Exactly what is simple living?
There is really no single definition of “Simple living.” Everyone will have a different concept of what simple living is based on their values and the type of life they want to create.
Therefore, you decide what you want for yourself, home, family, career, and life.
However, the overall concept is to own less, do less, and slow down.
While I am not interested in a simple living lifestyle myself, there are 10 simple living ideas that I like and believe anyone can easily adopt.
Try some today!
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1. Make a To-Do list
This is perfect for people who wish to be more intentional with their lives instead of it running on autopilot.
Write out a to-do list the night before, in the morning, or you can write out a to-do list for the week.
Having a to-do list is a great way to help you stay more focused not only with your goals, but with your life
2. Automate Bills
I have very few bills that are automatically paid directly out of my checking account and it makes life so much simpler. Soon, I hope to have ALL of my bills, including my subscriptions and social media posts, automated.
Personally, I don’t want to stop to go to my computer to pay 10 different bills…on 10 different days …and block out 10 different times.
So, if you can automate your bills, I say do it!
3. Stop Multitasking
I love this one!
I no longer can multi-task because these days, I just feel like I can’t get anything done when I do.
So now, I only focus on one task at a time. When I complete that task, then I move onto the next.
4. Sort Mail immediately
To prevent forgetting to pay a bill, misplacing an important letter, or letting the mail pile up, sort out your mail immediately when it arrives and preferably, do it over a garbage can.
Whatever mail you don’t need, trash it!
5. Stop Holding Grudges
This is a biggie.
The longest grudge I held was for 12 years and that was against my two sisters! I am here to tell you that holding a grudge is draining.
Just let go of grudges and watch, you will be much happier and feel so much lighter when you do.
6. De-Clutter Your Home
I’m sure there are furniture, home décor, or a junk drawer that could use some de-cluttering.
Therefore, de-clutter your home and get rid of the unnecessary stuff you no longer want, use, or need.
Have a garage sale, donate, or sell items online. Once you de-clutter your home, you will have so much more space and will feel freer!
7. Start a capsule wardrobe
I know you have clothes you don’t wear, so why hold onto them?
I personally am not into trendy clothes and a capsule wardrobe is starting to be more of my style. Plus, having a capsule wardrobe will save you loads of time in the morning as you get ready to start your day.
Why waste time trying to figure out what to wear?
That’s why Steve Jobs wore the same thing every day. A black mock turtle neck, blue jeans, and New Balance sneakers.
He had more important things to focus his time and energy on.
8. Delegate Household Chores/Workflow
Household chores and work related tasks can take up a lot of time.
To help simplify your life AND save you time, delegate household chores like doing the dishes, sweeping, and vacuuming to your kids, spouse, or roommates.
Likewise, outsource office work tasks like answering emails, creating social media posts, editing videos, or writing blog posts to virtual assistants or interns.
9. Meal Planning
My breakfast and lunch are usually pretty simple and streamlined, but dinner…I plan that out the night before for myself and my dog.
That way, I know exactly what I will be having for dinner when it’s time to start cooking at 5:00 PM or 5:30 PM.
To simplify your meals, try meal planning.
10. Have a Morning and Night Routine
Morning routines are a great way to help start your day feeling relaxed and not rushed, and night routines can help you to unwind and calm your mind before bed.
You can even create a DIY self-care nighttime kit just for you!
Practicing self-care every day is a great way to protect your mental health. Therefore, create a morning and a night routine and be sure to keep it simple.
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