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Sure, there are 24 hours in a day, but when you’re swamped, knocking down your lengthy to-do list can feel like a race against the clock — and every minute counts. So, together with Del Monte® Fruit & Chia™, we asked Jessica Franklin, the busy lifestyle and fashion blogger behind Hey Gorjess, for some time-saving tips for juggling it all. Whether she’s headed to the gym, running to catch a flight or getting ready for a photo shoot, here’s how she gets everything done and keeps her energy up — all while looking great.

Jessica Franklin

1. Be Bold

“One of the best ways to simplify my makeup routine is by opting for a bright, bold lipstick. I can apply it quickly right before I leave the house, and it instantly makes me feel put-together, even if I don’t have time to apply any other makeup at all.”

Jessica Franklin

2. Go High

“My go-to hairstyle for when I’m in a rush is a quick updo. I simply put my hair in a high ponytail and wrap a hair tie around it once or twice, depending on how tight I want it. I can wear it for any occasion, and it literally takes less than 30 seconds to achieve! I can also style it anywhere — whether I am quickly doing my hair at home, after the gym or on the go in an Uber!”

Jessica Franklin

3. Plan Ahead

“Before I leave the house, I’m always sure to have my headphones, lipstick, water bottle, portable charger, perfume and a snack or two. These items keep me going throughout the day and ready for any event or activity. One of my favorite snacks is Del Monte® Fruit & Chia™ Fruit Cup® Snack, because I’m less tempted to snack on junk foods. Plus, I can eat them on the go, and they’re filled with nutrients like fiber, vitamin C and 800 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids.”

Jessica Franklin

4. Up the Resistance

“When I’m short on time and can’t do a full workout, I always try to squeeze in some cardio. Running on the treadmill or cycling is a great way to do so. Even if it’s only for 20 or 30 minutes, I can still challenge myself by increasing the resistance on the cycling machine or running on an incline on the treadmill.”

Jessica Franklin

5. Make a List

“Before bed, I try to check my email one last time to make sure there is nothing too time-sensitive that I may have missed. I then like to make a list of everything I have to do the next day so that I am sure to stay on top of tasks. This gives me peace of mind and helps me sleep better!”

Jessica Franklin

What Do YOU Think?

What’s the first thing you skip doing when you’ve got a busy day? Any sneaky tricks you have for getting everything done?


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