Our world is too complex to make things more complicated. Living a complicated life in a complex world can be energy-sapping and frustrating. Most often, the reason for our unhappiness is a complicated life. We’ve got too much in our heads, on our desks and on our hands. Not living a simplified life will cost you your time, money and even your peace and sanity.
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Whether you’re aware of it or not, there are several irrelevant things that take up relevant space in your office, home and your life in general. I’ve lived a simplified life and I can tell you how truly amazing it is. In this article, I’m going to be sharing five ways to simplify your life.
Declutter Your Surroundings
Your surroundings determine how you feel physically and psychologically. There are times when you find yourself looking for lost possessions due to uncluttered surroundings, such as a jam-packed closet, a messy desk full of disarranged files and paperwork etc. With this kind of unkempt and disarranged atmosphere, you tend to grow weary and tired looking for things you ought not to have been looking for if you had kept them properly. To start with, declutter your surroundings. Do away with unimportant clothes in your closet and dispose of useless papers in the trash can.
Do Away With Bad Mental Habits
Bad mental habits are burdensome to the mind, soul and body. Mental habits such as feelings of regrets, fears, superstitious beliefs, and other limiting beliefs can take away your mental strength, blur your vision, and even take a toll on your health. Declutter toxic thoughts just as you delete virus-infected files from computer memory and replace them with positive thoughts. This is usually a deliberate effort and practice. You can start first by forgiving yourself, reflecting in the present and thinking about how best to live in the now.
Cut Out Toxic People
One of the ways to simplify your life is to cut off toxic people who feel your mind with negative thoughts. There are times in your life when friends and family dominate your time with bad news, negative superstitious beliefs, and other complicated conversations. It’s in your power to cut off such people by replacing them with people that boost your self-esteem and faith.
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Take Charge Of Your Finance
Complicated life is often caused by unplanned expenses and other financial miscalculations. Having a budget built around a scale of preference can save you a whole lot of stress. Also, having financial goals can help you check unchecked spending and simplify your life.
Take Charge of Your Time
You only have 24 hours in a day and you can determine how it’s spent. Time is your most valuable resource, you can choose either to use it productively by doing what boost your finance and personal development or unproductively by engaging in frivolities. Writing a to-do list for each day and allotting time for each can be one of the best ways to simplify your life.
Simplifying your life is all about subtracting things and people that, having weighed all options, you consider useless to your mental, physical and psychological wellbeing. It can be collecting several junky clothes from your closet and disposing of them, giving away old books or donating them to the city library or selling off old possession that are taking up spaces. The aim is to free up spaces, creating room for fresh air, clarity and energy.
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This article was first published on 11th September 2021
Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.
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