There’s no shortage of advice, out there, for how to simplify your life. Lists are everywhere. Like one I found this morning with 20 areas of your life you could make simpler.
And if you have 20 areas where you could simplify your life, you might need that list.
It also included “100 things to get rid of today to declutter your home.” I’m just guessing, of course, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out I have a bunch of those things. How ’bout you?
Anyway…the article mentioned how you could even simplify your meals. And when I read their suggestions, I thought about how they sounded like my batching tip from a few years back. Then, it talked about how you should declutter your home so it’s easier to manage. And I thought, “Whoa! I just did a whole UNversity class on decluttering. Are they reading my tips?”
One of the tips included in the article recommended being able to say no sometimes. And that reminded me of the story I shared about a friend who just basically couldn’t say no. It made her life so much more complicated.
And another tip in the article said “own less.” See if any of this rings a bell with you. Maybe you’ve accumulated so much stuff it’s starting to feel like it owns you. It takes so much of your time and focus. And you know you’ve got more important stuff to focus on and get done. So, you start to dread going into certain rooms. Or even going home. And that can affect you AND those you care about. So, consider a purge. I mean, c’mon. Do you really need it all?
I think maybe the most valuable tip for how to simply your life was about time. And I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how precious, and limited, it is. Right? Yeah, you sure don’t wanna let it slip through your fingers like sand or water. So, it’s a good idea to really think about how you spend your time. Do you add value to as much of your day as possible? Probably not. Because you’re probably like the rest of us who have plenty of room for improvement.
So, set up a better system.
A system to help you be more productive, less “busy,” and waste less time. Focus on that “say no” tip I shared earlier. And learn to prioritize. Because there really ARE some things more important than others. You know what they are.
Here’s a quote from Vincent van Gogh that I like “The great artist is the simplifier.”
Maybe you don’t do your work with paint and canvas. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use your skills and talents to create a business work of art. A business that can provide income and opportunities for you and your loved ones.
If you’d like to learn more about how to set up a system like that, get my free daily emails. Because you’ll see I truly do wanna help you build a better, income-producing business. And I’ve been helping business owners and entrepreneurs do that for a long time. But if you’d rather go it on your own, don’t waste time…even though your competitors would like you to.