Simplify Your Life

4 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Last week, we offered some helpful tips to help you get your life back into a routine as summer ends. If the summer has been hectic, you may want to take some time to simplify your life.

With lots of things to do and many commitments, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But simplifying your life can help you combat overwhelming feelings. Ready to take the journey to simpler times? Here are four ways you can begin simplifying your life this week!

1 – Start Decluttering
Clutter affects your brain and the way you feel physically. Too much clutter can leave you feeling overwhelmed every time you look around. By decluttering, cleaning, and organizing your space, you’ll end up feeling more energetic and productive.

2 – Stop Complaining
Complaining takes a toll on your brain and leaves you with a negative mindset. Pay attention to what you’re saying and thinking. When you catch yourself complaining, stop. Try to see how long you can go without complaining. Instead of complaining, list things you’re thankful for. You’ll rewire your brain, improve your happiness, and increase your personal power.

3 – Learn to Say “No”
It’s not easy to say ‘no.’ But when you overextend yourself all the time, your life becomes more complicated. Learn to say ‘no’ when you can’t or don’t want to do something. And don’t give excuses. You don’t owe people excuses or reasons. Simply let others know something won’t work for you. You’ll have more time for the things you love, and you’ll improve your self-respect.

4 – Stop Multitasking
While multitasking seems like it’s helping you get more done, it’s not. It means that you’re not fully engaging in what you’re doing, which makes it take longer. Make everything a bit simpler by focusing on one thing at a time. Once you complete that task, you can move on.

You deserve to make the most of what life has to offer you. This means eliminating the things in life that don’t work for you — simplifying your life by subtracting things like clutter and complaining. And remember, you don’t have to do everything at once. Start by subtracting one thing at a time, and over time, you’ll simplify your life and be able to fully enjoy life’s simplest pleasures.

 

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