How do we Simplify our Life in a way that we don’t feel overwhelme, in a society base on consumption, bad spending habits, running left and right…Let’s take a moment to reflect and ask: “where am at today, where i want to be tomorrow and what is important for me?”.
Based on your own journey, how do we start decluttering our Life with all those excess and return to the basic, that is to Enjoy Life in a meaningful way, have time for yourself,your family and your friends.Not to be affraid to take the necessary steps to achieve those actions. See what are the best ways to Simplify your Life for the better!
1. Your stuffs (materials)
We have so much materials around us ,it is just too much to deal with and do we have time to use them all. The only thing they do ,is drain our bank account. We lose the value that we have for real things in our Life. We need to take the time, to declutter our house, our finances and our Life in general.Did you ever look around for a minute and see all the stuffs that we have, it is crazy … 2-3 tv’s, 2 cars, sometime 2 fridges, cellphones,ipads,smartwatch and more… How to go around it?
What i could do, it’s just help peoples realise what should be important to them in this time, we all have something to work on and if we take the necessary steps, it is achievable.
2. Your Calendar
We could talk all day long about this topic, How do we schedule our day?
When you think about it, there is no perfect answer. We just keep running after time so we know we are abble to do all the interesting things that we have to do first and after what we love to do after. It should be the other way around, we should focus first on what we love to do, in the morning before going to work, we should have quality time with the kids but ohhh boy it is not easy. Kids a tired, we are tired in the morning because our schedule is to full.
We should clean our Calendar with all the tasks that we want to do in a day and decide what is important because at the end, it will drain us to the point we will lose more than anticipated. We are like those F1 cars, we have to perform like one but are we prepare like a F1 type driver maybe.
Take a look at your calendar and see what could be eliminated. Try to focus on yourself first to have all the energy necessary to provide Time to your family and friends.
3. What are the Goals
Why not reducing the numbers of goals that we want to achieve all at once.Remember those dreams that you had at January 1: “I will do this and i will do that !”. Why not focus on only one or two goals at most at a time.
It is easier for our brain to focus on one or two tasks than to focus on 5-6 things all at the same time and at the end, we all feel… We didn’t do much and we are way behind than expected! We should try choosing a goal that is faisable in a way that we have the best chances to make it happen with all the tools and ressources available.
Should we insvest more time on our education, take longer vacations with the kids, go around the world on a trip, changing country for a new job and more… Who knows, we sometime put so much pressure on us that we forget who we are in the process ,why not involve our immediate family in the game of simplification because at the end we all will be beneficial of those changes.
4. Debt Elimination
Do you feel Debt is taking to much place in your life? Trust me, you are not alone and we have to find a way to eliminate the debt or to lower it to a strick minimum.
Our society is focus on spending and owning now , we are not use to wait for something that we want. We have access to credit in a snap, we just ask and we get it ,the contraire is also true, when you don’t pay or your late on your payment, we pay the big price.
It is easy to say, we have to eliminate our debt but how to do it? Here is one trick that should help you make it happen.
Start by paying the smallest debt first, once this is done, the actual amount you were paying for this debt will be added to the amount of your second debt and you will do this with all your debt until you reach the last debt that is the Big one and it will be paid in no time (Try to read to read it more than once to understand my point).That’s what we call “The Snow Ball Effect”, don’t be discourage it will be slow at first but once it start, you better be ready to see all your debt vanish.
All of this because of your own efforts and dedication.
5. Your Health
This is a interesting topic and we should take the time to think about it for a moment.
The biggest issue today is ,we don’t eat the right type of food for our body. We do have access to all type of foods and mostly what is the cheapest of them all to eat? It is of course ” Fast Food”, you could go to any fast food place and eat for under 10$ and in no time. Let me say it again ,in no time! Since we don’t have much time , we go eat to those locations and in under 15min , we are out and if we take the time to eat when possible, we try to go to a 10-20$ restaurants but again not always the case.
Should we go more often to the gym? Of course we do but again we don’t always have the time. When we decide to buy this 1000$ machine, we will use it for a couple of months and after we do forget that it was even there. At that point it is better to sell it and the proceed could be put aside to purchase more healthy snacks/foods,doing Yoga at home, go for a 30min walk in your area if possible.
We just need to take time, to see what could be modify in our eating habits, if our budget is not great for food, try to have a small gardern to have your own vegetables or subscribe to a small locations where you could grow your own vegetables and see if the cost is right for you. Just need to test and see, if this is a good option or not for you.
Do what is best for you and your family and don’t listen to others telling you the contraire.
There is so much focus on our beloved gadgets that we forgot who we are. It is sad to see ,we spend so much time on our devices and lose track of the reality around us.
We do get home and the first thing we do, we open the TV right away or we run to find a charger to make sure our phone will keep up overnight.We are consume by the gaming industry, sending us all of those commercials on our phones about the next best chess game, poker madness, soccer 5 stars and more…
Something i did notice that i don’t see any articles on is: We are using constantly those devices and electronics ,we have the tendency to forget : How to write!!! If we have to write a 500 words document manually (not typing on your keyboard), our hand will hurt since we don’t use the next best invention after going to mars, a pencil, we don’t use it!
How to go around it? When sitting at the restaurant, we should just turn it off for a instant and enjoy the moment instead of focusing on knowing what is the next news going about the next Hollywood gossips or a major brand going bankrupt because of a corruption case.
I don’t know if this article is more toward a rant or a clarification on how we are going day by day without realizing all the good things that we are missing and by simplifying our life we have the ability to make it work. Let’s do one step at a time, it is not a race but more a question of finding our true value in this world ,sometime it is not always about sunshine and rainbow but we have the ability to make it fun for us and our family.
You will see in my article a lot of the word “WE” and this is for a reason, we are all on the same journey that is to be Happy.
Let’s go get it.
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