How to live a simpler life
The feeling of peace and calm usually coexists with a simple routine, being well organised and living a minimalistic existence.
However for many of us this is not easy to come by. Leading hectic lifestyles means although we may strive for a simpler life, it is usually – and frustratingly – well out of reach.
So to make things a little bit easier, we have some tips for you to follow:
Accumulating too much stuff is guaranteed to make you feel stressed – especially when it’s early in the morning and you can’t find your keys. If your kitchen drawers are overflowing with junk and you can barely close your wardrobe doors, consider de-cluttering as soon as possible. A clear space means a clear mind.
It can be very tempting – and easy – to fill your calendar with social dates, family outings, shopping trips, school events etc., but doing so will mean you’ll be in a frantic rush day after day. Taking time out to relax, reflect and be at one with yourself will help you make the most of precious moments in life.
Many of us will be constantly multitasking – juggling several tasks at once in an attempt to improve our efficiency and productivity. Ironically however, multitasking tends to have the opposite effect. It slows you down, increases your chances of making mistakes and can also harm your health. Try putting your efforts into one thing at a time and you will see your stress levels fall.
Prioritise the important things
Keep your spirits high through the rush and the chaos by focusing on what really matters to you. If you enjoy reading, try to schedule some time during the week to go to the library and sit in a quiet corner by yourself for a while. If you like being pampered, book in a massage or reflexology session for optimum relaxation and stress-relief. It is these little things that will help to lift your spirits and make life easier.
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