That time of year has arrived again where we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and forget to take care of ourselves. I’m always striving for the perfect balance between family, events, sports, housework and the list goes on. In truth, I don’t think there is one answer that works for everyone. We can only do better than we did yesterday and give ourselves permission to not be perfect all the time. We are our toughest critics and instead, we should be our own best friend.
For me, once school and sports start, the fall quickly turns into winter and before I know it I’m doing my Christmas shopping on the 24th hoping I can cross everything and everyone off my list.
I’m here to tell you there is an answer for how to make life better and easier! Life gets busy and we tend to spend more time catching up on chores and less time on the things we love to do. Why not save time and do an online grocery order using PC Express, and on your way to pick it up, grab a coffee and enjoy the silence and comfort of your car? I gave myself permission to do that the other day and it was AMAZING! Not only did I save time, but it was a whole lot easier than frantically running around the grocery store trying to get out of there in a timely manner while checking everything off my list. Less stress = a happier life.
As an annual subscriber to the PC Insiders program, I love getting a fun surprise box delivered to my door! It gets better — not only do you get your pickup fee waived for PC Express orders but you also get these other exclusive PC Insiders benefits and perks:
- 20% back in PC Optimum points on PC Organics, Joe Fresh products (blackout periods apply; see pcinsiders.ca for full details), all brands of baby diapers and formula, and PC Black Label Collection items purchased at participating stores and online orders of items in the Beauty Boutique Luxury Beauty section at shoppersdrugmart.ca
- Free Shipping from joefresh.com and shoppersdrugmart.ca
- Annual $99 travel credit for all annual subscribers when travel is booked through PC travel services
- Annual subscribers receive one surprise box each year
My surprise box included some holiday helpers to save me time and my sanity. The PC Gingerbread Cookie Mix will be perfect for holiday school treats. The PC Scone Baking Mix paired with the baking tips is great because it is full of ideas on how to switch up the mix to customize it to my flavor preferences. Ideas range from hors-d'oeuvres to fruit-filled scones. The PC Dark Chocolate with Almonds quickly found a home in my desk while the PC Black Label Pure Maple Syrup made it to the kitchen!
What I like is that the PC Insiders recipes are quick and easy; leaving more time for me to spend with family and friends during the holidays. I also loved the tips they included, such as how to bring an egg to room temperature quickly.
I just want you to know you aren’t alone when it comes to the craziness that the holiday season brings and giving yourself permission to use quick and easy shortcuts is the key to less stress. This year I hope you find the time to relax and enjoy the holiday season instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle.
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What’s your best tip to avoid stress during the holidays?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PC Insiders. All opinions are 100% mine.