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How to Get Started Simplifying Your Life

Living a simpler lifestyle can be a great way to find happiness and contentment, as it allows us to focus on what truly matters most in our lives. By following the simple living tips below, we can free up more time for ourselves and discover who we are without needing anything external from other sources around us.

Declutter your home and life

Decluttering will help you unlock the potential of your home, allowing it to support rather than distract from your goals. Get rid of things you don’t need or use anymore, setting aside items that bring joy or can serve others in need. The feeling of clearing out the clutter will be liberating – freeing you up to focus on the things that matter most.

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Re-evaluate your commitments

When it comes to choosing what’s important in your life, it pays to ask yourself some tough questions: Should I really be involved in that project if I’m not interested in the cause? Do I really need to sign up for six classes this semester?

Following this re-evaluation process helps you figure out what matters most – and what can be jettisoned from your day-to-day life with minimal guilt. 

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Set financial goals and create a budget

Start by writing down all sources of income and all necessary expenses. Then identify areas where you can cut back – such as eating out or ordering takeout more than usual – so you can save more money each month. Budgeting doesn’t have to be boring; on the contrary, creating your own roadmap for financial minimalism can provide a sense of accomplishment and peace of mind.

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Make conscious decisions

This is a vital move in order to get your life streamlined and reduce stress. No matter how small or large the situation is, being mindful of what impacts it would have on your lifestyle is extremely important and can help you make smarter decisions rather than regretting them later on.

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Spend time with yourself

Set aside some time every day to spend alone – doing whatever brings you peace or joy. It could be reading a book on your porch or meditating in nature – whatever takes you away from the chaos of the world and allows you to reconnect with yourself. If you can do this consistently, you might even experience the wonder of living more simply.

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Practice mindfulness and be present in the moment

It can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to appreciate the little things. But if you take a step back and really focus on the here and now, you’ll find that living a simple life is actually quite beautiful. 

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Get off social media

Social media has become such an integral part of our lives that it can seem daunting to try to give it up, but if you can manage it, the rewards are immensely worth it.


Reduce your to do list

One simple action to start living simply is to reduce your to do list. Consider taking the time now to clear out a few of those items – prioritising tasks, delegating when you can, or even canceling some of the activities on your plate if feasible. In immediately lightening this load, you’ll find a positive impact on your mental state, as well as your ability to focus on other life essentials.

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Get enough sleep

Get plenty of sleep by sticking to a schedule and avoiding late nights out, or overworking yourself during the day. When it comes to your overall level of happiness, getting enough quality sleep is essential.

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I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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