The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life
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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.
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 list.
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 sodium. Minimizing 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 – allow your body to heal itself naturally as opposed to building a dependency on substances.
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 outlook.
The only way to fully appreciate its influence in your life is to turn them off.
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, needed, or wanted, but feeling important and accomplishing importance are completely different things.
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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To minimize your life is choosing to live by design, not by default. You decide where to allocate your time, focus, and efforts.
What minimizing your life will bring you:
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