Ways to Enjoy an Easier Life
Life is full of Catch 22’s, and none is more frustrating than the topic of making life easier. Just think about it for a second. We all want life to be that little bit easier, but the process of making life easier is about as complex as it comes, which makes making life easier actually quite hard. Does that make sense?
The good news is, we are here. Or, more specifically, we are here with a list of simple ways you can simplify your day-to-day life (yes, you read that right; we said simplify). So, without complicating the preamble anymore than we already have, here are our absolute top tips:
Write Down Everything
The greatest invention in the history of humankind is the written word, so stop neglecting it. Instead, sit down every Sunday evening and write down all your tasks and responsibilities and little things you need to get done in the next seven days and stick to it. Most brains are messy, which makes organising your life hard if that is your only source of reference.
Clean As You Go
This is one of those age-old pieces of advice that everyone remembers their mom saying to them as they grew up. But did you listen? Of course not. However, by cleaning up as you go, you will save yourself an infinity of time. Wash the dishes as you cook, ask your children to put their toys away when they’re done and declutter rooms as you walk around the house.
Know Your Weaknesses
No one is perfect. No one. Not even Beyonce. So, take the time to know your weaknesses and then counter-balance them. If it takes you an hour to decide what to wear in the mornings, then pick your outfit the night before. If your vision is bad but you hate wearing contacts, then get a phone that is easy to read. If you can never decide what to choose from a menu, then think about what you want before you look. Whatever your tiny battles, deal with them.
Turn Your Phone Off
This is becoming more and more of a problem. It’s even got to the extent where smartphones are making life harder rather than easier. Yes, they can quickly tell you what the weather is doing, but they can also eat up two and a half hours of your day (on average), which can stress you out. As such, try and take on the 50-minute challenge whereby you don’t touch your phone for the first and last fifty minutes of each day. You’ll get a better night’s sleep and start the day better.
Positive Meal Planning
Nothing is worse than going to a grocery store without a) a plan and b) not knowing what is in your fridge. It leaves us stressed. So, to prevent this common occurrence from happening, make a plan of what you have at home and what meals you are going to cook this week and then head in to the store. You will the ideal budget to save yourself time, stress and money (which will save you more stress). It’s so simple.