Can Technology Ease Your Holiday Stress?
With all the cooking, decorating, gift-buying, wrapping and card-sending happening around the holidays, it's easy to fall into the "I'm too busy juggling to be jolly" mindset. Sharing holidays with friends and family is truly a present of its own, but if I'm not organized, I’m likely to forget about the eggnog spill while I’m sprinting to the mailbox to mail late holiday cards. Thankfully there are a ton of tools that take the stress out of everything from cards to festive dinners.
One way I simmer my nerves in the kitchen is by using a digital thermometer that warns me via text message when my roast is ready. Say goodbye to overcooked anything! Another way I lower stress in the kitchen is by keeping all my recipes organized in a clever recipes app.
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When it comes to gifts, step away from the mall. Instead, shop online to buy for everyone from Mom to the mail carrier. I like to use search engines that scan the shelves of nearby stores and tell me where to buy the item. No more running from store to store or waiting on the phone. To keep track of online gift purchases (a stress in itself), I use an app that scans my inbox for receipts and lets me know when gifts get delivered or if something goes on sale. Finally, when it comes to holiday cards, it's probably no surprise that I pass on the paper. Sending digital e-cards saves money and time (and the planet) so I can bask in the spirit — instead of the stress — of the season.