While having a more simplified life can be somewhat subjective, it is often about making things easier on yourself. No matter what, things get so busy that you forget about the little things, like caring for oneself. Maybe its time to do more organizing and making space by decluttering, and maybe adjusting your daily routines to be more simple, or spending a little more time preparing, so your life is less chaotic. Let’s take a look at these 5 ways I could think of that might be helpful in to simplify your life.
First off, take a look into your current habits and routines.
Before you can simplify your life, you might need to figure out where it is a little chaotic or stressful. The easiest way to do this is by taking inventory of your daily habits and routines. Even if you don’t have a routine you see on social media, doesn’t mean you don’t have one. All the choices you make each day, from what time you wake up to when you choose to eat a meal or reading all news on your favorite social media, are part of your routine.
Take a few days to write down anything you notice that are part of your routine. This includes hygiene habits, sleeping habits, trends with when you procrastinate, what causes stress, what relaxes you, habits that are working for you, and habits that aren’t. Get as much info as you can so that you can figure out what you want to improve.
Nothing like a pretty planner to write down your routine in! 😉
Once you have written down all the parts of your overall routine, now it’s time to plan where to simplify.
While it might seem counterproductive, doing a little planning actually saves you time and makes things easier for you, not harder. It can seem overwhelming in the beginning, which is why it is good to start with just one thing at a time.
For example, you can start preparing your lunch the night before, so that it is ready to grab and go in the morning as you run out the door. It takes only a few extra minutes in the evening to prepare it, and it is simplifying your hectic morning by not having to do it last minute.
Now it’s time to find ways to declutter your spaces.
Make a habit of decluttering all your livings paces and work spaces often. The less clutter you see with your eyes, the less clutter is in your head. If you do this for just a few minutes a day, you will keep these areas from getting too messy, and it really simplifies the cleaning routines you choose to implement.
Hard part, time to set healthy boundaries.
Yes, this matters when it comes to simplifying your life! If you don’t have healthy boundaries with people, they will put a lot of expectations and demands on you. The more they do this and the more you say yes no matter what, the more stressful your life can become. You stretch yourself too thin and start falling behind on your own
Last part, time to focus on one task at a time.
Stop multi-tasking! I know, that is one of the hardest things to do in the whole world! Who does, sit and eat, with our phones out, or walking down the street, not even watching where our feet go as long as we can keep up and gossip with friends. This is not helping you in the grand scheme of things. If you want to simplify your life and make it less stressful, you need to tackle tasks one at a time This helps you to focus more on them and get things done, as opposed to your mind always being on a million things at once.
There you go, 5 tips on making your world a bit easier to live in. I know I need to learn to take time for myself and walk away from my computer. What do you do to make things easier in your world?