Five tips for simplifying your life:
1. Always make time for yourself – no matter how busy you are!
I do this by fitting in time to watch my favorite TV shows and planning fun adventures around the city on the weekends. If I don’t get to all my emails or end up not having time to clean my apartment – so what?
2. Start each morning on a positive note
Whether it’s making myself a green juice smoothie, going to a SoulCycle class or calling my Grandma on the phone on my walk to work, I always try to start my day with something that makes me feel happy and healthy.
3. Don’t sweat the small stuff
This is always hard for me, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned that there are some things you just cannot change and there is no use getting stressed or upset over people and situations that really don’t matter in the long-term.
4. Get rid of clutter – in more ways than one!
I always feel better and rejuvenated after doing a big closet or apartment clean out. Living in such a small space it’s important to stay organized and nothing makes me more annoyed than having a home that feels cramped. Every few months I will literally take an inventory of all my belongings and donate/sell anything I haven’t used consistently. On that same note I think it’s important to also take inventory of relationships and commitments. I’ve found in life that some friendships are way more work than they’re worth and it’s best to sometimes just move on from people. The same goes for commitments – I don’t have a lot of free time so anything I commit to has to really be of benefit to me.
5. Plan ahead
One of my biggest tips for staying organized and always knowing my next move is planning ahead. Whether it’s my finances, a calendar of upcoming blog posts, how I plan on using my vacation time – I’m always thinking one step ahead. By doing this I save a lot of money, maximize my time and get the most value out of my commitments.
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