Your Money, Your Time, Your Sanity

It is a busy world we live in. Between work, fun, family obligations, school – for some of us just getting to the grocery store can be a chore in itself! How to find “some” sense of balance seems a daunting task at times.

The aim of this article is to bring each reader some sense of ease and comfort in this busy, challenging life we all lead.

Few indeed are those situated such that they do not have some element of financial insecurity. Time is a precious commodity, only so much exists for each of us. Our sanity, well, whatever moments of peace we have are precious


Bills! Part of life, everyone, regardless of their financial position, has them. What is one common denominator prevalent between all humans? We have to eat.

That means the inevitable trip to the grocery store. Decades ago, the way savvy shoppers saved money on the weekly trip to the local store was the Sunday newspaper ads. This generation of shoppers has the advantage of mobile technology.

You can start saving today by searching out the best apps to save on groceries. What is interesting is that some of the available apps require the user to print the coupons, while others have it set up so that all you have to do is take your phone with you to the store. You can literally use the app while you shop.


The use of a grocery app will not only save you money, it will save you time as well. No more countless hours dirtying up your hands going through newspaper advertisements. Lets visit some other tips to help make more valuable use of your time.

How much free time do you have in the average week? Are you finding it becoming less and less? Additionally, is your energy level not what it could be when you are at work? Not focused on the task at hand?

This is a symptom of not giving yourself the needed time to relax. People who begin the practice of meditation are often surprised at how clearer their thoughts become through the course of a day. That is 1 of the tips that follows, to help you make the best use of your time:

  • Don’t stay late every day at work. Pick a day and make a promise to leave on time every week that day
  • Decide on one particular day of the week to do household chores, and stick to it. If you have the resources, delegate out the more time-consuming ones
  • If your days off fall on the weekend, or whenever that may be, use some of that time for yourself
  • Set aside a few minutes every morning, before the hustle of the day ensues, for a period of meditation
  • Don’t laugh, use paper to write down your plans for each day. A sense of accomplishment comes with crossing off each task as it is accomplished


Sanity and meditation go together. Is it possible to experience sanity without a meditation practice? Of course. However, experience is proving that a regular meditation practice will enhance the life of the one who practices it exponentially:

  • Reduction in stress
  • Concentration improves
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Decreased depression
  • Slows aging process
  • Cardiovascular and immune system benefits

The practitioners of meditation that have come before all of us state that the best practice is setting aside a specific amount of time, at a certain time during the day, for this practice. The consensus is that the morning before you start your day, is best.


Sometimes most of us don’t have the luxury or the time to afford a simple relaxation and rest, but what we must always remember is that rest is a must, relaxation and rest should be a part of our daily or weekly routine. Find time and you’ll feel very energetic to do what you needed to do and you’ll enjoy every second of what you’re working on.