According to Shareranks.com, the top three things most people do the day after Christmas is rest, watch a movie and shop – in that order.
Obviously the first two are accomplished from the sofa. With a pillow or two propping your head up.
But what about the third? This IS the Internet age, so it’s entirely possible to shop from the sofa if you have a laptop.
Especially if you don’t have to try anything on and shipping is free. Got some fun money for Christmas? Looking to spend it on something useful and fun?
Have some resolutions bouncing around inside your head?
I have been fortunate to work with many bloggers this past year and to be able to learn and grow from their expertise in their respective fields has been a blessing. Allow me to share and encourage you as well to glean from their knowledge as well.
Self-Discipline: Do you struggle with this? I certainly do, and quite often. It’s so easy to get sucked into something fun, like reading a blog or testing a recipe, when I should be folding laundry or cleaning the toilet. Crystal Paine (MoneySavingMom.com) compiled her 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life to help get us motivated, to break down overwhelming projects into smaller, more manageable pieces, and to encourage us to get stuff done! Her book has immensely impacted my daily life and how I tackle seemingly huge tasks. If you’re looking for a down-to-earth perspective on being more productive – in whatever area you struggle with – look no further. 21 Days to a More Discipline Life can help you too and is only $3.99.
Making Life Simpler: Does life get busier and more complicated on its own? Or do we cause it to happen? I don’t know if there’s an easy answer, but Tsh Oxenrreider (SimpleMom.net) created a guide with 52 projects, designed to make our lives simpler, in her book One Bite at a Time. This book is better referred to as a life project organizer. There are chapters, but they don’t necessarily go in order. Think you need to suck it up and do the worst thing you have on your to-do list soon as you wake up (project 1)? Nope, turns out there’s a better way to get things done (project 39). I’m still reading this life guide, but it’s so practical and level-headed that I honestly don’t know anyone who wouldn’t benefit. One Bite at a Time is available for $5.
Real Food: As someone who is at the start of a real food journey, it’s imperative to find trustworthy sources when I make decisions that affect my entire family. Katie Kimball (KitchenStewarship.com) is one of those trustworthy sources. From beans to sweets, even snacks and camping – Katie has done her research and made it available for us so that we don’t have to think so hard when trying to feed our families. Choose from over 175 recipes between her four books: Healthy Snacks to Go, The Everything Beans Book, Smart Sweets and The Family Camping Handbook. Afraid the food tastes like tree bark? Try her apple crisp first. It’s a free download here. After you’re convinced your family won’t cringe at the food at the dinner table, come back, take the plunge and buy all four books – you save 25% over buying them separately!
The best part? These aren’t paperbacks, so you won’t have to find room on your bookshelf. Load them to your computer, your flash drive or your new e-Reader that was under the Christmas tree. 😉
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