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! 🙂