure you can prove bullying.

5. Find support
When I wrote ‘support’ I did not mean finding someone who will help you humiliate the bully. Find someone who will help you and the bully to solve the problem. Whether it is a coworker or a manager, they might change the situation for the better.

6. Quit your job
If your boss is the bully, the only way out is to quit your job. Sure, you need your job to pay the bills and buy the groceries. But if it is ruining your self-esteem and mental health, are you sure you want that money? Remember, your job should bring happiness into your life, not stress and sadness.

According to the Zogby survey, around 45% of people targeted by bullies in the workplace suffer stress-related health problems, including anxiety, depression, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Working with a bully has no sense at all. Not only do you dread to go to work each day, you also risk to harm your health and destroy your true self. Do not just sit and wait until the problem disappears, take actions and solve the problem. We spend most of our time at work, which is why it is important to find the right job with a friendly team. Did you ever deal with bullies in the office?

9 Clever Ways to Turn Your Passion into

It seems that the happiest people are the ones who get to work in the field they are most passionate about. If you truly love what you do, then work never feels like something you do not want to do.

Whether you take up a side gig in order to earn money from your passion, or make the big leap into a career change, there are so many options for us today. Here are nine ideas for turning your passion into profit.

1. Book


These days it is absolutely possible to get your book out there, whatever it is about. Kindle Direct Publishing means you can publish your own work as an eBook without any overheads. All you need is your passion and a word doc.

2. Etsy store
If your passion is crafting, then you will probably already be familiar with the world of Etsy. It costs very little to run an Etsy store, and it is so satisfying for the crafters of this world.

3. eCourse
Did you know that you could write and record an eCourse about almost anything these days? We all have some skill or knowledge that other people need. An eCourse is a great way to profit from sharing that knowledge. Platforms such as Udemy, Kajabi and YesCourse each have their own submission rules and fees, so shop around and find what works for you.

4. Run a workshop
Is there something you would love to teach? From belly dancing to book keeping, you could run a workshop on anything at all.

5. Run a meet up
Similar to a workshop, but usually more sociable, selling tickets to a meet up can turn your subject of passion into a little profit stream too. Is your passion travel? How about running a foreign language conversation group for beginners.

Maybe your passion is literature, hiking, or anime. You can host a group for just about anything. If it is something physical such as hiking, be sure to check if you are required to be insured to lead a group outdoors.

6. Sunday market stall
I know, I know, you would have to get up early on a Sunday. But if you have a traditional 9 to 5 job to pay the bills, then the weekend is your best time for a side gig. Market stalls are ideal for those products you can sell online, such as baked goods.

7. Fiverr
For the digital creatives of the world, Fiverr is like a virtual marketplace. If you love graphic design, web building or content writing, there are people looking for your skills here. You can set your own hours and rates here too. No need to get up early on the weekends.

8. Consultancy
Something a little more lucrative is to become a consultant in your subject of passion. Of course, this does require experience, qualifications and a marketing budget. But if you are really invested in pursuing your passion as a career, this is something to consider. Consultants can either work with individual clients directly, or be contracted into big organisations, so there is plenty of scope for growth.

9. Private practice
If your passion is helping people, then perhaps a private practice would be your thing. From massage therapists and Reiki healers to coaching and counselling, the world needs you to help them with their stress and discomfort.

What could be more rewarding than both following your passion, and knowing that you help people every day? Are you following your passion already We would love to hear what you do. Please say hi below and let us know

7 Creative Ways to Decorate Blank Walls in Your House

You must agree that our home is our sanctuary where we rest, communicate with our family and it should give us the peace of mind. You need to see things you like around you to feel comfortable. But blank walls in your house can’t help you to relax. How to add some comfort to our homes by decorating blank walls you may find out in the following tips.

1. Shelves
Shelves can add a lot to the decoration of your house. It is the perfect way to decorate a blank wall. Not only can you fill the empty wall with them, but you can also put your favorite items on them, such as photos, vases, flower pots, etc. It can be a good idea to rearrange things on the shelves once in a while to refresh the view. To decorate your wall like this you need very little, just a shelf itself, couple of nails and hammer. And there are a few ways you may need nails and hammer while decorating. So keep them handy!

2. Pictures
Pictures are the first things you think of when it comes to decorating walls. But don’t just put pictures on the wall, as everybody does. Use your imagination! You can organize them in groups, or put a lot of small pictures into one large frame like a collage. Besides, a lot of interesting ideas can be found on Pinterest! Put on your wall the image of something or somebody you like and it will help you to feel relaxed and cozy.

3. Paint your wall
Great tip is to paint your colorless wall! One of the decorating trends of today is painting one wall in color that will match with the rest of the room. It is the way that will work if nothing else does! And you can always add items later.

4. Canvas Art
The canvas art is one of my favorite ones and they are great in decorating walls. They can add soft and sophisticated touch that is why I have some of them at home. And they are quite contemporary. Just try to use them and you will like them just as I do!

