One of the top complaints by adults in the hectic 21st century is that they can’t get enough done. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that is required. This leads to frustration and stress, emotional states which can cause a flood-like release of hormones that cause physical and mental health problems.
Use the following 5 tips to get more accomplished every day, so that you enjoy less stress and anxiety, and a well-deserved sense of accomplishment.
When many people think about Christmas, they think of a stack of gifts piled under the holiday tree. It’s easy to forget about the waste generated, mostly in the form of gift wrap and product packaging. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we generate 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That translates into roughly one million extra tons!
The amount of energy used also tends to increase, mainly due to electric lights and decorations. Some of this increased energy usage is also related to the fuel used for travel purposes. There’s no need to panic, though. Here are a few things you can do to fight back against the problem of Christmas waste. It really isn’t that difficult.
If money is tight this holiday season, why not consider cutting back on your holiday spending? Take a minute to read through the following suggestions. Saving money at Christmas time is probably easier than you think!
I decided to make another free printable for you. Several readers liked the ones I made previously. Here are two more. These are free for your personal use. Just “click on image,” “right click,” and “save image as.”
Why is it that we have so much on our hearts to pray about, but when we sit down to talk with God our mind wanders and we can’t concentrate? I certainly have that problem.
One way I deal with this is to make prayer cards. You could use index cards. But I usually just put my requests on paper and cut them into cards. I made a very simple and basic prayer card printable for you if you would like to do this. You can print as many of these as you want. I just print mine on regular printer paper, but you could use card stock if you wanted something heavier.
I keep mine paper clipped. As you collect a lot of cards, you might clip them into topics, such as “family,” “urgent,” etc. I also write on the cards when the prayer is answered and put them in the back of the pile.
I simply keep mine by my computer and pray as I go through the day. I don’t try to go through the whole pile at once. That is the beauty of this system. You can pray over just one card, later another one, and so on. It is so much easier to stay focused on one or two cards at a time. And it is also keeping you in intentional communication with God al through the day.
We have all read about the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal. To some, this could mean sitting down with a diary and writing a few paragraphs each day. But this doesn’t have to be the only way. Here are some gratitude journal ideas to help you stay on track and out of a writing rut.
(Family Features) Creating baked goods to show your love for family and friends is one of the most thoughtful ways to display care and friendship any time of year, but especially during the holidays when they are typically shared and enjoyed the most.
Turkey and the trimmings will soon be gracing the tables of families all across the country. When it comes time for dessert, what is your family’s favorite? Some people love pecan pie but others are looking for delicious pumpkin pie recipes to share with their loved ones.
You can find traditional recipes in cookbooks or even on the back of canned pumpkin. However, you may be looking for a different pumpkin pie recipe to try this year.
(NAPSI)—You’ll really shine whenever you serve family and friends these Chocolate Cherry Stars. They’re made with maraschino cherries, characterized by a bright, uniform color and fruity flavor with a hint of almond, which makes them an excellent part of this recipe, devised by Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten-Free.
(Family Features) This year, skip the overloaded oven and put your slow cooker to good use with these seven recipes. Classic sides and desserts can be slow-cooked to perfection, delivering the nostalgic flavors and aromas of your childhood Thanksgiving with less fuss.
When you’re faced with a tough cleaning job, it’s easy to get frustrated – and tempting to get creative with how you combat it. But before you reach for every cleaning product under your sink and start playing chemist, please just don’t.
If you’re tired of staring down that plain ole glass of water, add loads of flavor and healthy nutrients by infusing your pitcher with fresh fruits and herbs. Unlike commercial vitamin water, homemade vitamin water contains no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners, and no added weirdness.