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It’s that time of the year. The dreaded “springing forward” otherwise known as daylight savings time. It’s my least favorite time of the year and I spend the next two months trying to force my body to adjust. My only perk is that I no longer have babies to try to force to adjust right along with me.
There are ways to make it less painful. Find things that lift your mood or save you loads of time so you can hit the sack early and catch up on your missing sleep. Your frame of mind is key to battling exhaustion, sleep deprivation and all the moodiness that comes with them. To help you conquer Springing Forward I have a few tools to add to your arsenal.
Amp up your water intake!! When you are tired, caffeine is what your body craves. Don’t deny it what it wants but make sure you keep your water intake a priority. Save money while keeping your body hydrated with a filtered water system! Filtered water is so much cheaper and better than bottled water, which in most cases is basically tap water. I can taste the difference between brands. People think I am nuts but I can. I stick to filtered water as much as I can. It takes out contaminants like organic chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic….all which can be found in some bottled waters.
I am a huge fan of meal delivery programs. One that we have tried out is Home Chef. They have an amazing menu. You can pick from meals like truffle demi-glace sirloin steak, southern fried chicken and white cheddar grits or our favorite, classic chicken fettuccine alfredo. Each week is different. Choose between 13 easy-to-follow recipes, including carb- and calorie-conscious recipes, and recipes without gluten ingredients. HomeChef sets their menus 5 weeks in advance so you can schedule your weekly meals with ease. My favorite part is that you can take your delivery from doorstep to the table in about 30 minutes. Total time and energy saver. I have found we eat so much better when we are not scrounging for food in the kitchen or just grabbing whatever is easiest. (“Offer: $30 Off For First Time Buyers (Must Purchase At Least 2 Meals) Promo Code: SHOPSHARE Expiration Date: None”)
Stay on top of your credit. There are many vacations coming up like spring break and summer vacation for the kids. Monitor and maintain your credit for your peace of mind and so you can get the well-deserved rest when you decide to head to Disney or a fun cruise! Using a credit score company like Credit Sesame is completely free and secured with bank-level encryption. Checking your credit score with them will never affect your credit score
Don’t waste any extra energy and time looking for deals and savings. The Paribus app does it for you! First off, it’s free. It’s as simple as connecting the app to an email that you use to get your receipts online and the app does the rest for you! The app tracks your purchases and, if an item goes on sale shortly after your purchase, Paribus contacts customer service departments in your name to file a price adjustment claim and request a refund of the difference. It is also able to detect coupons or promo codes that could have been applied to a purchase, and have the coupon redeemed retroactively.
Fight the springing forward blues with a little retail therapy. Style Confidence Club is the perfect pick me up. They work with you to find outfits and styles that fit your shape and coloring. The perform a personal body type analysis and personal color analysis so you get the ultimate perfect outfit for you every time. There are seven discovery modules that will guide you to your best styles and color choices. If you are looking for the perfect outfit for an upcoming wedding or vacation I highly recommend checking it out. ($130 Off – Now only $69 – Code: SHOPSHARE130)
Now that you have your finances squared away, you look amazing because of your perfect new wardrobe and have killer skin from all the water you have been drinking, it’s time to show it all off with a fantastic vacation. My husband and I are planning a little getaway to celebrate my 40th birthday this year and I cannot wait to go!! I always use sites like Trip Advisor to book our vacation rentals, car rentals, and airfare because #1 I like to save money so I can shop more on my trip and #2 I don’t have time to shop around for prices.