5 Ways to Stop Being So Busy and Take Back Your Time Today

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Happy happy Monday everyone! I know, that seems like an oxymoron, right? I think if I say “happy” and “Monday” together enough, I will eventually get all the happy feels when Monday rolls around. The logic is there, right?

It seems like everyone I talk to right now is stressed to the max. We all want to know two things: 1) how to save money, and 2) better time management skills. I’ve been SO focused on my own time management recently, mostly because I know I’ve possibly taken on too many responsibilities and the stress has been too much. I’ve been working on a few things over the past month that’s helped significantly though, and I’m excited to share these tips with you! For those of you wanting money saving tips, I did write this post not too long ago that might help:)

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Time Saving and Organization Tips

1) Get errands done, all at the same time: for instance, last week I did some shopping at a Kroger Marketplace Store. I got my groceries, snacked on fresh popcorn and shopped for clothes (the sweater is from their new Dip line and the Levi Jeans were a deal at $24.99). I also got my Starbucks fix, got my Halloween candy, found a cute birthday gift in the home decor section and could have done so much more. I love to shop at places like this for that fact. Kill all the birds with one stone, am I right?

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2) Prep for morning at night. I love getting up just pressing “On” on my coffee maker and being able to take out my overnight oats when I’m ready for them without having to make anything. If I need to get ready in a hurry, I’ll pick out my clothes the night before. I’m always so thankful to have that out of the way.

3) Love your weekly calendar. This has been the hardest habit to start for me, but OMG, such a difference guys! Every Sunday, I write (yes, WRITE) in my planner what I need to get done this week. I write goals plus due dates…just anything I want/need to accomplish really. The prioritization of my schedule is such a time save in the long run - it helps me stay on track, and stay away from the time suckers.

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4) Only allow yourself 1 trip to the grocery store per week. This has been such a huge time saver for me! I got in such a bad habit of not planning out my meals or making lists for the week and, taking multiple trips to the store. I would inevitably spend too much money as the “lists in my head” were often incomplete. So I’d go back at some point (time-waste) and spend more because I’d find other things, or, worse yet, by the time I got back, the fresh produce that I purchased earlier wasn’t good anymore.

5) Organization and less clutter will save time! It’s so true guys. I decided awhile back to declutter and let go of the nonsense things that I didn’t even realize I was holding onto. Once I got rid of all of that kind of stuff, it made immediately putting things away or in place so much easier, and of course, by putting things away right away, I cut my Saturday cleaning time in half.

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The Best Pink Sweater to Wear Right Now for Fall Weather

Alright, so now that we’re all huge time savers now, lets talk about fall outfit ideas. You guys could honestly give me pastel pink, hot pink, VS Pink (lol….jk….welllll, unless it actually is pink), any season and I’ll wear it. BUT, when I saw this pink waffle knit sweater at Kroger last week, welllll, I knew it needed to be mine:) I know pink isn’t the traditional color of fall, but it makes me happy, so, whatevs.

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Speaking of picking this up at Kroger….did you all know how cute their clothes were? This Dip line is SO cute!!! Designed by Joe Mimram (Joe Fresh, Pink Tartan, Club Monaco), the clothes are so wearable and perfect for the season. I also found these Levi’s, for just under $25! I love that they are already cropped because….welll….short girl problems.

I pulled these gray booties out from wayyyyy back in my closet. I didn’t wear them at all last winter because their so old and I thought trekking myself out in all of the snow would ruin them. I was so excited to get them out and see how good they still looked, even after all this time.

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Do you have a go-to time saving tip??? Please share it, we could all use a little help in that area I’m sure!