Any darn fool can make a day more complicated than it has to be; it takes a touch of genius to make it simple again.
Your days fill up so fast, and they are so rushed and packed with distractions – sometimes they literally seem to be bursting at the seams.
I know exactly how you feel. This used to be my life too.
Before I started simplifying my life, I was being pulled in dozens of different directions every day and never had enough time to get everything done. Naturally, I wanted to do a great job with each obligation I had, and somehow I had convinced myself that I could do it all. But the reality was I was stretched way too thin, and thus I was doing a lousy job at everything and completely stressing myself out in the process.
This feeling of being mind-numbingly busy and overbooked is a huge source of stress for most people, and stress is perhaps the single most important determining factor of whether we’re healthy and happy, or sick and tired, in the long run.
Unless you want your health to decline and your stress to continue to skyrocket, you must start simplifying.
So how can you simplify your days? It’s not as hard as you might imagine…
1. Know what your perfect day looks and feels like.
Visualizing your perfect day is important not necessarily because it will be a recurring reality, but because it’s crucial to understand what a “simple day” really means to you. It’s [Read more…]