“Stop making things so difficult for yourself!” How many times have you heard this phrase? Whether it comes from those around you or even yourself, this is a sign that you need to simplify your life.
Juggling a career, relationships, family and hobbies can be a difficult task – which is why it helps to make day-to-day duties simpler. Take a look at these tips for a simpler life:
Once a week take just 10 minutes to write a list of things you are grateful for. This could be a person, an act or even an object you are happy to have in your life. These 10 minutes a week will help to impact your happiness, giving you a more positive outlook on life.
Create some white space
Having an area of white space in your home gives you space to display and highlight items of beauty. Clear a shelf, counter top or table of clutter and choose one item close to your heart to display. Why not place a candle there and light it when you are ready to relax and switch off in the evening?
Prepare for the morning
Preparation is half the battle when it comes to getting organised. Make your mornings run smoothly by preparing the night before. This could include clearing up the kitchen so it is tidy in the morning, setting the table for breakfast or pulling out the clothes you/your children are going to wear the next day.
Make a meal plan
Figuring out what to have for dinner can become a chore, so take the work out of it by making a plan. Do one shop a week and get all the ingredients you need for your meals and be sure to get your partner/family involved so everyone gets something they like.
Make your bed… every morning
Set the tone for the day ahead and get off on the right foot by spending two minutes making your bed. Not only is it one job checked off the list before you even start your day, it will encourage you to be more productive for the rest of the day.
Start a donation box
If ridding your house of clutter is a recurring problem, grab an empty box and use it as a donation box. Whenever you find yourself overwhelmed by ‘stuff’, take five minutes to place everything you don’t need in your donation box, ready to go to a better home.
Give yourself time to think, dream and simply do nothing. Turn off your phone, shut down your computer and spend some time without technology. Head outside for a walk, meditate or journal your feelings.
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