Is your day-to-day life full of stress and chaos? Are you scrambling for a brief peaceful moment in the day just to relax? There is just too much each day to worry about, keep track off and deal with.
Everyday, we’re plagued with the trials and tribulations of life. We’re put to the test and forced to deliver. If we don’t, we disappoint someone, or worse, ourselves.
Amidst the chaos, it can be hard to find a peaceful moment. So then, what is the solution? It is quite simple – simplify your life.
We’ve compiled some of our best tips to help you simplify your life. We use these on a day-to-day basis and it grants us perspective and allows us some quiet in the chaos.
1) Believe in Yourself
You are your own worst critic. You are your own judge and jury. What you think about yourself directly affects how you feel and act.
Strive for a positive mindset. Look for the good in every person and every situation. Sometimes it’s hard to find. But the harder it is to find, the greater the reward.
However, at the same time, realize that you are just human. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself when you don’t accomplish a goal. There is no perfect person.
Instead, call it day and reset tomorrow. Every day is a new day to start believing in yourself again.
2) Be Grateful
Something we do on our worst days is a ‘Be Grateful’ list. We list all the things that we’re glad to have in lives. We usually aim for 10.
Sometimes it is hard to find things to be grateful for.
But, even through our worse times, there is always something. Dig deep and search. When we have a questionable day, we write down anything that comes to mind.
Here are a few for today. I’m Grateful for:
- The ability to breathe
- The ability to think and feel
- The sunshine that gives me energy and life
- Clean water
We often take for granted the simple things in life. These simple ‘gratefuls’ are often overlooked but they matter the most.
We don’t miss something until it is completely gone. We never know when we’ll lose the ability to breathe or think and feel the sunshine. So, let us cherish it while it’s still in our lives.
3) De-clutter Your Life
Naturally we are simple beings. We grew up knowing only the simple pleasures. It’s not until recently that the latest cellphones and biggest televisions consumed us.
Now, we’re consumed by physical trash. We’re surrounded by more and more clutter that prevents us from every feeling truly happy.
We start to attach our happiness to frivolous items that fade. As the item fades, our happiness fades along with it. Then. we purchase more clutter to attach and sustain our happiness.
In order to achieve some clarity in our lives, we must first de-clutter our space and then de-clutter our minds. We must shed the attachment to shiny items.
We must reduce, cut back and simplify. Throw away anything you haven’t used in the last 6 months.
You’ll start to realize that the less you have, the less you’ll want.
4) Use Everything in Moderation
One time I ate too many oranges (because they are good for you) and I got a sore throat for 2 weeks. Even vitamin c is bad is large doses.
Too much of anything – good or bad – will wear us down. Whether it’s work, socializing, eating, shopping or television, eventually it will take its toll on us.
Practice self-restraint and you will achieve some piece of mind. When we go overboard with anything, the consequences are always negative.
5) Limit Complaints
When were you on the tail end of a chronic complainer? No matter what seems to happen, this person has something to complain about. How did you feel hearing all of his/her complaints?
Complaints are always a negative reaction to a situation. Complainers are chronic negative people that can’t see the positive.
Limit your complaints, or better yet, avoid it all together. Try to avoid complaining for an entire day. When you catch yourself, stop and change the topic.
You can be one of two people: a problem person or a solution person. Are you going to whine about your issues or are you going to deal with or fix your problem?
Almost everyone has a few moments when they’re laying in bed at the end of the night. But how often do we get lost in our own thoughts.
Use these last moment of the night to reflect. Ask yourself questions about your day:
- Was I the best I could be today?
- Could I have helped someone more?
- Did I do something of importance or significance?
Spend some time today constructing your own meaningful questions. If you fail a question, strive for it the next day. Always aim to improve.
Aim to feel happier, be more fulfilled and grow endlessly.
Until next time, my beautiful readers,
Be bold, be free and love on.