News flash! Life is busy and complicated.
Okay, maybe that’s not a news flash. However, what I don’t like is feeling caught in the middle of wanting to get all of the tedious tasks in life accomplished and wanting to spend quality time with my loved ones. I love finding ways to make those tedious tasks easier, so I have more time to shift my attention over to my family and friends or just to simply have second to breathe.
Here are the life hacks I have been indulging in lately that I want to share with you.
Online Grocery Ordering--Pick-up/Delivery
Online grocery ordering has increased in popularity over the past couple of years. There are a lot of stores in the area that offer it now.
I love this for many reasons, but the biggest two are the fact that it saves me time and it keeps me from having to bring my two small, unpredictable humans into the store. After you submit the order online all you have to do is go to the pick-up location and someone brings it out to you.
My latest indulgence has been actually having the groceries delivered to my house. It costs about $10 per month for the service I use, but it’s worth every penny to me and my current life situation right now. It’s like I have my very own set of grocery fairies that come visit me every week!
Atomic Habits by James Clear
It’s safe to say that the majority of us want to build good habits and kick bad ones. So, why do the majority of our New Year’s resolutions dwindle my mid February?
It’s because changing your behavior is an extremely challenging task when we don’t have the right mindset around it.
In the book Atomic Habits
, you will learn the framework on how to form good habits that you can sustain long-term. The best part, the author James Clear
suggests putting enough effort in each endeavor to become just one percent better at a time.
So, my husband brought a new family member into our home, “Alexa
”. You know, the creepy piece of electronic equipment that sits in the corner of your home always listening.
As creepy as “she” is, I have decided to make the best of her being around. Mornings are pure chaos at our house. I don’t even know how many times I repeat the words “eat your breakfast,” “brush your teeth,” and “get dressed.” Don’t even get me started on how many times I ask for shoes to get put on.
For the past month I have reminders set for Alexa to say these things. Over the month it has evolved into a game of who can beat Alexa. It’s working for now, but we will see how long it lasts.