Stress comes from too much stuff, too many commitments and having a complicated life. But when you realize that peace comes from reducing, you will ask yourself how to simplify your life.
What you choose to do is specific to your own life and circumstances, so if something doesnít resonate, just move on to the next suggestion. Iím sure you will find many you do relate to.
So, here are many things you can do to simplify your life:
1. Remove at least one thing from your house every day.
2. Eliminate anything that drains your spirit.
3. Learn to say no to the stuff thatís not important.
4. Reduce what you bring into your home.
5. When you buy something, get rid of something similar. Donít let the clutter build up.
6. Spend time and effort on people rather than things.
7. Take breaks. Discover what you love and spend time there.
8. Be calm when driving, not rushed.
9. Have a system to deal with mail as it arrives.
10. Create routines, daily and weekly can work in your favor.
11. Be content with what you have, donít desire what is out of your reach.
12. Plan and cook simple meals
13. Exercise daily.
14. Plan down time.
15. Declutter your wardrobe, keep only what you love to wear.
16. Reduce the pieces of paper in your home. File them or trash them, but just reduce them.
17. Keep your car free from clutter.
18. Reduce what you donít want on your computer. Get rid of old emails and bookmarks and free your computer for what you want to do today.
19. Put things away as soon as you have used them.
20. Get rid of anything you donít use.
21. Stay out of debt.
22. Build up a nest egg.
23. Live in the present, not the past or the future.
24. Get creative.
25. Prioritize your life goals as well as your daily tasks.
26. Declutter your purse.
27. Run multiple errands that are close together on the same day.
28. Donít over commit your time.
29. Be thankful for the small things you enjoy each day.
30. Relax for the last hour before you go to bed.