It is the most wonderful time of the year....right? It certainly is full of an abundance of wonderful things and events but it is also one of the busiest and financially stressful times of the year for many. To combat all of the "To-do" lists and overwhelm, here are three tools to help.
1. Watch this:
Even with the holidays, there can be too much of a good thing and over-scheduling can happen without us being conscious of it. Be mindful of your time and learn how to say no. Also don't beat yourself up for making things easier for yourself...instead, embrace the opportunities. Need to have 2 dozen cookies for your child's classroom tomorrow? Go ahead and purchase store-bought if you don't have time to spend in the kitchen. Hosting a big holiday gathering? It is ok to not get out all of the fancy plates and keep things simplistic.
What matters most this season is the quality time with those we love....not the details that we often give ourselves a hard time about.
2. Download this App called Moment.
Want to know how much time you are really wasting on your phone and what you are doing on your phone so much? Download the Moment app to find out.
Moment is an iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone and iPad each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over. You can even force yourself off your device when you’re over your limit.
3. Savor The Good News
Now that you have freed up so much time from using your phone less, check out Good Newspaper for their print, online and podcast versions of extraordinarily good news that will be sure to lift your spirits.