Your life can be less complicated. Simplifying your life can lead to more happiness and peace. Life’s challenges are unavoidable, but you always have the choice to let it overwhelm you or simplify your life and eliminate the challenges that come with being so busy.
How do you do that? We’ve gathered the best ways that you can simplify your life and make it more meaningful. Let’s dive in.
20 Amazing Ways to Simplify Your Life
1. Worry less.
Limit your worrying and you will be calmer, gain more confidence and strength. “Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness,” said Eleanor Roosevelt. Avoiding unnecessary stress in your life is one way to promote your health and simplify your life. My favorite way to do that is to limit television, especially in the morning.
2. Organize your space.
You’ll feel more comfortable and stress-free if you do a quick clean up daily, especially in your living room, bedroom, and in the kitchen. No need to clean every corner but do so occasionally or keep a schedule. When your space is organized, you won’t be worries about the papers piling up.
3. Choose needs versus wants.
Be wise and frugal. Every time you go shopping, always remember to only buy products that you really need and products that will last longer. You don’t need to waste your money on temporary desires and then pile them up at home just to accumulate dust. Take a trip to Goodwill and then remember that trip when you are out shopping. Make sure whatever you buy are things you will want to wear for a long time.
4. Empty a space.
It’s always nice to have a small, empty, personal space or room for you to meditate or read a book in. This will make you more productive and help you focus on your personal growth and development.
5. Pay your bills regularly.
Sounds obvious, right? It can complicate your life if you don’t regularly pay your bills. You may be more stressed with accumulated fees and annoying bill collectors if you don’t stay on top of your bills.
6. Invest in good friends.
Cut out relationships with friends that stress you out or bring you down. Don’t waste your energy and time with people who gossip. Unfollow them on Facebook so you do not get distracted when they come up on your News Feed. More importantly, keep in touch with great friends who will encourage you to grow more professionally and personally.
7. Delegate household tasks.
It’s not good to overwork your body and mind daily. At least find a way to distribute home chores among your roommates or family. Also, make sure you get enough sleep after doing your part around the house. Even better, delegate it to a housekeeper and spend the time with your family or growing your career or business.
8. Have a digital detox.
This simply means you disconnect yourself from your tablet, computer, phone or any digital gadget. Why? Because technology can have negative effects on your body. An hour or two hours of daily digital detox should suffice. This does not include your regular resting or sleeping hours, of course. Also, try to have a digital detox on the weekends as well for longer periods of time so you can spend quality time with your family.
9. Avoid complaints.
When you’re stressed at work, don’t bring this stress home to your family. Try watching an inspiring movie instead or a comedy.
10. Manage your pets at home.
If your pets are the source of your daily stress, try hiring a pet sitter or schedule a walk with your dog daily. Also, you could schedule a time for them to play with your kids if you have kid-friendly pets. If your pet isn’t making you happy, maybe it’s time to think about getting your pet to a better home so you can simplify your life. If you’re not fond of pets, try gardening or picking flowers to display in a vase in your home or your office table.
11. Call for help.
If you have a ton of laundry to wash, ask for help in exchange for something else you can provide or find someone to help you on a site like care.com.
12. Take time to rest.
If you’re tired or exhausted, simply rest to boost your energy. Go to bed earlier and really let yourself rest instead of watching that extra hour of television every night.
13. Eat healthy.
Eat food that has nutritional benefits for your body and mind. It’s always vital to stay healthy for yourself, your career, and the people around you.
14. Simplify parenting.
If you’re a parent, teach your child to do home chores and other things that will help build their sense of responsibility and independence. Don’t let them depend on you to do everything for them – but, needless to say, consider their age.
15. Learn to say “No.”
If you cannot attend a party, or any activity you have been invited to, just say “No” and be honest why you can’t go.
16. Trust your good self.
You don’t need to do all the “must dos” that you read in books, journals, or newspapers. Just be yourself and don’t pretend to be someone else. Trying to be someone you’re not is more stressful than honestly being yourself.
17. Lean on loved ones.
You may become emotionally challenged at times but you don’t have to carry your burdens alone. Lean and share your struggles with your loved ones to ease your pain. This will strengthen your bonds, too.
18. Use your tools.
If you tend to be forgetful, keep a calendar, an alarm clock, and a notebook with pen near you whenever you can. Write down your daily tasks and try your best to check them all off.
19. Limit social media updates.
Schedule a specific time for checking your social media updates each day. You don’t have to do it every minute as it can be overwhelming. But, if you’re running a business through social media, save your energy and time by hiring a virtual assistant to do that stuff for you.
This is one of the best ways to simplify your life. Not everything is urgent. Always choose to accomplish your top priorities in life to maintain your happiness and sense of purpose. Break down your big goals into smaller tasks that are realistic and can be done within a short span of time.
Are you ready to simplify your life?
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