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5 Ways to Simplify your Life

Written by on September 19, 2020

There’s only so much room that our lives can accommodate. Whether it’s our calendar space, physical space and mental space, these things take their own areas. We should also make rooms for everyone we spend time with, everything we buy, and everything we do.

When you learn how to simplify your life, you will have more energy, space, and time to do the things that matter the most to you!

You can try the following methods to simplify your life:

  1. Clean and declutter your home. The environment where you mostly spend your time can affect you psychologically and physically. If you are always wasting your time looking for lost things or feeling overwhelmed upon opening one of your cupboards, then it’s time for a change.
  • Once you have started to organize all your belongings, you can begin to feel more energetic and productive.
  • You can try decluttering one room and see if this activity makes you feel better.
  1. Stop the habit of negative thinking. You may feel sorry for yourself, or you always dwell on the past. These are just some of the examples of harmful mental activities that you may have developed. These things can leave you feeling drained, and they can burden you with a psychological weight that’s too heavy.
  • You can clear your mental clutter by focusing on healthier thoughts such as self-compassion, gratitude, and realistic self-talk.
  • The moment you catch yourself thinking negatively, remind yourself that this activity is not helpful, and take a deep breath. After this, switch to other thoughts that make you happier.

 

  • As you habitually practice this technique, you may notice that it will become easier and easier until focusing on something positive will become a habit.
  1. Remove toxic people from your life. Everyone has family and friends who only see a lot of possible problems in every situation, but they never talk about solutions. You have to be careful with this since the negative people in your life can take up too much of your valuable space.
  • Keep in mind that you should not cut all the people who are going through a tough time right now in your life. However, it is essential that you need to set your boundaries as well.
  • Even if you only see each other once a week or don’t spend much time together, if that time you have spent with a particular person leaves you exhausted, then one of the best things you can do for yourself is to sever your ties with them.
  1. Be in control of your finances. When you don’t control your money, it will begin to slowly control your life instead. When you realize that this is happening, you may notice that money is taking up too much space in your life.
  • What you can do is decide that you are going to take control of everything regarding your finances. You should create and stick to a budget no matter what happens. Once you start with this, then expect that making decisions regarding money will become easier, and you won’t have to spend too much energy and time worrying about your finances.
  1. Learn how to prioritize your time. Time is the most valuable resource available to you. You should take a look at how much time you spend scrolling through social media, just waiting for somethings to happen, or complaining. If you realized that you are wasting a lot of precious time, it might be time for a change.
  • What you can do is write a schedule, stick to it, and do the things that matter to you instead of letting time-wasters take up too much of your space.
  • Don’t forget to have the time to go for a quick walk, watch sunsets, or play with your child. Some of the simplest things in life are also considered by many as one of their precious moments. You should never let the time-wasters remove these beautiful experiences out of your life!

Sometimes, life can become complicated, and while it can be overwhelming to simplify things, the effort to make the necessary changes in your life will be worth it.

You can start by decluttering and removing one negative thing in your life every day. It would be best if you tried to remove the old stuff that you no longer use, make room for yourself in your calendar, and clear up some of your mental space.

As your life transitions into a simpler one, you will feel that you will have fewer stressors, and you can find that you will enjoy yourself more once again – you may have lost this joy little by little each day as your life got more complicated.

Simplify your life today and bring back the joy once more!


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