7 Tips to Simplify Your Life
by Barbara Myers
1. De-clutter. Begin by grabbing an empty shopping bag. Walk
around your home. Fill the bag with anything you don't use or
love. Place the bag in your car and drop it off at a charitable
organization. Repeat weekly.
Control your time. Reduce obligations.
Learn to say no more often. Even one fewer activity per week can
allow you some down time.
Do without. Stop impulse purchases.
Each item you buy costs more than the purchase price. Consider
upkeep costs in both time and dollars.
Pare down. Do you really need six
spatulas or 30 pairs of shoes?
Have a weekly "no noise" day. Turn off
the TV and radio. Tune in to nature and your family.
Make a list. Split your current
activities and tasks into two columns: things I enjoy and things I
don't enjoy. How can your reduce the second column and increase
Organize everything. What takes up too
much of your time? Simplify your routines, paperwork, wardrobe and
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