If you are at a point in your life where you are frustrated and wanting to find simplicity, this blog post can help you. In this post, you will be provided with 20 ways to help you streamline your life for simplicity.
The tips and ideas in this blog post can help you move forward with a more simplified life.
Benefits of Streamlining Your Life
There are several benefits to simplifying your life. I believe the most important benefit of simplifying your life is stress reduction. Less stress can lead to a more healthy and happy life. Simplifying your life can help you accomplish more of what you are wanting to accomplish, in a simple method. Having simplicity is increasingly important, with all of the technology and data we are exposed to on a daily basis.
How to Streamline Your Life
Below are my top 20 ways to streamline and simplify your life. Each of these simplicity tips can help you simplify different areas of your life. Implement these tips into your daily routine and watch your weeks, months and years become more simplified.
1. Plan Your Day the Night Prior
Planning your day out the night prior is a great way to simplify. If you head over to my free printables section, I have a free printable for mastering tomorrow when you plan tonight. This printable can help you be prepared for your day in advance. With advanced planning you will start your day out easier and more simplified then you would have if you didn’t plan in advance.
2. Have a Morning Routine
A morning routine provides structure to the start of the day. The start of your day sets the tone for the rest of your day. In my blog post, 5 Step Morning Routine That Will Change Your Life, I provide you with a great routine to start your morning off right. With the right structure in your day you can have a more simplified day, which can then turn into a more simplified week and so on.
3. Set Monthly Goals
Setting monthly goals is essential for moving forward with the life you want to live. When you set monthly goals and work towards achieving your goals, you are making positive progress. My blog post, Goal Setting: How to Achieve Your Goals is a great article to help you move forward and get the results you want to get. Stop wasting time, simplify and go after your goals.
4. Read Positive Affirmations Daily
A positive mind provides you with a positive life. Reading positive affirmations on a daily basis can help you simplify your life and focus on what you want. Keep your thoughts positive and your life can be positive.
Meditation is a wonderful way to slow down and simplify your life. Meditating brings your mind into the present moment. The present moment isn’t complicated or stressful. Therefore, meditating can help you slow down and simplify your mind, and that can lead you towards a more simplified life.
6. Buy Less Stuff
Less is more and therefore less stuff creates a more simplified life. Too much stuff creates clutter and takes up too much space in your life. Make a habit of only buying what you need and use. My blog post, 15 Simple Clutter-Clearing Tips, can help you reduce stress and simplify your home and life.
7. Get Outside More
Getting outside is very beneficial for simplifying your life. Being in nature has a calming effect on our bodies and helps us to be in the present moment. Nature offers us the opportunity to take a break from work or anything else that might make us overwhelmed.
8. Declutter and Get Organized
Decluttering and organizing are very important factors in living a simplified life. When you organize your life, you will no longer have the burden of having too much stuff. Also, when you get organized you will be able to know where all of your items are, with ease. My blog post, 5 Simple Steps for Decluttering and Organizing Anything, can help you get started down the path of decluttering and organizing.
9. Focus on What You Want, Ignore the Rest
There is so much noise in the world that can be distracting, when it comes to trying to live a simple life. What I mean by noise is information that is thrown at you daily. There are advertisements, social media, scams and other things that can distract you from you purpose. Try to focus on what you want and ignore or set boundaries for everything that isn’t helping you to live a simplified life.
10. Drink Water; Ditch Sugar Drinks
It is important to drink water daily to keep focused and stay hydrated. Drinks with sugar impact your body in a negative way and therefore should be limited or removed from your routine. Drinking water is very beneficial for your body, and you need your to body to be able to function it’s best to live a simple life.
11. Implement the 50/30/20
The 50/30/20 rule is a set of easy guidelines for how to plan your budget. Using these guidelines, you allocate your monthly after-tax income to the three categories: 50% to “needs,” 30% to “wants,” and 20% to your “financial goals.” Your percentages might need to be adjusted based on your personal circumstances and goals. When you apply the 50/30/20 rule to your life, you will have a simple method to manage your finances and your future.
12. Eat Simple Meals
With all of the alluring Instagram and Pinterest images of beautiful food, it can be intimidating. You don’t have to have an elaborate meal to live a great, simplified life. The more simple you keep you meals, the easier it is on you and your wallet. My blog post, Plan Your Weekly Meals, is a great resource to help you simplify your meals and plan them in advance.
If your email is overloaded, it’s time to unsubscribe from those unnecessary subscriptions. Going through emails that aren’t relevant to your goals of living simplified are wasting your time. Take 15 minutes and unsubscribe from the irrelevant subscriptions and you are one step closer to living a more simplified life.
14. Plan Your Physical Exercise
Physical exercise is necessary in order to be your best self. Scheduling your exercise in your day can help you to commit to yourself every day. Also, scheduling your exercise allows you to simplify your day in advance. You know exactly when you are committing to yourself and your overall health.
15. Protect Your Mental Health
Your mental health is important in order for you to have a simplified life. There are some simple actions you can implement to help you protect your mental health. A few of the simple actions you can implement are the following: setting boundaries, finding a coping mechanism and asking for help when you need it.
16. Simplify Your Cleaning Products
You don’t need a ton of cleaning products in order to keep your home clean. You can simplify your cleaning products into a few key items, and you will save money and space. The blog, Raising Simple, has a great article to help you get your cleaning products simplified.
17. Read Daily
Reading daily can help you simplify your life. The reason reading daily can simplify your life is because reading is a simple act, itself. In addition, you are learning more when you read, in a simplified manner. Reading is a great option, in comparison to watching television or being on your phone.
18. Keep Your Car Clean and Organized
You life can be simplified when you keep your car clean and organized. Organizing and cleaning your car keeps your car space decluttered and saves you time. Keeping your car clean simplifies your life because you don’t always have to keep searching for items in your car.
19. Have a Small Wardrobe
Having a small wardrobe, otherwise known as a capsule wardrobe, can be helpful in simplifying your life. Less is definitely more when it comes to your wardrobe. A simplified wardrobe, with more universal pieces, can give you more options while saving space and money.
20. Stop Comparing Your Life to Others
It is easy to look at others and compare, but it’s not beneficial for your life. Comparing yourself to another person doesn’t make your life easier at all. Instead, comparing yourself to another individual places a burden on your mind. If you want to live a simple life, you need to stop looking at others for comparison. You can look at others as a form of inspiration, and that can make positive influence on your life.
Life can feel complicated and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. The 20 tips mentioned in this blog post can help you make progress and achieve a more simplified life. I recommend slowly implementing these tips into your life, in order to get the best results.