With life being as busy as it is, and yet our society being as innovative as ever, there is no reason why we shouldn’t automate many different areas of our life. Areas that don’t need our undivided attention, and that can basically run on their own, in order to provide more time for those areas that do need us, and more of us. Whether that be our personal development, relationships, or our health.
There are so many brilliant people out there that have created services and resources to keep things simpler and automated, so now it’s just up to us to utilize them. A lot of times I think that the upfront cost is what keeps people from using a lot of these services or products, but if we were to actually take the time to add up how much time and money it will save us in the long run, I think they would prove their worth pretty quickly.
Instacart: Order groceries online, and schedule a drop off time. It also saves your “items” so that you don’t have to go through everything every time you order. (*If the delivery fee is what turns you away, think of all of the impulse buys you are avoiding by not walking the aisles)
Amazon Subscribe and Save: Subscribe to items and have them delivered to your door according to your schedule. Now you never have to think about if you have toilet paper or tissues. Extra savings are available when you subscribe as well. (Ex: paper towels every other month, toothpaste every month, laundry detergent every 3 months)
Hello Fresh: Everything you need to make an incredible meal in less than 30 minutes. Makes weeknight cooking simple and healthy. 3 nights of meals delivered to your door every week.
Freshly: Fully prepared, healthy meals that take less than 3 minutes of your time. It really doesn’t get any easier than this.
Ink: Schedule to remind you of birthdays and special events. Then send a postcard for as little as $1.99 with the click of a button from your phone.
Book of the Month Club: 5 new books, brought to you every single month. Keep yourself up to date with the newest releases, and motivated with a new book every month.
Chatbooks: Having photos digitally is great, but having actual prints to have in your home is something that people cherish. Get photo books sent to you automatically straight from your Instagram profile.
Keurig: Coffee in less than a minute. Some days we have to just put the pour over and french press away and go for efficiency and survival.
RoboVac: If you have children or a dog, you probably vacuum or sweep at least once a day, if not more. This little “sucker” will do all the work for you, and let you keep a little bit of your sanity.
I know that this seems like a lot, and there are so many more options out there as well, but I want to challenge you to choose just 2 areas of your life that you spend a lot of time in, and automate them. See if it doesn’t save you time, but also money and sanity in the long run. Then use that time to snuggle a baby, go on a run, or read a good book.
What areas are you going to automate? Or what are some ways you already do that?
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