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Happy Habits: How to Automate Your Life

We’ve been talking about setting happy habits in this post and this post. Here are a few tips that I have found to help me automate my daily life systems.

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1 – Meal plan and prep. I am an avid fan of meal planning and having a flexible calendar of what we are eating during the week, so it isn’t too much of a scramble when it is dinner time. I do my best to meal plan and prep on the weekends – cut up fruit and veggies, and make meals easy to assemble during the week. These eco-conscious bags are perfect for snacks and they’re dishwasher and microwave safe. We love the variety of colors.

2 – Automate your grocery shopping as much as you can. As for grocery shopping, between Amazon Subscribe & Save, various meal delivery options, grocery delivery, and pick up, you can have this one in the bag.

3 – Figure out a chore and cleaning system. Pick a day or time to batch your chores. Monday could be laundry day, Tuesday mop the floor day, Thursday dust and vacuum day, etc. 

4 – Get everyone to pitch in to lighten the load. We have a simple chart and point system that is ever-evolving to keep tasks somewhat engaging for our kids. Every day each kid has at least one daily household job; they are in charge of dinner one night a week and their laundry. They earn points and get rewarded with prizes and extra privileges at the end of the week for following through. This chore chart can be personalized for each kid.

5 – Start a family clean up! One of my all-time favorite things we have implemented recently is the ‘7-minute’ clean-up. After dinner each night, we set a timer for 7 minutes (thanks to Alexa!) pump up the jams and clean up dinner, the kitchen, and surrounding family room, and it seriously gives me life. 

Chime in and share what systems you have found to work for you, I would love to hear about them!

  1. Paige Cassandra Flamm

    January 3, 2020

    Menu planning and meal prepping has literally saved my life these last few years! I highly recommend it to everyone!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. Em

    January 3, 2020

    This is a fun post, and I’m enjoying the recent content! It seems funny, however, to write posts from the first person perspective, mention kids, etc. without ever having a formal introduction to the author (unless I missed it?). One thing I always loved about Oh Happy Day was knowing who was behind it. Would love to get to know you, too! :)

  3. class status

    January 3, 2020

    Nice Post

  4. IPL for 2020

    January 4, 2020

    Very Nice Article :)

  5. KITCHEN BUDDYY

    January 4, 2020

    VERY NICE POST

  6. Abhishek Vaid

    January 4, 2020

    Your tips are really helpful, I do follow them in my routine :)

  7. Natural Health

    January 4, 2020

    Nice Post! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Nancy Thomas

    January 6, 2020

    Stunning post, really useful tips. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Jalene

    January 6, 2020

    Amazing tips very useful tips and everyone should own these happy habits.

  10. yatendra singh

    January 8, 2020

    Thanks for giving the nice and happy tips.

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