Although 2018 is in full swing, it is not too late to better your lifestyle. If you are looking to eliminate some of the chaos dominating your life, below are some ideas to help keep things simple and more productive.
Clear the Clutter
Get in the habit of keeping your home clean and organized at all times. Whether you do it in small steps throughout the week, or devote one day a week to a mass cleaning, having a clutter-free home can help put your mind at ease. Additionally, you will feel more focused and productive since a large mess is not distracting you.
Make a To-Do List
Making a list of daily tasks will remind you of what you need to accomplish as well as help you feel like you are making progress when you check off the items on your list. Try to organize tasks by each day, priority, topic, person, and/or concern.
Living within your means is one of the easiest ways to eliminate any stressful financial problems. Learn to give importance to non-materialistic things and cultivate an appreciation for what you already have.
If you struggle to resist the temptation of the latest technology fad or designer sweater, implement the “two week rule.” If there is something you want, wait two weeks to get the item. Usually, at the end of the two weeks, you will realize that you do not really want it that badly.
Automate Your Payments
Automating your payments ensures that everything is paid on time. You can automate your credit card payment, get direct deposits for your paycheck, and your bills.
Spend Less Time on Social Media
Instead of wasting hours scrolling through your news feed, prioritize in-person interactions with family and friends.
Set Time Aside for Yourself
It can definitely be hard to set aside personal time amidst our hectic schedules. However, if you plan your week ahead of time, you can devote a little time each week to partaking in an activity you enjoy or doing something that brings you happiness.