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The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

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Your Possessions

Too many material possessions complicate our lives to a greater degree than we ever give them credit. They drain our bank account, our energy, and our attention.

Invest the time to remove nonessential possessions from your life.

Most of us have filled our days full from beginning to end with time commitments: work, home, kid’s activities, community events, religious endeavors, hobbies… the list goes on. 

Release yourself from the time commitments that are not in line with your greatest values.

Reduce the number of goals you are intentionally striving for in your life to one or two. You will improve your focus and your success rate. 

Make a list of the things that you want to accomplish in your life and choose the two most important. When you finish one, add another from your l...

Resentment, bitterness, hate, and jealousy have never improved the quality of life for a single human being. 

Take responsibility for your mind. Forgive past hurts and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

Your Debt

If debt is holding you captive, reduce it. Start today. Do what you’ve got to do to get out from under its weight. Find the help that you need. Sacrifice luxury today to enjoy freedom tomorrow.

Use fewer words. Keep your speech plain and honest. Mean what you say. Avoid gossip.

Avoid trans fats, refined grain (white bread), high-fructose corn syrup, and too much sodiumMinimizing these ingredients will improve your energy level in the short-term and your health in the long-term. 

Reduce your consumption of over-the-counter medicine – al...

Focusing your attention on television, movies, video games, and technology affects your life more than you think

The media rearranges your values. It begins to dominate your life. And it has a profound impact on your attitude and out...

Relationships with others are good, but constant streams of distraction are bad. 

Learn when to power off the blackberry, log off Facebook, or not read a text. Focus on the important, not the urgent. 

A steady flow of distractions from other people may make us feel important, n...

Your Multi-Tasking

Research indicates that multi-tasking increases stress and lowers productivity. 

While single-tasking is becoming a lost art, learn it. Handle one task at a time. Do it well. And when it is complete, move to the next.

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