Sunday, February 18, 2018

New Year's Resolutions: A List of Helpful Items

Do You Have Time for New Year’s Resolutions?

A List of Helpful Items


By Melissa Christiansen, MA, LPC Intern #73566

Supervised by Katrena Hart, MS, LPC Supervisor #15619


             This post is a little out of the ordinary, but I hope you find the information helpful!  When I set my sights on a new goal at the beginning of the year (or at any other time) one of my first thoughts might be, “But when will I have the time to do this?”  Will this goal feel exciting and empowering as I work towards it, or does it feel like yet another line item on my to-do list?  What I really need to do, before I add more items, is take some stuff OFF my plate and go through my days efficiently.  I want to spend less time on “have tos” and more time on “want tos.” 

 Here is a list of helpful suggestions, web sites, and apps that can trim the time you spend on “have tos” and create more time for “want tos”…


  1. Kroger ClickList
  2. CVS Curbside Pickup
  3. Tom Thumb Grocery Delivery
  4. Amazon Prime/Subscribe & Save/Amazon Mom
  5. Walmart curbside pickup


  1. KidsKutzMD.com – use this service to avoid the ER wait and go straight to a doctor when your child has wound that needs stitches (this is for non-emergencies only)
  2. Cozi – web based, shareable family calendar and organizer; imports recipes and creates shopping lists
  3. Nozbe – task and project manager for busy people and busy famil


  1. Amazon Echo/Alexa
  2. IFTTT.com – use this concierge service to get more function from the apps and services you love
  3. HomeRoutine App – household maintenance scheduling

Self Care:

  1. Headspace App: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness
  2. Moment App/Moment Family:  Track and set limits for phone and screen use
  3. Audible app – Don’t have time to read?  Listen while you drive! 


  1. Ubereatz – quick food delivery with no minimum
  2. Uber ride sharing – split the cost of an uber with a group, pay a low fee  and avoid the hassle of driving and cost of parking, and enjoy chatting on your way

What can YOU add to this list?


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