I hope you’ve all had a great week. In my previous post, I spoke about how to declutter your mind. Today I’m here to speak about how you can create a less chaotic life. In life, stress is more unhealthy for you than a biscuit. So, it’s important to keep your stress and chaos levels low and today I’m going to show you how.
Wake Up Early
I used to think the day never had enough hours. It was true. I was trying to fit in everything I wanted to do in six hours 11am-5pm. All because I wanted to sleep in until nine. But by waking up at 6am and starting work at 8am it gave me a nine-hour workday. Also, I find waking up earlier gives me more time to do the small tasks such as a quick tidy up of my room or brewing that long pot of coffee that tastes so much better than instant. It’s about giving yourself more space to work with
Limit Your Shopping
My saying has always been a cluttered room is a cluttered mind. So it’s important to limit your shopping. I usually use the 48-hour rule. If I see something I’d like to buy I usually give myself 48 hours to think it over to see if I really want the item or how it fits into my daily life. It’s important to limit your spending also to help to ease your finances. The less you spend the better it is for your bank account. One thing I’ve done this month is giving myself a no spending tracker. So keeping it as a daily goal helps to keep it at the forefront of my mind.
Keep A Schedule
Keeping a form of schedule is great to give your brain somewhere to place all ideas. It also helps to put everything you’ve written down in one place. Having a schedule is also great for keeping you on track. In the beginning, I used to plan out each hour of the day which is a great way to start. Especially if you’re not disciplined. But once you start getting into a routine you can then just create tasks for the day in the order you wish to complete them. I have got a blog post which I speak more about how you can organise your life and keep a schedule which you can find here.
Stop Taking To Much On
You’ve probably heard of the saying ‘don’t spread your butter to thin’ It’s true. It’s important to not let yourself take on too many tasks to the point there is no way you can complete them all, or have any time for them. The best way to do it is to factor in how much sleep you need, how long you take to eat and any other necessities and see how many hours you have left in the day and how many hours of commitment each task takes.
Live A More Minimal Life
As I said in my second point, the less clutter there is in your space the less clutter in your head. So to go along with watching your spending it’s also important to look at the materialistic things in your life and see what you want to keep and what is no longer serving its purpose. I’ve recently taken up Ebay for selling stuff which no longer serves a purpose in my life. Other options are obviously donating to charities or there are other selling sites such as DePop.
So, which of these pointers are you practising in your life? Or which ones are you hoping to start? Let me know in the comments!