We are all constantly busy and we sometimes need to re-evaluate how we are spending our days. Because there is no point in being busy all the time and getting nowhere. Simplifying your life could help you get your life back on track to only focus on what is truly necessary and will make you happy. Today I will be giving you 7 ways that you can simplify your life. Don’t try to do these all at once because you might feel overwhelmed. Simplifying your life is an ongoing process, it’s not something you do in one day… just do one at a time 🙂
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1. Get Rid Of Things You Don’t Need
Of course, the first step you can take to simplifying your life is to get rid or donate things you don’t use or need anymore. Getting rid of excess clutter in your home and everywhere else will help reduce your stress and you will have extra space for the things you truly love.
List of things to get rid of:
- Nail polishes
- Home Decor
- Kitchen Appliances
- Old Bills
This might feel like it’s going to be a lot of hard work but it will be entirely worth it! If you would like to get more inspired and learn more about how to de-clutter and all its benefits I recommend you read the called The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, it will help you simplify your life.
If you would like to get more inspired and learn more about how to de-clutter and all its benefits I recommend you read the called The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, it will help you simplify and better your overall life.
2. Eliminate Negativity
Eliminating negativity will help simplify your life because you will no longer waste your time watching the news, listen to gossip, spend time with toxic relationships, etc. Of course, we can’t control or eliminate ALL negativity from our life, but what we
Of course, we can’t control or eliminate ALL negativity from our life, but what we can control is what we listen to, what we watch and what we read. If everything you consume is all negative, then you are just wasting your precious time and making your life more complicated than it needs to be. You are not only wasting your time but you are feeding your mind with negative unnecessary things.
Even though you won’t be able to eliminate all negativity, figure out what you are doing right now that is affecting you in a negative way and instead spend time on something that will benefit you.
Feed your soul with positive information.
Here is a list of my favorite self-help books:
- Motivation Manifesto
- You Can Be Happy No Matter What
- Mind Over Medicine
- Habits Of A Happy Brain
- Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
You can read more about them here.
3. Don’t Overschedule
I know society makes it seem that being busy all the time is a good thing, but in reality, it’s not.
It’s not healthy to be busy all the time because then you lack time for yourself, time for your family, and time for what is truly important in your life.
Here are some tips on how to not overschedule:
- Prioritize your days
- Say no more often
- Create white space in your schedule
Schedule in your calendar your priorities for the day and don’t put too many to do’s in your daily schedule. This will help you stay on top of what you need to get done instead of feeling overwhelmed by having a huge list of things you need to do.
4. Unsubscribe & Unfollow
I have said this plenty of times in my blog, to unsubscribe from emails that you don’t truly love and to unfollow people on social media that don’t inspire you. You will get less distracted and this will save you plenty of time while you are checking your emails and when you are on social media.
I love going through my emails once or twice a month and unsubscribing from emails that are not suitable for me anymore or unfollowing people from social media that don’t inspire me.
Which leads to the next topic…
5. Limit Electronic Use
This is easier said than done because this requires a lot of self-discipline to limit your social media, emails, TV, videos, etc. Everything is all digital now and everything involves being on the phone or computer. It can be easy to get distracted and let hours go by without doing anything useful.
Something that has helped me is to set a timer. Since I have to respond to comments, emails and schedule my social media, I set a timer for each of these so I don’t get distracted and lose track of time. Maybe setting a timer might help you as well.
Don’t let all of this distract you from what you should be doing and what is truly important to you. Life is not meant to be on a screen all day long. Don’t forget to go outside, take a walk, watch the sunset, fly a kite, or spend quality time with family without electronics.
6. Limit What You Buy
When it comes to buying things, my weakness is home decor. I love home decor and if I find something I love I just want to buy it even if I have no room for it. Before I used to buy it anyways and in the end, it just looked cluttered. Now, I don’t buy anything unless I truly need it or if I am going to replace it with something else I have in my home.
What is your weakness? Clothes? Shoes? Purses?
Whatever it might be, limit what you buy. Don’t buy it unless you really need it or you are planning on replacing it with something else. This will help not build clutter in your home and make life easier for you.
7. Stop Overthinking
We all are guilty of overthinking, or at least I am 🙂 We can simplify our whole outer life but if we don’t learn to simplify our thoughts and what we think, it’s useless.
A quote that helps me stop overthinking that I am sure will help you too is this one:
“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.”
What are some tips you can give to simplify your life?
Have a beautiful day! 🙂
Love this! Great tips I will totally be incorporating!
