“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Making life simpler is one of the preconditions for living a peaceful life. We all want to work less and enjoy life more. But not all times this dream turns into reality in our lives. We work hard and spend long hours at jobs we don’t like or don’t bring us satisfaction, and at one stage, we’re stressed and broke.
Most of the time, our lives are complicated only because we choose to make it so. For instance, when we get a laptop, suddenly everywhere is the office. With smart phones or tablet, we do the same. These gadgets then become more complicated than necessary.
In our lives, simplicity is important. Living a simpler life can be a great way to reduce your stress and to relax. You can get numerous benefits if you live a simpler life. You’ll have more time to stay with your friends and family. You’ll have more time to spend on your favorite hobby. Most of all, there will be more joy and happiness in your life.
You can make your life simpler and more enjoyable by reprioritizing your life, adjusting your schedule, or changing your physical environment. Here are 10 simple things you can do to make your life simpler and more enjoyable. At least, it works for me. How about you?
- Identify what’s important, and eliminate the rest — Days will fill up with time-wasting activities if you aren’t careful. An important thing you need to remember that being productive isn’t just about getting things done—it’s also about leaving things undone. The efficiency and simplicity of your days depends strongly on the elimination of non-essential tasks. So you must take time to identify what’s most important to you, and then eliminate as much as you possibly can of everything else.
- Declutter your living space — The less things you have the less complicated your life will be. We create our own world around us and fill it with items. Things become old and useless with time. Survey your surroundings and get organized. Sort your items in three categories—keep, donate, and throw away. Keep the things that you really need, and throw away or give away old stuff you no longer need. Give yourself some extra breathing room. The more you clear from your living space, the lighter you feel.