5. Inspiring Quotes and Proverbs
You must have seen them before, the pieces of art with the inspiring quotes on them. They can be used for decorating blank walls as well. You can choose any piece of art you like or even write the quote on the wall yourself. It is easy to do as there are a lot of calligraphy stencils that you can find in various craft and art stores, or order them online.

6. Large Clocks
Large clocks are one of my favorite items to decorate a blank wall. It is really convenient to put it somewhere where you can see it when leaving home and arriving back. You can buy clocks of different designs, and they can be pretty stylish. If you still don’t have a nice clock to decorate your house just go and buy one! You’ll love the way it fits to your wall.

7. Lamps
My favorite lamps are those that attached to the wall. They can be a great decoration for the wall as well. If you install a lamp on the empty wall it will light the space around and will make it more cozy and bright. You can also put a floor lamb beside the wall; it will look good and can help you to feel your house a home.

So what are your tips for decorating the blank walls? Could you share them with us?

7 Excellent Ways to Get Rid of Bad Speaking Habits

It can be rather difficult to find a person who has an excellent speech without any flaws. Usually we have a lot of bad speaking habits that may cause different problems at work and in our everyday communication. That’s why we should work hard in order to eliminate certain errors from our speech. First of all, you need to discover your bad speaking habits and after fix them. If you are not a perfect speaker, you should spare no efforts to improve your speaking skills. These tips given below will help you sound fluent and eloquent. Try to practice them regularly and you’ll avoid undesirable mistakes in your speech.

1. Record Yourself
When I studied at the university, one of my professors always told us that it was necessary to record ourselves before giving a speech. I should say that method really worked. At first, I was surprised to find out that my voice on tape sounded absolutely different, not like in real life. Every time you hear your own speech you’ll be able to reveal your errors and you will not repeat them in the future. By practicing this technique you will have a nice opportunity to control your speech and it will motivate you to work at your speaking patterns.

2. Correct Your Grammar
It should be mentioned that grammar is one of the major aspects that influence our speaking habits. You can’t be a successful speaker if your grammar is poor. So, I would advise you to work on your grammar as much as possible. Perhaps, it will not be perfect, but you will manage to correct some mistakes. You should keep in mind that learning grammar is not an easy process. To succeed in it you need to spend a lot of time and to be patient. People who have correct grammar always sound well-educated. It’s up to you whether to master the basic grammar rules or to have bad speaking habits.

3. Consider Your Slang
Every language of the world has its own slang that usually varies depending on the area. As a rule, slang has a negative impact on language in general and on your speech in particular. Surely, it doesn’t mean you should completely erase slang from your vocabulary, just make sure you minimize its usage. By being persistent you will get rid of this bad habit in no time. Your results will be much better if you communicate with those who don’t use slang frequently.

4. Try to Avoid Fillers
To my mind this is one of the greatest mistakes we should avoid while speaking with others. Listen to the people who surround you every day and you will be amazed to hear an enormous amount of fillers in their speech. Definitely we must remove these harmful words from our vocabulary by all means. Very often you may use fillers without realizing it. Fillers don’t have their own meaning and if you omit them you won’t break the main idea of your speech. Such words as “like”, “well”, “ok” and lots of others are called fillers. We mostly use them when being nervous and unable to control our emotions. At such moments, we don’t pay much attention to what we are telling. I should admit that this bad speaking habit is really hard to cope with, but it’s possible to do that.

5. Cut out Cursing
If you can’t speak without cursing it’s your personal decision and you should understand that it will never make your speech better. People who don’t have cursing in their vocabulary are more pleasant interlocutors. Give up cursing and everybody will see that you are an intelligent and polite personality who respects others. There are some situations when you should forget about this sort of language. For example, it will be a bad idea to use cursing in the office or at the university because you are to be respectful and show your politeness at these places.

6. Be Careful with Your Pronunciation
Once you have decided to fix your speaking habits, you must be ready to work hard on your pronunciation as it is one of the key aspects that are necessary to develop your language skills. If your pronunciation is wrong you are expected to make more writing mistakes. It is typical of most people to write words in the same way as they speak. Accordingly, it is reasonable for you to observe your punctuation errors when you write. Learning the basic rules of punctuation is the most effective way to figure out what is right and what is wrong.

7. Improve Your Accent
Accent is something special that can tell much about you. For instance, when you go to another town you may even sound ridiculous there and everybody will understand that you are not a local. Do you have a strong accent? Then you need to take pains for correcting this speaking habit. Look for some extra help if you want to make progress soon. The Internet is an incredible source of information for you. Here you will be offered a great deal of useful recommendations.

Most of us have certain bad speaking habits and there are plenty of reasons due to which we should improve our speech. If you work hard on your speaking skills, you will eventually reach the desirable effect. What are the most common mistakes you make in your speech? Which of the above tips do you consider to be the most effective? If you have any other ideas, tell us please.

7 Surefire Ways to Stick to Your At-Home Workout

As I was trying to do my workout at home, I was surprised to find it difficult to stick to. I have tried all the types of workout possible, but still it was difficult. If you ever tried to do it yourself you know there are lots of reasons to stop exercise: you may be distracted, and you may be busy or just forgot to do it. But with the time, I worked up some tips that can help you as well.

