Editor's Note: Entrepreneur, Learn How To Automate Your Life Just Like Your Business

Creative spirits, I don't know how we do it.

The other night, I got off from a 10 hour shift at my full-time job, came home, made dinner and got right to work on the content I needed to create to for Quirky, Brown Love. Hours pass and I glance at the bottom right corner of my computer screen to see the numbers 5:20 staring back at me.

I had just pulled an all-nighter for my side hustle.

This isn't the first time that I had stayed up all night to make sure that my dream will become a reality and it definitely won't be the last. I definitely need to strive to find that seemingly imaginary work-life balance that everyone keeps talking about.
As night turns into morning while I'm scheduling my social media posts for the week, a crazy idea popped into my head.

Why can't I automate my life the same way that I automate my social media? 

Guys, this concept has changed the way that I see my daily routine and is about to help me find my life! There are so many things in life that we do daily that could be automated or done in bulk.

Whenever I get free time or take breaks from my business, the last thing that I want to do is run errands at the drug store to get my beauty products. Heck, I barely even make the time to feed myself which is why I usually end up in the Panera Bread or Chick-Fil-A drive-thru.

Now with this new concept in mind, I have vowed to make my life easier by utilizing the idea of automation. 
For meals, I will personally be meal-planning; however, if you know that meal planning is not for you, there are several awesome meal subscription services that you can use.

I have also signed up for some inspirational newsletters that will be automatically sent to my email. 

I need to make sure that my soul is fed too. This is very important.
Another way that I will be automating my life is by using a subscription service to get all of the random beauty supplies that I have no time to run to the store to get. I was given the opportunity to try the ESSENCE BeautyBox and it could not have come at a better time! I've only tried a handful a subscription boxes and I can already tell that this one is a game changer.

Incorporating a subscription box that was based solely on makeup wouldn't have been cost efficient for my lifestyle since I prefer a more natural look. Therefore, the ESSENCE BeautyBox was perfect for my needs and shipped straight to my mailbox.
When considering adding subscriptions to your life automation schedule, you should ask yourself the following questions:
1. How can this subscription help me take better care of myself?
2. Does the benefit outweigh the cost?
3. Do I trust the brands that are in the box?

One thing that made me feel so comfortable adding the ESSENCE BeautyBox to my life automation schedule is the fact that the box contained products from companies that my family has trusted for generations, as well as newer brands that I have already wanted to try.
Putting my Maybelline Possessed Plum Vivid Matte Liquid lippy to good use!

Updated Note:
ESSENCE BeautyBox is launching a promotion to offer new subscribers' their first ESSENCE BeautyBox for just $1. Subscribers will receive 5 products each month that are hand-curated by the editors at ESSENCE, including one product from a black-owned business owner.

This introductory offer will last through June 30th, 2016 and can be accessed with the promo code: FIRSTBOX.
How can you automate your life? Let's brainstorm.

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