October 17, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to share a coupon.  This challenge didn't go exactly as I planned, but I twisted it a bit.  My mom told me about a phone app - "Retail Me Not."  It loads coupons onto your phone for tons of different stores.  So, when we hit Chili's on a girls' night out we pulled up a coupon for a free dessert.  Bam.  So, I'm sharing that info with you instead of sharing an actual coupon.

If you don't have a smartphone and you're looking for deals, I also like Deal News.  They list great deals occuring all over the internet and they tell you how much you're saving.  For example, they might say "Trampoline from Sear for [price] which is $35 less than we've ever seen this trampoline."  It's kind of nice that they do the homework for you.  It's also a great way to buy gifts ahead of time.  You can search by category as well.

I wasn't paid to mention Deal News or the Retail Me Not app, I just like them and thought you might too.

This week's challenge is to slow down.

Do you find yourself in a rush more often than you'd like?  Maybe it's not even because you're late, but because you're trying so hard to get as much done as humanly possible?  I do.  And I'm afraid that sometimes I miss out on things when I'm hurrying.  I heard a talk last weekend that I loved.  The speaker talked about not letting "busy" be a badge we wear and that we're proud of.  Busy doesn't equal important.

This challenge is a hard one to measure.  I might have to write the word slow on my hand to remind myself throughout the week.  I'm going to try to notice more and worry less.

So, did anyone share a coupon?  Feel free to share your experience.  A few of you shared some awesome experiences you had in last week's comments.  They were great.  Thanks for sharing and being here.


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