How to Simplify Your Life Right Now

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If your life feels too cluttered or complicated, then there are some very basic but very important steps that you can take today in order to make it simpler. Don't wait to start living your life in the way that you want to live it. Getting rid of stress and making some space to breathe is very important to your mental and physical well-being. Here are 4 sure-fire strategies that, if you seriously undertake them and stick to them, can help you simplify your life:

1) Get rid of material clutter 


If your life feels cluttered, then it might have to do with all of the excess stuff that you have lying around -- stuff that you don't need and that you never actually use. Take a day or two to do a big clean up. Tidying up your workspace can help you feel more productive. Donating clothes that you don't wear can give you a much easier time when getting ready in the morning and trying to decide on an outfit. The fewer material things you have to worry about, the more mental energy you will have left over to devote to other, more important areas of your life.

2) Get rid of emotional clutter 


If certain people or situations in your life are bringing you down, then try to distance yourself from them. This doesn't mean that you have to end your relationships with such people entirely, but you need to make a conscious effort to stay out of their drama and gossip. However, if someone in your life seems to have made it their mission to belittle you and make you miserable, then it definitely is time to say goodbye to that person for good. It may hurt at first, but you'll be happier for it in the long run.


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3) Start working out 

You may find it difficult to start and stick to a workout routine, but, once you do, you'll find that it will bring a good deal of balance and simplicity to your life. Once it is firmly in your schedule, then you'll have something to plan and structure your days around. Plus, becoming fitter and healthier will give you the drive and energy that you need to accomplish your tasks, as well as an all-around better outlook that will help you deal with the stresses of day-to-day life.

4) Stop living online 


Too many people in today's world are complicating their lives simply by spending way too much time on the computer. The endless distractions available online can steal away all of your time before you even look up and realize that you are now running late for something, or that you need to hastily finish up a school or work assignment. Make a conscious effort to stop yourself and step away from the computer whenever you find yourself aimlessly browsing around, clicking on whatever link happens to catch your interest next. There is probably always something better that you could be doing.

Start making these changes today and you'll be surprised by how quickly your life can change from stressful to simple. It may seem difficult at first, but it won't take long before your efforts pay off and you start seeing the results that you've been looking for.

 

About the author: Sonny Choun is part of our Marketing Team here at Pivot Insurance. He enjoys playing outdoor sports, bowling with friends, and spending time with family. His talent and expertise are a reflection of the Pivot culture. He believes life insurance is an essential part of a family's financial security. Sonny can be contacted at 1-800-651-1953 or schoun@pivot.com.

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