6 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life Today
A guest post by Mohamed Tahomi
Simplicity is the path to simplicity!
And that’s the beauty of simplicity.
You can simplify your life by taking small simple quick actions that make a HUGE difference.
Here are 6 simple ways to simplify your life:
1. Throw away what you’re worried about throwing away
This is a very powerful decluttering tactic. We tend to fill our spaces with too many things that we don’t actually need. And the only reason we keep them is that we are worried about what would happen if we need them in the future.
For example, are you worried about throwing away an AC adapter from an unknown item?!
2. Check for alternatives to maximize the experience
“How often we confuse the end result with the tools that get us there – especially when we’re making a purchase.” – Robert Wall of Untitled Minimalism
Before making a new purchase ask yourself, “Is there a cheaper or a free way to get the same experience or result?”
For example, if you followed Dr. Weil’s 8 Weeks to Optimum Health plan, you would know that a 10 minute walk is much better for your health than working out in a Gym.
So, save your Gym membership and replace it with a 10 minute daily walk in nature.
3. Eliminate your news media time
I know this one is hard because news are hunting you every where you go. But try as much as you can to decrease your news consumption.
Can you start by spending a week without news media? (I would love to hear your answer in the comments section below)
4. Share instead of owning
Everyone is obsessed with owning things, instead of sharing things.
Before you buy something ask yourself, “Can I borrow it?” Specially, if you’re not going to use it frequently.
Also, before you consume something ask yourself, “Can I share it?”
Share meals, apartment, free invites to places where you have membership, etc.
Think sharing instead of owning.
5. Make more heart based decisions
“Think of how amazing it would be to make decisions based on something besides money.” – Courtney Carver
Money is a big factor in our decision making process. Try once a month to do something out of pure joy and desire, and don’t make money as a deciding factor. If you really love it and want to do it, just do it.
Once a month or every quarter or whatever. Do something without much consideration of money.
6. Do work you love
This is a long term goal that you should set today.
Life is meant to be lived doing work we love, instead of work that pays the bills.
If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, start simplifying your life and making a safety net by saving one year’s worth of living expenses.
Once you have that, quit your job and pursue something you’re truly passionate about.
Live by Neil DeGrosse Tyson’s philosophy: “I’m driven by two main philosophies: Know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
Bio: In his blog, www.MidwaySimplicity.com, Mohamed Tohami shares simple living ideas that fall midway between extreme frugality & radical minimalism and the hoarder’s extreme fear of deprivation. If you’re looking for more mainstream simple living ideas that are not too harsh for your lifestyle, then give a visit to Tohami’s Midway Simplicity blog and grab your copy of The 30-Day Simplicity Challenge ebook.
The Weekend Mini Missions
Declutter something that matches with the questions below.
Saturday – What makes me think I need so many of these?
Sunday – What is this thing even used for?