How would you simplify your life?

United States
May 15, 2008 2:17pm CST
I have been thinking about this all day long. I want to simplify my life and I am trying to think where to start. What would you do if you were asked this question. What is the first thing you would do to simplify your life. I am hoping through your answers I will get my answers figured out.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
15 May 08
I am trying to that, first by getting rid of all the clutter in my house. Cleaning out closets and getting rid of junk that's been around forever. I think too much clutter causes stress. Then next, I need to get my priorities in order, do what needs to be done the most, and let the small stuff go, or delegate it to someone else! We all have such busy lives; we need to stop and think about what is important to us and what is not so important!
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• United States
15 May 08
That is exactly what I want to do. I am having a really hard time getting it started. I cannot get my priorities in order . If you have any suggestions, I am very open to help. Thanks for your post.
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
15 May 08
That question really has me thinking. I think everything is so fast paced. If we would just slow down a little and let things happen. Have everything in our homes organized and be ready for changes in plans. That is what throws me the most is having to change plans. For me, I would need to slow down and quit thinking so much, just enjoy the moment.
• United States
15 May 08
I have read quite a bit about enjoying the moment. To only concentrate on that moment while it is happening. It really seems the way to de-stress, so to speak. I am going to try to work on that. As far as being organized, I have a lot to learn on that one. Thanks for the post.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
15 May 08
I would take a look at what I do for me and what I do for others. Sometimes our lives get complicated because too many people depend on us for too many things. If this is the case you may be able to lighten your load by letting them fend for themselves if they can. Do you have too many commitments? Can some of those be cut out. Are you organized? I try to combine trips and chores whenever I can. Hope this helps.
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• United States
15 May 08
I am not as organized as I want to be. I would love to have someone to help me through this organizational procedure. I try to keep a notebook to keep my daily to do list on but I still feel I am far away from being organized. Thanks for your post.
• Canada
15 May 08
I can't really think of any ways that I would simplify my already simple life now. I have what I want and what I need, and I make it a point to live inexpensively, and not to try to "keep up with the jones." I think I am doing pretty good. Good luck to you.
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• United States
15 May 08
I am glad you are doing so good. I am a very frugal person and live very inexpensively also. Thanks for your post.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
17 May 08
My hubby and I have been asking ourselves that very same question, and this is what we have come up with after weeks of contemplation. Firstly, we live in a huge house and there is just the two of us now so we don't need the space anymore. We have decided to downsize and get a smaller house. That means selling a lot of our furniture, getting rid of things round the house that we don't need or use, and clothes that haven't been worn for years and never will! De-clutter is the word I'm looking for. It frees up your mind to concentrate on things that really matter. It's a great feeling. By de-cluttering our lives, we are simplifying our lives. Good luck, hope this helps.
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
16 May 08
In my opinion to simplify your life is to manage them and not to be manage by them.You must have a target and bouild your way to this target as you wish.Hope it help a little.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
16 May 08
Cut up all your credit cards but one. Reduce your 'out of home' activities. Plant a garden and make it your summer project every year. Set aside regualar 'me' time and regular 'us' time. Don't be so available to everyone who asks - that's a hard one, but in the end, the best one for everyone - makes others more self-reliant and takes a tremendous amount of stress off of you.