A Few Things To Do In January That Make For A Less Stressful Year Ahead

Here are a few things that you can do in January that make for a less stressful and more healthy year ahead.

Things to do in January to make life easier

Stop by your local pharmacy and ask your pharmacist for a computer print out of all of your 2018 prescriptions in January, and then put in your 2018 tax file, ASAP. As the year progresses, getting the previous year’s full yearly printout at your local pharmacy is more difficult and often requires a phone call to your Pharmacies 800 number, and a verbal request that takes 6 to 8 weeks to process and deliver.

Speaking of receipts, put an hour aside and organize your tax receipts the first week in January. It makes tax time easier and gives you a heads-up regarding anything you might be missing for your accountant.

Many gyms offer yearly discounts on memberships in January. Take some time to seek out and study the gym specials in your area. And while you’re at it, find out which gyms participate in any wellness programs with your insurance company. Are you an AARP member? If so, you might be eligible for a gym discount! Ask the gym’s director if they offer discounts for those who make below a certain income and see if you qualify for that price. Check out Groupon.com and see what gym deals you can find in your area.

Clean out your freezer. YES, it sounds silly and even a little boring - which it kind of is. But it makes healthy eating, meal prep and storage in the yew year so much easier much easier, when you aren’t trying to cram a container of freshly made homemade chili in the freezer and are fighting for room with a bag full of frozen stir-fry veggies you bought last spring, and unrecognizable freezer burned leftovers that have been there for who the heck knows how long! Speaking of freezers, check out the following article regarding the best and worst foods from the frozen section!

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