1. Plan you workout
Sometimes you are too busy to find proper time for your workout. In this case you can try to schedule your training. Choose the time when you know for sure that no one will disturb you. It may be early morning or time before you go to bed, it depends on your free time and your desire. You may even alter your daily schedule and find the time convenient for your body cycles. It is up to you to decide.

2. Choose your ideal workout
Have you ever tried a favourite workout of your friend just to find out that it does not work for you? Why is it so? Just because you don’t like it! There are plenty of home exercise regimens you may choose from. Try some of them to see which one is yours. Perhaps you need an at-home workout that will vary your routine or it might be just the other way around.

3. Don’t try too hard
If you had a long break in your trainings, start again carefully. Ease-off the training loads for a start. When you will get used to you workouts you can increase intensity again. It can be very tempting to train more in order to get into the shape quicker. But you may end up being completely exhausted. So, make sure you don’t overdo it.

4. Find someone to share your trainings
To train with somebody is not much, but if you like company it may help you to keep training. It may become a good motivation for both of you. You will be able to support each other if somebody of you won’t get desirable result. In case you like to have company in any activity it may work for workout as well.

5. Get ready
One more thing that can help you stay motivated is preparation for workout. Perhaps you know the feeling when you are getting ready for some activity whether it is a work day or a date. The process fills you with feeling of importance of whatever you are doing. Try to get ready for your workout, get out the equipment you will need. Just try it; this tip may be exactly what you need.

6. Make your diet healthy
If you are exercising hard, make sure your body gets all the nutrients it needs. Even if you want to lose weight, calories are still essential for the health of your body. Add more natural food to your menu with a lot of fiber and vitamins; it will make you feel more energetic. Sometimes it may be necessary to eat a bit more when you work out well.

7. Avoid dehydration
It is always important to keep you body hydrated. But it becomes even more important if you do the workout. You will surely need to drink more if you exercise a lot. Nothing can hydrate our body better than water, so try to drink as much as possible during the day, and keep water bottle handy while working out. Think of using sports drinks if your workouts are hard.

These are the tips that work for me perfectly, and I will be glad if they help you to keep motivated. Perhaps, you have your own tips to share, or you will work them up with time. Share your opinion on the subject.

7 Sneaky Ways to Burn More Calories in Just 15 Minutes

Did you know that you can burn a lot of calories in just 15 minutes? Many people complain that they don’t have the time for exercise, but I disagree – it’s always possible to find time for exercise. Even with a super busy schedule it’s possible to find 15 minutes to exercise and burn calories as well as drop a few unwanted pounds.

Sneaky Ways to Burn More Calories in Just 15 Minutes
If you think that those 15 minutes won’t do anything good for you, you’re wrong. All burned calories add up and help you lose weight. After all, 15 minutes of workout is better than 15 minutes of chatting or sitting, right? You will have more energy, better health and reach your fitness goal. Here are a few fantastic ways to burn more calories in just 15 minutes.

1. Ride a bicycle
One of the most effective exercises that will help you to burn more calories in just 15 minutes is cycling. Get a bike to ride outdoors and do it regularly to reach your fitness goals. If you have an indoor cycling bike, it’s also great. After 15 minutes of this high intensity workout you will see and feel the amazing results!

2. Run
I love running and I think it’s one of the best and easiest workouts everyone can do. The best thing about running is that it helps reduce stress and anxiety. So, if you feel stressed out, take a break, head out the doors and run for 15 minutes. Not only will you feel better, but you will also burn a lot of calories. Running is a great way to burn more calories in just 15 minutes.

3. Swim
Another incredibly effective exercise that will help you burn a lot of calories in just 15 minutes is swimming. When you swim, you work your entire body and it helps you to get in shape faster. If the weather is warm and you own a pool in the yard, find 15 minutes to swim and burn those calories.

4. Jump rope
Jumping rope seems to be an easy exercise, but it will help you burn more calories per minute than any other workout. If you are not ready to jump rope for about 15 minutes straight, it’s okay. Start jumping, take short breaks, squat for about 30 seconds, and then begin jump roping again to burn more calories.

5. Do jumping jacks
Are you ready for the challenge? Perform jumping jacks for 15 minutes straight. This great exercise will help you burn around 150 calories and feel great. This exercise will help you improve your endurance levels as well.

6. Do squats
Use your own bodyweight for resistance and do some squats, jump squats, leg lifts and high knees for 15 minutes to burn a lot of calories in a short period of time. You will get the most out of your exercise and can even drop a few pounds. This is a big step to achieving your fitness goals.

7. Do step ups
The step-up is a wonderful exercise for the muscles of your upper leg. It’s also a great exercise for your heart health and it’s a surefire way to burn more calories in 15 minutes. You can add hamstring curls (stepping up and flexing leg up behind you) or quad high knees (raising leg up high). It’ll help you strengthen your muscles and burn a lot of calories.

Hopefully the tips mentioned above will help you reach your fitness goal with little effort. Are you going to try any of these ways to burn more calories in just 15 minutes? What are your favorite exercises and why?