In today’s fast pace world, we all are in a hurry. Our days are packed with so many things that at the end of the day we feel that nothing much has been achieved. Many families and children go through a lot of stress early in life. Hectic and fast paced lives with too many commitments have led to depression, burnout and health issues for many people.
How then can you try to solve these problems and simplify our lives. Simplifying our lives can help to us lead a healthy and stress free life.
Today, let us look at the top 7 secrets to simplify and lead a stress free life.
Choose quality over quantity.
We can remember our growing up years when quality was given a lot of importance over quantity. Further we also remember taking wrong decisions of quantity over quality. We could have bought a good number of cheap clothes, shoes and other accessories just to find out that they broke too soon or were not fit to use.
It is the same way with life. You have too many things to do – commitments and deadlines etc. It is impossible to do all things with great efficiency and within a limited time. It is very important for you to prioritize and understand what is important and let go of all the unnecessary things that clutter your life.
Avoid burn out and slow down.
In this fast paced world, slowing down is an option no one wants to consider. But in reality slowing down will help you do much more in less time. Once you remove the clutter, you have time on hand to focus on all the important things. You don’t need to burn yourself to struggle and finish all the jobs on hand. You can take it easy and give your body some time to refresh and rejuvenate. It is important to be assertive and say “No” to people. Though many people will be disappointed, the key is to do the right thing, which will benefit you in the long run. Avoid being a people pleaser, by being a part of everything and doing everything that everyone around you wants. It will leave you in place of high dissatisfaction, as it is not humanly possible to please everyone.
Keep your priority around your health and fitness and avoid burnout.
Try to be contented and do not greed for too many things.
Most of the time people are in a constant rush to buy new homes, cars and other luxuries of life. And in this process they forget to live their life.
It is important to be contented and enjoy things that you have already been blessed with. Happiness is to be found in the journey of your life and it is not, a never reaching destination. Balance is a very important part of life. Anything in excess will always lead to problems, like excessive eating leads to obesity, excess of debt leads to monetary imbalance and so on and so forth.
Make a decision to cut back on things that you don’t need or are not important. If you have too many possessions, then it would be good to share them with those who don’t have any. This will open the door for God’s blessings on your life.
Avoid getting into other people’s lives.
As the good old saying goes “Mind your own business” is very true. We all have enough things on our plate to take care off. It is not good to advice, pass opinions and judgements in other people’s matters. Whenever you are tempted to pass judgement, pray about it and simply say that it is none of your business. This in itself will help you stay on course and avoid any strife or bitterness from these conflicts.
Proper decision making.
It is important to be decisive and make informed wise choices. Avoid being indecisive. Many people avoid taking decisions as they want to avoid the fallout of a wrong decision. In life we are all bound to make some right and some wrong decisions. When we are decisive, the right decisions will definitely be more than the wrong ones.
Your life will be more simplified just by being decisive.
Avoid receiving condemnation.
Condemnation leads to guilt and shame, which brings negativity into our life. Strife and un-forgiveness also presses us down. All of us make mistakes. We need to learn from our mistakes and rise up. It is good to have your quiet prayer time and talk to God. God is unconditional love. When you understand his love, you will be able to share it with others.
Have positive approach in life and look at the brighter side of life.
Avoid doing things that you are not good at.
Many successful people have said that the key to their success is that they devote around 80% of their time to do the 2 to 3 things that they are exceptionally good at. This means that less than 20% of their time is given to other things. This is the key to achieving success in life.
Find out your own talent and inherent ability. Do things that you are comfortable and good at doing. The results will be great and it will also lead to satisfaction. Avoid doing things because of peer pressure.
God has made each one of us uniquely and he has placed this God given ability to do things uniquely. Try to find out your calling and you will surely excel in it.
These are the Top 7 secrets to simplify and lead a stress free life. Once you simplify your life, you will find enough time and energy to do things that you like and enjoy. God Bless.
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