While it was clear from our last blog post that there are huge benefits to simplifying your life, it’s not always easy to get started. That’s why in this blog post we’re giving you three different ways to start creating more simplicity. Which one you choose is up to you, but it might be worth considering which area is causing you most stress and starting there.
1. Simplifying Decisions
Many mums and mumpreneurs struggle to say no because we’re too busy trying to please everyone. That leaves us agreeing to too many things and feeling overwhelmed. We can also find ourselves agonising over decisions. Some of the time we tell ourselves it’s because we don’t know what would be best but I’m willing to bet there are times when we know the answer but we just don’t want to admit it!
Take some time to sit down and think about what it is you really want in the future and what is most important to you. Think about what your core values are and try and reduce them to a list of between five and ten. These should be ones that really motivate you and provoke an emotion response, rather than the one’s society has taught you that you should have!
Whenever you need to make a decision, ask yourself if it will move you closer to what you really want and whether it serves your values. If not, it’s a no. Suddenly decision making is hugely simplified!
2. A Tidy Space Is A Tidy Mind!
A cluttered space can make our thoughts feel incredibly cluttered too. It also tends to slow us down as we spend more time looking for things. But if you’re looking to create more simplicity, you need to do a bit more than just tidy up. Instead think of it as decluttering – less is more!
Which space you choose is up to you. Perhaps you might like to start with the room in the house where you spend most of your time. If you struggle with sleep, then maybe making a little simplified sanctuary in your bedroom will help. Whereas, if you’re a mumpreneur and are feeling stressed about your work, it might help to tackle your desk or office.
Focus on one small area such as a drawer or cupboard and aim to reduce the amount of contents – it gets easier the more you do it, we promise!
3. Digital Organisation
While it’s easy to see the clutter that surrounds us, our digital clutter is not in your face quite as much! However, disorganised files, photos and emails can not only consume your computer, but your brain too.
Let’s face it, we’ve all had too many occasions where we’ve spent hours hunting for a file we know we saved but can’t for the life of us remember what we called it.
Again, choose where you start. It might be that you decide to tackle your photos and delete the ones that you don’t want. The download folder can be a particularly good place to start if you’re a mumpreneur – move the files you want to keep to relevant folders and delete the rest. Maybe, you take an alphabetical approach and choose to focus on files beginning with ‘A’ one day, and ‘B’ another, only keeping those you will use again.
Wherever you choose to start, making your digital files tidy and simple to find, will save you hours in the long run!
What area of your life would you like to simplify? Let me know in the comments or get in touch if you would like more support in discovering some simplicity in your life.
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