Simplicity is such an easy thing to say but very hard to accomplish. Life always gets in the way, and organizing and simplifying go out the window. However, if you can actually spend a little time streamlining your life, you will find that things just flow a lot better. It will help reduce stress and can actually help you build a better sense of well-being. Simplicity, minimalism are words that seem to go hand in hand with Feng Shui, and that is a well-documented way to enhance your mental well-being. So, it makes sense to work out ways to streamline your life.
If you are going to be streamlining your life then you need to start with the physical mess. Decluttering and making more space is such a great way to start clearing your mind. If you get a box and go room by room, you can fill it with all the rubbish, broken things, things that you know will never be fixed, old clothes, magazines, etc. If you don’t have much time, then start the decluttering process by starting with ten minutes a day. A few items a day will turn into a lot of times, and the more space you make the better you will feel.
If you haven’t done so already, try to get all your bills and correspondence done by email. How often do you have bills piling up and making the place look untidy? Probably a lot. Having things online is so much more manageable too, You can see how your accounts are doing without wondering did I pay that bill. Not only that, but by going paperless, you will be doing your part for the green agenda. You can also go plastic-free too with the advent of virtual credit cards, which is a great way to streamline payments.
Every house has many tasks to complete. So it may make sense for you to make a rota. This is especially helpful if there is more than one of you living in a house. If everyone plays their part, then the house will run smoother.
Create a System for Tasks
Sometimes we all do things in a inefficient way. However, once you have a great system working out for a regular task, stick to it. Saving time by doing things efficiently is a great way to give yourself a breather and also ensure things get done at the same time.
If you want an easier, more streamlined life, then you need to start saying no to things. You can’t always run around after people and leave yourself ragged. By setting healthy boundaries, you put yourself first and prioritize your time and your family’s time. It also makes sense to set limits and free-time zones away from your phones or any other device. It is amazing how much more you can get done when you don’t have that kind of distraction going off every five minutes. If you want to relax, find time for you, and even increase your self-confidence, setting boundaries is a must.