In this fast paced world that we live in, you can’t take the simple things in life for granted. A way to go with the flow of life is to change your speed, you can take steps today to simplify your life so that you always have time for what matters most to you.
Learn to say no
Put your phone away
Plan your priorities
Declutter your house. Your environment affects how you feel physically and psychologically:
Our environment affects how you feel physically and psychologically. Whether you waste time looking for misplaced items, or you grow overwhelmed every time you open your closet, having too much stuff wastes your resources.
A clean, organized space helps you feel more productive and energetic than when you’re living among heaps of clothes, stacks of papers, and piles of dishes. I just did this a month ago and still doing it, a boy does it feel good not having all that excess stuff around. It’s like you can breathe better.
When you have fewer items to worry about, you’ll feel lighter. You’ll also have the energy to care for the items that you keep. Start decluttering one room at a time, and see for yourself how much better you feel when you get rid of things you don’t need.
Get rid of bad mental habits. Bad mental habits carry a lot of psychological weight:
Bad mental habits carry a lot of psychological weight. Feeling sorry for yourself, dwelling on the past, and giving away your power are just a few of the unhealthy habits that will drain your mental strength.
Clear the mental clutter and unnecessary chatter. Make space for healthier thinking habits—like gratitude, self-compassion, and realistic self-talk. Practice mindfulness.
When you catch yourself engaging in toxic thinking habits, take a deep breath, remind yourself it’s not helpful, and proactively conjure up a more realistic inner dialogue.
Cut out toxic people:
Whether you have a friend who finds a problem for every solution or a sibling who calls every day to complain about how unfair the world is, negative people can take up a lot of space in your life.
While you shouldn’t cut people out of your life just because they’re going through hard times, setting healthy boundaries is important.
Even if you don’t spend much time together physically, the time you might invest into dreading a visit, combined with the time it takes to calm down after the visit, can take a toll.
Sometimes, the kindest thing you can do for yourself and for someone else is to say no or sever ties altogether. Cutting out toxic people or family members frees up space for those who matter most in your life.
Take charge of your money:
It doesn’t matter how much money you have. If you’re not taking control of what you have, your financial situation, money will occupy a lot space in your life.
Try to commit to taking charge of your money. Create a budget and establish clear goals, and watch your financial decisions will become much simpler.
You’ll spend less time, effort, and energy thinking about money once you’ve taken control of your income. There’s a sense of peace that comes with financial freedom.
Gain control of your time:
You know can never earn more time. It is your most valuable resource. Yet, it’s easy to waste time complaining, mindlessly scrolling through social media, or waiting for things to happen.
Don’t go through life being busy and passing time. Stop doing things that are wasting your precious minutes. Schedule time to do the things that matter most.
But don’t focus on doing—set aside some time for just being. Go for a walk, read a book, watch a sunset, and be in the moment.
So with all that being said start by subtracting one thing from your life every day. Get rid of some clutter, clear up some mental space, carve an hour into your calendar—make some room somewhere so you can feel lighter and freer. The less you own, the less you have, and the less time you invest into things you don’t want to do, the simpler life becomes. And there’s a lot to be said for fully enjoying life’s simplest pleasures to their fullest.