30 Things I’ve Done To Simplify My Life
Up until a year ago, I was always looking to squeeze more and more into my days because I thought that was the only way to be productive. Just do more. But somewhere in my attempts to do more, I lost touch with the things I valued most.
Now I’m experimenting with a simpler way of living—one that’s less stressful and more fulfilling. I am by no means immune to getting caught up in the crazy pace of our culture, but I’m improving every day. Here are 30 of the most helpful tips I’ve picked up on the art of simplifying:
1. Select your top five.
What are the five most important things in your life? Have you ever found yourself at the end of the day feeling like you haven’t done anything you really cared about? Decide what you value most and commit your time to those things.
2. Say no.
We often agree to take on more than we can handle. Create some boundaries on your time. When you know your major priorities, saying no becomes easier.
3. Switch off notifications.
Have you ever almost been asleep and then received an email, Facebook, or Instagram alert that woke you up? Switch these notifications off and check them at a time that works for you, not as they come in.