SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE WEEK
Simplify Your Life Week is observed during August of each year. This holiday encourages those who need to refocus their lives and declutter – that doesn’t just mean objects. The idea is to eliminate anything that causes stress or anxiety. Most of us have a tendency to clutter up our lives, both physically and psychologically.
“We’re all familiar with the idea of spring cleaning, but some late-summer simplifying is a great way to keep the clutter to a minimum going into fall. But simplifying your life isn’t just about removing the physical clutter out of your life. It’s meant to make us look closer at our lifestyle, and eliminate the things that keep us from enjoying life.” ~Ideal Living website
There are many ways we can simplify our lives. Simplification at work involves saving energy and balancing projects to work more efficiently and prevent fatigue. Alternating between light and heavy tasks can help our body and mind stay focused throughout the day. Planning work projects helps things go more smoothly when approaching deadlines.
Simplifying our environments at home is always a good practice to have. The easiest way to do this is the scale down our lifestyle. Organizing through schedules often work for families who have a lot of activities outside the home. Schedules keep everyone on task and support a well-balanced home life. Families that follow schedules help children develop self-discipline later in life. While most of us probably struggle with too much social activity outside of work and home, we still have a problem with saying no. On occasion, we have people in our lives that cause stress. It can be tough to eliminate these people from your life, but it’s worth it in the end. Life is too short to be hampered by people who cause more problems than they are worth.
There are so many ways we can simplify our lives. Taking a break from social media is one activity that can help refine our life. By logging off once and a while, we allow ourselves to find other things to accomplish or get in that needed afternoon nap. We need to choose simplification that best suits our own needs. It’s important to remember we are all different and situations affect us uniquely. Once you find what works for you, stick with it.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Think about limiting what you allow in your life. Use #SimplifyYourLife in social media postings.
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