A wise person once said “simplicity is the highest form of sophistication”, but they neglected to mention how to reach the point of leading a simple and manageable life. Happiness tends to be the end goal, but it’s rather difficult to reach it when you’re drowning in clutter and a demanding lifestyle. After an overwhelming amount of research, here are a few ideas to simplify your life – and even your business!
List Your Priorities
What is actually important to you? Write down your priorities to reach your daily, weekly, monthly and even annual goals by removing all of the unnecessary tasks. If it’s not important, it’s not a huge priority.
Slow Down. There’s Time
Life is short, but we still have 24 hours in a day. Slowing down allows you to take a step back and give equal attention to all of your tasks and priorities.
Focus on one task at a time and complete it before moving on to the next one.
Automate Your Payments
In this technology age, one should take advantage of the innovations designed to make life more efficient.
A great way to save your time is to automate any recurring payments you may have, but ensure you keep track of your expenses and transactions. Those extra minutes spent Internet banking can be used for another energy and time-consuming task.
Your Phone Has A Calendar. Make Use Of it
Avoid the stress of worrying about forgetting things by setting reminders on your phone, or putting the event or task in your calendar. This alleviates any pressure to remember all of the small details. If you forget, simply look at your calendar or wait for your alert.
Before You Multi-task, Pause and Think
Switching back and forth between tasks requires your brain to refocus each time. To figure out if multi-tasking saves you time personally, make a list of your strengths and weaknesses. After that, ask yourself if you’re more productive switching between tasks, or focusing on completing one task at a time.
Take A Moment For Yourself
How often do you actually sit back and breathe to clear your mind and relax? Giving yourself time to relax makes managing your energy and day simpler. Reflecting on what is happening in your life and around you gives you the chance to find the gaps to prioritise yourself, as well as your goals.
There are so many more ways you can simplify your life and slow down. The best methods are subjective and are all worth trial and error to find the perfect one for you.
Don’t forget to breathe.