With the hustle and bustle of each day, our schedules seem to get crazier by the minute. Do this, be there, meet them, pick up that… It seems like we’re on a perpetual merry-go-round that goes faster and faster the more we try to slow it down. When did life get so busy and complicated?
And just as we appear to have it all together, the side effects of this overloaded lifestyle creep in: headaches, muscle tension, chest pains, fatigue, stomach upsets and sleep problems. Who has time to slow down because of a headache or upset stomach? It’s time to simplify. Not tomorrow, not next week. It’s time to simplify, now.
Mr. Appliance® wants you to maintain your lifestyle in a more manageable and simplified way. So in honor of National Simplify Your Life Week, here are 5 tips to help you simplify your life.
Just Say No
With time demands coming at you from every direction, you have to allow time for yourself. Try saying no to requests and obligations that aren’t really necessary. This will allow some free time for you to relax.
Slow Cook It
Who has time to stand in the kitchen for an hour or two preparing dinner every night? It’s time to pull out the slow cooker and start using it. Get everything together in the morning and just leave it. It doesn’t get much easier than that! To get you started here’s a link to a great collection of slow cooker recipes from the Food Network.
Did you know that physical activity increases your energy, improves your mood and helps you sleep better? Try to allow for 30 minutes of exercise each day and see if you notice a positive change.
One of the easiest ways to simply is to get organized. And guess what? There’s an app for that! Maybe it’s time to do away with the post it note wall and the multiple to-do lists. HowStuffWorks has a great article with 5 Apps to Organize Your Life.
Did you know there’s research that shows that multi tasking actually reduces productivity and increases stress? Is it really worth it? It may seem counterintuitive, but in reality, single tasking will help you manage your time better.
Life doesn’t have to be complicated. So, sit back and enjoy the simple things in life.