Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? You’re not alone! Here are 5 great tips to help you simplify and de-stress your daily routine.
1. Simplify your life by making your bed in the morning and clearing your nightstand.
As basic as it may seem, by making our bed in the morning it gives us a positive start to our day ahead. Having a clean nightstand helps us to feel calm at night.
My excuse used to be that I was too busy to make my bed, which lead to me feeling all over the place, but since changing this I feel more organized and ready to take on the day.
We don’t have to make our bed in the morning, so it’s an act of discipline. It makes us feel better, keeps our home space looking refreshed and gives us a tidy mind.
I keep a simple candle on my night stand along with a pen and a simple note pad. At night when my head is busy, I simply write down my thoughts for the next day and then close my eyes. Out of my head and on the paper so I can rest!
2. Simplify your life by De-Cluttering your home.
“Clutter is stuck energy. The word “clutter” derives from the Middle English word “clotter,” which means to coagulate – and that’s about as stuck as you can get.” ~ Karen Kingston
Are there clothes in your wardrobe that you haven’t worn for years? Its time to throw them out! Don’t be afraid to de-clutter your home and get rid of things that you no longer need.
The thought of de-cluttering used to worry me, I never liked the idea of it before I made it a fun and creative experience.
Our home is a place for you to relax and feel comfortable, so we must give it that attention by only keeping the things around us that make us feel that way.
3. Simplify your life by breathing in fresh air.
Spending time outdoors in nature helps us to ground and re-energize. Breathing in fresh air is an easy way to refresh your body and mind, get out doors and go for a walk.
Since I have been doing this, I’ve felt so much more focused and at peace with myself and the world around me.
Spending time around nature not only makes us feel healthier, but it also gives us more brainpower. When you start to notice your productivity going down, get out for some fresh air, even if it’s just 5 minutes.
4. Simplify your life by organizing your work space.
Do you really need everything you have on your work desk? It’s easy to allow it to pile up, but its unnecessary and unproductive.
Organize and clear away any object or item on your work desk that feels unhelpful to you. Your work space is a place for you to be focused and productive, so only keep the things around this space that make you feel this way.
5. Give yourself a break.
We can’t do it all, we’re only human. Make your to do list manageable by cutting it in half with a realistic time frame to work towards. Realize that the world won’t fall in if you can’t get 500 things done every day.
If you feel life is getting on top of you, to the extent of burnout then its time to re-evaluate your boundaries and question whether you are saying yes too much to others, and no to yourself.
Remember that you have to rest and relax in order to be most productive. Life doesn’t have to be complicated, lets keep it simple and less stress will surround you.