Thursday, May 5, 2016

4 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Does the world sometimes feel like a crushing place with all the projects, engagements, and items on your “To Do” list?  Do you crave stillness and silence and a way out of the stress that comes with too much?  If so, it’s time to quiet your mind and reassess what you have going. Its time to simplify. Simplifying takes conscious effort, but small steps can get you there.

Here are five ideas,  that you can implement today to help you simplify.
1. Purge — Clear your email inbox, clear your desk, or clean out a drawer. (Do this over the course of three days, tackling one area each day.) By eliminating clutter and making space in these areas your mind will instantly feel clearer. The key is to make quick decisions about all of the things you need to deal with in each area. Go through piles and file it right away, route it elsewhere, trash it, or add it to your To Do list. You’ll be breathing a LOT easier once you accomplish this feat, which is the perfect way to make a long weekend productive.

2. Shorten Your List — Do you have more than 10 items on your To Do list? If so, it’s too many. Reevaluate and prioritize the list and either cross off or delegate those things that are least important to you. Get in the habit of doing this regularly.

3. Forget Multi-Tasking — Instead, do one thing, and do it well before you move on to your next task. You’ll be amazed at how much more productive you can be and how good being focused feels. You will end up getting more done with the scattered side effects that usually come with multi-tasking.  

4. Limit Yourself — This goes hand-in-hand with single-tasking, as it involves setting certain times to do the things that can eat up endless time during the day, such as checking and responding to email, reading blogs and RSS feeds, attending to social media. When you set a schedule and time allotment for these activities, you’ll find that it cuts sown on the noise of the day.

In addition to these very practical steps, try carving out some time each morning to focus on your breath. Even five minutes of deep breathing will center you and set you up for a clear-headed and peaceful day.

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1 comment:

  1. Great tips! I could definitely use a little more simplifying in my life.