How can I make my life simpler?

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, but I love this list of suggestions:

  • Ask for help
  • Carry less stuff in your pockets
  • Clean out your house, purge your belongings of anything you haven’t used in five years
  • Eliminate clutter on you desk
  • Eliminate time wasting activities
  • Eliminate two things for every new thing you acquire
  • Hire some help, housekeeper, gardener, etc.
  • Know your limitations
  • Learn to identify and toss junk mail before it even gets to your desk
  • Learn to say no
  • Let go of perfectionism
  • Let go of the past
  • Live frugally, want less
  • Limit time you spend on any given activity (TV, media, Internet)
  • Move closer to work
  • Sever unhealthy relationships
  • Simplify your financial life and consolidate debt
  • Simplify your online life
  • Tell the truth
  • Turn off your cell phone [and anything else with a screen]
To expand on the “simplify your financial life” tip, I’d suggest taking a look at everything you spend in a month (you’re tracking your expenses, right? A topic for another post). Find things to eliminate: cable and netflix bills, ATM fees, the daily cup of coffee.  Be steadfast but realistic.

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