Is it just me or is life getting busier by the minute?
With so much technology and innovation all around us you would think that we would be living on easy street, but for some reason we continue to struggle for time and energy to invest in our lives.
If you are looking to simplify your life, here are 25 easy ways to get started.
Try implementing a few here and there and you’ll notice you have more time, money, and energy to live the life you really want.
1) Set Goals For Yourself
One way to refocus your energy and start getting shit done is to set goals for yourself.
Try setting weekly, monthly and yearly goals and watch as you start to move pieces of your life forward.
2) Drink Water Constantly
Water can clean out toxins from your body and make you feel energized.
Whenever you are feeling sluggish and want to call it a day, drink some water and you’ll start to feel better soon.
3) Clean Out Your Closet
Make your life simpler by getting rid of all the clothes you don’t wear on a regular basis. It makes getting dressed in the morning faster, and it will save your pocketbook from going broke by buying up all the clothes.
4) Organize Your Email
Figure out which emails you need and get rid of the rest. Have a system for filing emails as you complete tasks related to each.
Don’t let your email inbox become overrun with emails. I’m talking to you Mrs. 6000 emails in her inbox. This is key to simplifying your life!
5) Have a Morning Routine
Get up, get dressed, have breakfast, kiss the kids, and head out for the day. If you want to have a kick-ass day, you need to have a kick-ass morning routine to get things done and get yourself out the door on time.
6) Keep an Emergency Kit Handy
Emergency kits come in all shapes and sizes, but we’re talking about beauty, health, and car kits.
Keep extra makeup, hair bows, anti-nausea pills and more in your car or purse so that you have it when you need it.
7) Use a Budget
Simplify your life by creating and sticking to a budget. Nothing will simplify your life more than if you have a budget. Knowing where your money goes is key to a simplified life.
8) Simplify Your Meals
Get a crockpot, order pre-made meals, and start using meal plans to take back your dinner time and evening hours.
Imagine walking in the door to a cooked meal? That’s what happens when you plan a little and use tools like a crockpot.
Also, practice mindful eating.
9) Reduce Your Wardrobe
Start working to create a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe contains pieces of clothes that coordinate and compliment each other.
Never buy a stray shirt again – only buy pieces that can go with other pieces.
10) Stop Signing Up for Newsletters
Prevent inbox maintenance by never signing up for another newsletter again. Unsubscribe from the newsletters you don’t read on a regular basis.
11) Pack a Lunch for Work
Packing your lunch each day not only helps you save money, but it can also ensure you get to each lunch.
If you have a busy day and can’t get out of the office to eat, brown bagging it ensures you get to snack at your desk.
12) Use an Organizer in Your Bags
Use smaller pouches and bags to help keep your purse, backpack or briefcase organized. Keep cords and chargers in one, makeup and money in another.
13) Put Everything on the Cloud
Want to simplify your life and work from anywhere in the world? Make sure you back everything up on the cloud and you can work from beaches or bars.
14) Schedule Workout Time
You can’t have an amazing life if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Schedule 20-30 minutes of physical activity per day to make sure it happens.
15) Keep Vinegar in Your Pantry
Vinegar goes great with fries, but it also works as a cleaning agent for simple and easy cleaning around the house. No need to use harsh chemicals to clean your kitchen.
16) Listen to Books
Reading is great, but if you don’t have time to read, you can listen to audiobooks on your way to work. It’s a great way to use your time.
17) Do One Thing at a Time
Don’t open multiple tabs on your computer – focus on one task as a time and then move on to the next one.
18) Fold Clothes So You Can Find Them
Folding clothes lets you see them at a glance and know what’s clean and ready to wear.
19) Have a System for Following Up With People
When you collect business cards, put them in a designated place and mark your calendar with a reminder to follow up with that person.
20) Keep Healthy Snacks Within Reach
Don’t store sugary snacks in your desk – they’ll only bring you down. Store healthy nuts and seeds, vegetables and water at your desk for quick snacks.
21) Use 2-in-1 Beauty Products
Simplify your morning routine with beauty products that offer moisturizing and coverage.
22) Streamline Your Processes
Use automation software for social media and autoresponders for your mailing lists.
23) Have the Basics in Your Closet
If you want to simplify your life, get and use a trench coat, leather jacket, black and brown boots, denim jacket, a little black dress, and a clutch. Simple and classic style wins every time.
24) Make a List Before Bed
Know what you need to accomplish tomorrow so you can hit the ground running when you wake up.
25) Take Time for Yourself
Get enough sleep, eat right and exercise. You’ll find that life becomes much simpler when you focus on improving yourself before your world.
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