(StatePoint) If you are constantly on the go, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself and your family. Whether you’re carting around kids or making your daily commute, there are a few ways to make your busy life a little easier.

Make ‘Me’ Time

Make sure to reserve time for you. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of appointments, meetings, social obligations and chores. Set aside time every day to do something that puts you first. Whether it’s listening to relaxing music, going to a yoga class, having coffee with a friend or watching a favorite TV show, do something that helps balance your day.

Shop Smart

With the high cost of gas and limited time for shopping, every stop counts. Maximize your time and dollar by shopping at a discount retailer where you can pick up an assortment of staples in one stop. For example Dollar General carries bread, milk, eggs, snacks and other foods, as well as cleaning and paper supplies, health and beauty items, apparel and home décor items. Their convenient locations make it easy to get in, get what you need and get on with your busy day.

Automatic Renewal Programs

Consider signing up for automatic renewal programs to ensure items you use and replenish most often are delivered directly to your home on a schedule you determine. You can order items like coffee, diapers, pet food, cleaning supplies on a weekly, monthly or bi-monthly basis. While these programs can help you save time, they often come with special discounts to help you save money too.

Easy Meals

Preparing daily meals can be just as time consuming to plan as they are to cook. For easy, affordable and delicious recipes, visit DG Easy Meals at www.dg.com/easymeals, which includes appetizers, main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Even on your busiest days, cooking simple and tasty meals can help you unwind and give you additional time to prepare for the next day.

When you’re constantly on the go, making smart and savvy choices can help you save time and money.