This blog post with only 2 tips to live simpler will be the simplest thing that you read today.
After reading this post I hope that you have 2 tools for living simply and feel a little less stressed.
The challenge with living simpler is literally thousands upon thousands of options in every area at all times. The 24/7 news cycle and social media only add to this challenge.
The goal to live simpler is not just about focusing on tasks but it’s also about preparation. Get started by thinking about what you can purge from your daily routine. What do you do every day that you don’t really need to do? Personally, part of the issue is trying to fit too much into one day rather than spreading out my tasks. That’s another symptom of the news and social media cycle all around us.
We feel the need to buy now, cook now, read now, travel now. Everything needs to happen right now. The truth is not everything needs to happen right now. To live simpler we must think about the 10 things that we are doing to feel accomplished rather than the 1 thing that will help us to feel productive and even refresh and reset us.
Reducing stress can be challenging not because of the practices that help us to reduce our stress level but rather because of all of those obstacles that are getting in the way of us getting to healthy habits and practices. Furthermore, what are you doing that is really stressing you out and you know you don’t need to?
Action item: Choose 2 things today that you will identify to remove from your daily routine whether it is making task lists, getting on social media, ok maybe just choosing one type, or shopping, cleaning, whatever task that could be considered busy work take it out of your routine.
Now that the runway is clear let’s look at how simple we can make your day. The more you have going on around you the more opportunity to focus.
Live Simpler Everyday
The best part is that you will be able to repeat these steps every single day if you need to. All you need to do is rinse and repeat these steps for results.
Write out the plan for your day.
Set a time to reflect.
It sounds so simple but the secret is that by taking time to reflect we are also doing a lot more just like in our first step. We don’t have to focus on these things but when we take time to reflect we are being intentional about taking time for ourselves. To live simpler mostly means to provide ourselves with enough space. We are relieving stress by evaluating how our day went and giving space to allow our emotions to be revealed.
From there, we give ourselves the opportunity to respond accordingly to our emotions. We also get to think about our plan for the next day. So, what does successfully setting a plan to live simpler look like? Well, when we reflect on our day hopefully we can then think about what we want to write down for our plan the next day.
That’s it! As hectic as your day may be these 2 steps are going to change everything for your daily routine.
Next, find a time of day that works best for you to implement these steps and live simpler!
Please share these tips with someone who you think might find them helpful. I know they are not the flashiest suggestions but from practice I can assure you that they work! Check this blog regularly for more tips on how to reduce stress especially for hose planning a wedding.