10 Ways To Simplify Your Life

10 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Life is full of distractions, noise and stress and sometimes things get on top of us but it doesn't need to be that way, you can take simple steps to simplify your life and improve your wellbeing. 

1. Create a morning routine.
Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day, if you can start your day right you'll find yourself being more productive. The morning is also a really great time to set new healthy habits like drinking more water, eating a healthy breakfast or being more organised. 

2. Set weekly/monthly goals.
This could be part of your morning routine to make a daily to-do list but I suggest also setting weekly, monthly and yearly goals to help you understand better where you want to be in life and the steps you need to take to get you there, if you want more advice on setting and achieving goals I have a full blog post here.

3. Remove toxic people from your life.
This is a life lesson I've definitely learnt in the last few years if someone doesn't bring anything positive to your life then why keep them around? When I've removed toxic people from my life I've noticed a big difference, nobody needs drama! It can sometimes be difficult but I really recommend regularly assessing the people you keep closest to you in life.

4. Reduce the amount of time spent on your phone/social media.
Look around any bus, restaurant or supermarket and you're almost guaranteed to see at least one person glued to their phone and no wonder, they can do so much and social media is addictive but sometimes it can have a detrimental effect on your mental health and even your physical health when I look at a screen for extended periods of time I definitely get headaches. Reducing the amount of time spent on your phone really helps you to be more present and enjoy the real world.

5. Declutter your home/wardrobe.
This is an easy one when we have too much stuff in life it actually adds stress, it also means we need to spend more time cleaning and putting things away. Decluttering your space is a really good way to clear your mind and live a simpler life.

6. Create a meal plan
Creating a meal plan at the start of the week with a shopping list really helps you to get organised especially if you want to change your lifestyle and eat a more healthy balanced diet. Additionally, this is a great idea if you want to save money or stick to a budget as it stops you picking up items you don't need when food shopping and reduces food waste. You can pick up your own food planner from my Etsy shop here.
7. Have a cleaning routine and tidy as you go.
We all have times when we get home from work or a long day and the last thing we want to do is tidy up or put our clothes/bag/shoes away but I really recommend spending the extra couple of minutes to tidy as you go to stop things building up and save yourself the extra work down the line. It's also a good idea to create a cleaning routine and decide on daily/weekly tasks, this really helps to simplify things and gives you more free time to focus on more important things.

8. Unsubscribe from junk emails/services you don't use.
A lot of the emails we get are junk or promotional, it's a good idea to set aside some time to go through and delete old emails and unsubscribe from any mailing lists that don't benefit you in some way, I also recommend doing this with other subscriptions, maybe you signed up to some service that started with one month's free trial and just never got round to cancelling it, if you don't use it take the time to remove it! This is a good way to save some extra cash and stop you being tempted into buying new items, it also limits the number of emails you are getting every day.

9. Only buy what you actually need.
This ties in with some of the other suggestions in this list, in particular, decluttering. Buying things you don't need only wastes money and adds clutter to your home and life. This is a good strategy if you're also looking to save money, ask yourself each time you buy something, do I need this? It's also a good idea to write down or take a picture or each thing you really want to treat yourself to and wait 30 days then revisit it and see if it's still important to you.

10. Pack your bag/set out clothing the night before.
Each night before you go to bed think about what you need to do the next day, lay out your clothes and pack your bag to start the day more organised and save you time in the morning. You can take this a step further and prepare your lunch etc. the more you can get done the night before the better your day will run, it's very much like the first tip, your morning really impacts the rest of your day.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, hope you all have a great day and enjoyed these 10 ways to simplify your life!

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