Making our life simple can help in various ways. Yet, leading a simple life in today’s busy world is often easier said than done. The following ideas can help simplify your life and slow down your pace.
Take it slow: Try to take life a bit more slowly. Instead of moving at a sporadic, frenetic pace, move consistently and steadily to make progress and accomplish things effectively and smoothly.
De-clutter: Try to de-clutter your mind as well as the physical space around you. This can help you remove things that don’t have any meaning in your life anymore and let you focus on things that do.
Focus your choices: make informed choices and strive for the things you actually want and need to stay in your life. Try to limit the number of choices you make at a given time in order to pay full attention to each one and achieve them in a healthy way.
Learn to say, “No”: it is important for you to learn to say, “No,” if you really want to simplify your life and focus on your actual purpose. “No” doesn’t have to be a bad thing and “No” does not need an explanation. If it doesn’t positively impact you, your family, or your spirit, say, “No.”
Make time: Make time for your priorities and the activities that energize you. Make the time for what is important to you, what motivates you, and what feeds your soul.
Say “No” to stress: Stress has a negative impact on the health of your mind, body, and soul and can severely complicate your life. Just relax, try to be flexible, and avoid stress as much as possible.
Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is critical in supporting your mind and has a direct effect on your body and soul. When you do not sleep enough, you get annoyed at every little thing and do not feel good about anything. This may, in turn, affect the people around you in a negative way. Try to get 7-8 hours of good, quality, restful sleep to feel fresh and healthy when you wake.
Exercise: Many people exercise to stay physically fit; little do they know that exercise has a lot of mental benefits as well. Make a habit of exercising regularly to keep both your mind and body fit.
Spend time with your loved ones: Spending time with your loved ones is food for the soul. You feel refreshed and happy when you get enough attention, love and time from your loved ones, and they can experience the same thing from you.