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We are ALL so busy these days trying to do ALL. THE. THINGS. Trying to balance work and life? Check. Trying to balance family and friends? Yep. Trying to eat healthy and exercise? Yes. Trying to catch up on your latest Netflix shows, but also practice self care, and also keep your house cleaned, and also…and also…and also. It’s overwhelming just thinking about all the things we do on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. No wonder we’re stressed to the max!
But, what if I told you there were some easy things you could do to get back time in your day. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite life hacks that promise to make your life just a little easier!
Beauty & Style Life Hacks
Beauty Shortcuts: Being a woman is hard, y’all. We’re girl bosses, moms with crazy schedules, women building our careers, all while trying to look good! Check out these five mixed-use beauty products that double as beauty shortcuts. They’re sure to keep you in tip top shape without slowing you down.
Skincare From Home: Want to maintain your glowing skin but don’t have time to get to the spa? Here are some simple yet effective ways to take care of your skin at home, in just a few easy steps.
Going from Day to Night: Need to quickly go from work mode to weekend mode? The endless steps of an event-ready beauty routine for party makeup can be daunting, so we’ve rounded up the top five things you should do when primping for a big celebration.
Get a Subscription Box: Who has time to go shopping or to research new beauty and skincare products? Not me! Try a beauty subscription box service like Allure Beauty Box, and get new products delivered to your door. Or, sign up for Therabox for the most amazing skincare products (plus a lot of self care items too!). And Stitch Fix is a great go-to resource for clothing handpicked just for you (bonus: they offer men’s and children’s clothes too!) Looking for other subscription services that fit your needs? Check out more of our favorite subscription box services here.
Meals & Dining Life Hacks
Weeknight Busy Dinners: Does the thought of making dinner fill you with dread? Trust me — you don’t have to rely on takeout on nights when you’re tired! These tried-and-true tips are perfect for women on the go.
Grocery Delivery & Pick Up: Save time in your week by ordering your groceries online! Skip the check out lines, plus no need to worry about crowded stores! Large grocery chains like Giant Food and Food Lion all offer online ordering, pickup and delivery!
Meal Delivery Services: Nowadays, you don’t need to spend any time shopping or even cooking! Get some help, with a grocery shopping app or meal delivery service. Meal delivery services give you the ability to not worry about meal planning! And most of the recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less!
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Meal Prepping: Plan your week ahead by cooking in bulk on Sunday, and voilà — your meals done for the entire week! Seriously, this small life hack is sure to make your life easier. Check out these make-ahead-meals we love!
Healthy Eating Checklist: Trying to eat healthier, but not sure where to start? It can be easy to introduce clean eating, or even an all plant-based diet when you plan ahead. And guess what!? We’ve already done all the work for you! Head to our ultimate grocery list for healthy, clean eating (on a budget!)
Self Care Life Hacks
Fitness from Home: Want to fit in an exercise routine, but just can’t seem to make it to the gym with your hectic schedule? Yeah, we get it, girl. But, you can still get a great workout from home! First, figure out a plan for your home workout routine (you may also want to take a look at our favorite at-home workout equipment). Not sure which exercises are best for you? Try one of these fun fitness sites and get started on that workout, girl!
Just breathe: Sometimes all we need to help us push through a busy day is a little time to breath. While meditation can seem a little daunting at first, in reality, you can start a meditation practice with just a few minutes of time to breathe and relax. Meditating in the moment can be a stepping stone towards other practices of mindfulness.
Treat Yourself: You don’t have to take a spa day to get a spa experience. You can treat yourself to some self care right at home. After taking a quick bath, or finding in 30 minutes to read, your body and mind will be ready to tackle the next thing on your to do list.
Productivity Life Hacks
Work From Home Balance: Trying to balance your job with a work from home schedule that needs to align with your family’s schedule too? How do you get your work done at home with so many distractions? Here are some great tips on how to maintain your boundaries while you work from home.
Get More Shit Done: Need to get a ton of things crossed off your to-do list, but with limited time? Ditch the time sucks, and learn how to have laser focus on your work, so you have more time to yourself.
Increase Your Energy: Everyone wants to accomplish more in less time, but how do we make that happen? We need more energy! The more energy you have, the more productive you’ll be. Try these quick desk exercises that will increase your energy flow. Need more focus and mental clarity? Try these steps to fuel your brain energy!
The truth is, we can find some more time in our days if we plan ahead, focus, and try find maximum productivity in our daily habits—plus, a asking for help is never a bad thing either! Do you have any additional life hacks to make your life easier? Comment below and share with our readers!