Thank you Nicole! Have a great week 🙂
This is definitely something to implement in my daily life. I’m actively trying to procrastinate less, organize better and declutter.
That’s awesome Mia! Those are great goals to have and I am sure they will help you out 🙂
I love this! I’m really trying to simplify my life! One thing I’ve found helps with limiting electronics is to use my bullet journal regularly. I take it everywhere and not only is it a de stressing time when I work on it in the evenings, but I can write things down in one place throughout the day.
Thank you, Brianna! Bullet Journaling sounds amazing. I have heard so many good benefits about it. I might try it out now 😉 Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I love this! So helpful!!
Thank you! Glad it was helpful to you Shadi 🙂
Over thinking is probably my biggest problem area. I try to be a little too “perfect” at times. Great article!
I can relate! I am the same way. I have to remind myself from time to time to stop overthinking.
Thank you for your comment, LeeAnn 🙂
I absolutely love this. I tend to struggle with over scheduling myself and not having time for anything else. All of these are super helpful!
Thank you. Happy to see you found this post helpful 🙂 I truly hope what you implement helps you out!
I truly believe in happiness! Your ideas are so welcome in this life of crazy. I wish you all the very best in your life and blog.
You are so sweet Joleisa. Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it! 🙂 Likewise sweetheart.
I hope you have a beautiful day!
These are great tips! I’ve been trying to make it a habit of purging periodically… now I just have to work on the spending part so maybe I won’t have to purge so often ?
Great ideas! Eliminating overscheduling alone could make a huge difference.
Lena @Befithappy says
God knows I need to simplify things but somehow I always fail at it 😀 These are great tips, and I actually do implement some of them. But I think I need number one the most.
“Unsubscribe and Unfollow” – Yes! These two little nuggets of wisdom have given me so much freedom, rest and focus. Great points all the way around. Thanks for the encouragement!
This list is interesting. I have learned to remove negativity in my life the hard way and since then I just do what I do or say what I say and don’t have to mind others’ opinions unless I know in my heart that they are right. I still have to work on numbers 5, 6 and 7!
I love these ideas! The one that resonated with my the most right now is definitely limiting what you buy. I’m the same as you – LOVE buying new beautiful home decor knick knacks (that I absolutely do not need lol!) But I find when I overdo it the clutter, the spending, and just the time spent shopping add up and really get to me, whereas if I just practice being content with what I already have, I can usually rearrange a few things for a fresh new look that doesn’t require a trip to the store or any money spent. Much simpler all the way around! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your list!
Great tips! I try to follow most of these, but I’m SUPER bad at overthinking! I think it’s one of those things that some of us just have to explicitly practice daily to get better at (or…at least I do haha). Thanks for the wonderful post!
Great tips! Definitely going to impliment them.
I so need to take some of this on board. It’s so easy to get tangled up in day to day stuff and forget the really important part of life.
I really love this, especially the quote that you put at the bottom about overthinking. Sometimes all we can do is put one foot in front of the other and just focus on the short term.
Such great tips! Sometimes life can get so complicated by trying to do everything at one time. Especially love the last tip, to focus on today.
Love your post! It is really important to focus on the things that really matter. Your tips are great! Especially get rid of things, clothes. I have read Essentialism and it really helped me to focus just on less. If we focus on thousans things we are going nowhere.
Fiorenza Rossini says
Great tips! thank you!
Thank you for these great tips! I must say I think it might be easier said than done, but I am definitely going to try them out.
Some really good ideas here, I particularly like the idea of unsubscribing – I’m so fed up of trawling through emails that don’t interest me!
Eliminating negativity has been a game changer for me. I stopped watching the news and engaging in gossip and complaining at work. Number 1 might take me years! One drawer and one closet at a time!
Great tips! I usually try to keep things in my home as minimal as possible, it’s shocking how fast clutter can build up. Thanks for this. x
overthinking is one thing we all do whether consciously or unconsciously. We all grew up with a sense of , if i am not overthinking it, the issue will never have a solution. i am so happy you wrote this post very inspiring. i have been like this for a long time until one day i realized no matter how hard i thought about a problem, i still seemed to make my way out because i cared about finding a solution. this is what inspired me to start my website http://www.pitcheyani.com, where i can inspire other people to think better and see happiness as a necessity.
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“People who never tried are losers by nature, and the one’s who try live to tell the story of the future”.
So far I checked all the points except the last one. That’s the most difficult I admit. I tend to lose too much time with insignificant things.
Angie Emde says
Great tips, Overthinking would be one I often get stuck in. A few of the others I think I need to do more often like unsubscribe from things that I no longer read or serve.