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There’s enough to do in life already. Right? One thing that people always complain they don’t have enough of is time. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to make everyday life just that little bit easier and save yourself some time, money, and sanity. Thanks to technology, there are some great tools out there which can make life easier, but there are also things that don’t involve tech at all.
Here are a couple useful tips:
Automate Your Bills, Savings, and Investments
Rather than spending time worrying about when you need to pay your bills and how much you need to save each month, take advantage of what technology has to offer set up automatic transfers and bill payments. This way it won’t end up on tomorrow’s to-do list, and you don’t even have to think about it.
Change One Thing at a Time, One Month at a Time
When you decide you want to make some changes in your life, it’s a very positive thing. Rather than trying to do everything all at once – focus on one thing at a time. So let’s say you want to become more productive and get up earlier. And you also want to read more and use your phone less. These all sound like small tasks, however, it is still better to tackle one thing at a time, with just one new habit per month. Trying just to make two changes at once can be setting yourself up for failure.
Make The Most Of Deliveries
From online shopping and getting your groceries delivered to medical supplies delivery, you can just about get anything sent to your doorstep. Sometimes even on the same day. Rather than taking time out to go to the supermarket you could do your grocery shop online while you’re on the bus. Then schedule the time and day for when it will arrive at your door.
Set Up Your Fridge and Pantry Wisely
Tidying and organizing are big these days, get advice about how to organize your food so that you can see everything in your pantry at a glance. This will mean that you will stop purchasing duplicates and stocking unnecessary items. Check out my article about organizing my pantry by clicking here.
Use Technology to Organize Your Passwords and Inbox
There are many options now available for securely storing your passwords, so you don’t need to try and remember them all. Also try out the site Unroll.me to keep your inbox cleaned up and make it sooo much easier to unsubscribe. It also allows you to pick which subscriptions to be added to a “roll up” email you will receive once a day. I like to use that feature for emails I like to get but don’t necessarily want to read all the time(like sales ads). It’s just one of those small things that can make life that little bit easier and eliminate the stress of guessing your password or guessing your security question answers.
Okay, it’s one more thing to add to the list of things that can benefit your life, but getting outside and enjoying nature every day will help you. Studies show that being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. This also can be combined with exercise which can help you feel better as well.
While there’s plenty of information out there telling us how important exercise is, very few people actually do it consistently. Other than the physical health benefits, exercise makes you smarter, happier, improves sleep, increases libido and makes you feel better about your body. Ok, I’ll admit it that binging on Netflix is so much more enticing than walking around my neighborhood but in the long run I feel better after I go on a walk or do some sort of exercise. You don’t have to train for a marathon to add exercise into you life! Try something different like just walking around your neighborhood, playing ping-pong, a dance moves video game, walking up and down the stairs in your building between commercial breaks, following YouTube workout videos, or even something adventurous like indoor rock climbing gyms.
These are just some of the simple steps you can take to make every day a little bit easier. Remember the old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? Take a little step each day toward your goals and before you know it, you will walk a thousand miles and be that much better for it!