10 Money and Time Saving Tips for Working Women

10 time and money saving tips for working womenEpisode 16–10 Money and Time Saving Tips for Working Women

On today’s episode of  “10 Money and Time Saving Tips  for Working Women”- we’re going to talk about some practical ways to improve not only your quality of life, but the quality of your loved ones, as well. 

I don’t know about you, but as a working woman, I am always looking for ways to keep more of the money I earn in my pocket and to have more time to do the things that I really want to do. 

You will be surprised at how adding a few basic items to your household can make a big difference and increase your efficiency. 

For instance, a slow cooker has many advantages including the fact that it can usually be left unattended all day for many recipes. You can put the ingredients in the crock pot before going to work and come home to a nice, hot meal. A slow cooker meal is an excellent choice for a busy day, whether you work in or out of your home.

Another way to save time is to set your bills on auto pay. Paying your monthly bills with AutoPay can give you peace of mind. Whether you’re enjoying summer vacation or getting ready for school to start again, you have enough on your mind. With AutoPay, it’s one less thing to worry about.

Cooking once, and eating twice is yet another way to save time and money. I recently came across a program called ‘Eat This, Not That’  that has created a solution that will perfectly fit your budget, schedule, and diet. They recommend that you set aside 20 minutes on Sunday to check off their 17-item shopping list then forget about all that eating out.

Self-care for the Working Woman

Self-care for working womenEpisode 15–Self-care for the Working Woman

The issue of self-care for the working woman is an important topic for today’s woman.  With our many responsibilities and duties, self-care can sometimes go by the wayside.

As a mom who worked part-time, I learned early on that my life was no longer your own, and I know that many of you can relate to this. When the kids were little, it was difficult to find time to do anything for myself without them being underfoot. Sometimes that even included finding time to go to the bathroom. 

Even as they got older, the driving force of most days still centered around their needs and activities. Add to all of this, the responsibility of trying to earn enough money to live, and honoring commitments to my church and community, sometimes it felt that I barely had time to think.

Because I was making all of these sacrifices, I expected affirmation and gratitude from my family and others, but many times my work went unnoticed and unappreciated. This left me feeling very disappointed, angry, and depressed which further complicated things.

I was in a downward spiral, and I realized that I had to make some changes. I started giving myself permission to nourish my own body and soul. At first, it was a struggle for me, but now that my children have grown up and three of them have left home, it’s a little easier and I’m finally learning how to take good care of me. 

The funny thing is that the more I talk about this experience with others, the more I discovered that many women are dealing with the same struggles. We’ve given so much of ourselves and we’re burnt out. We need to learn or relearn self-care. 

Now, let me clarify what I mean when I say ‘self-care’, ladies. Self-care is more than just going to the nail salon to get a manicure or a pedicure. It’s more than getting your hair done or going away for a weekend with the girls. All of those things are nice to do, but it’s not enough. Real self-care is much deeper than those things. It requires that we address our spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.  

So I’ve decided to dedicate today’s podcast to the subject of nourishing our bodies and souls and talk about eight ways, we as women, can make that happen, in the new year. 

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