Here we'll look at ways to make your life better while maximizing your aim - whether that is to have fun or meet a particular goal.
A lot of times, it seems impossible to simplify life. Yet it can be done using these clever ideas to make life easier.
Obviously, it's a given that you'll have to support yourself financially, so you can't cut working from your schedule! Let's get started and think about some ways that "clutter" invades our minds and our time.
1. What are things that no-one (including yourself) cares about, but that you do anyway?
Think what are some of those things, and just stop doing them. For example, why bother to fold your clean laundry? You can just literally throw it in a drawer. Different items in different drawers, of course, so that you know where to find everything. To avoid wrinkles, use hangers for everything possible. All tops except sweaters can go on hangers.
You can probably think of other things that you could stop doing to make things easier. As long as they don't impact your job or cause problems, it'll be a good way to save time.
Use common sense - some things can't or shouldn't be stopped because the consequences would be bad. For example, don't quit showering, don't slack off on getting the oil changed in your car, and so on. If you're considering stopping something to make your life better, think ahead first about what the consequences would be.
2. Is social media worth the time spent on it?
Are you really enjoying social media, or is it just one more thing to keep up with? Is it worth the time you spend on it, or does it become a "time sink"? There is no right or wrong answer here, but if you're only doing social media because of other people's expectations and not for your own enjoyment, just quit! Tip: set your last post to be something like "have mostly stopped using this." That way, people who look you up there will understand that you're no longer active on it. Cutting down your platforms to one or even zero can significantly simplify your life.
If you don't want to quit entirely but want to spend less time on social media, then remove the phone app for your social media and log in infrequently on desktop - once a week or so. When doing this, do the absolute minimum to keep up with your account. I actually use this approach and feel like this gives me a huge advantage time-wise. You too can reap the rewards of this tactic and make your life better.
3. Schedule errands together as much as possible
Ask yourself if an errand is really necessary, and if so, try to group it with other errands in the same area. Use a phone memo to keep an ongoing list of errands to do - when you get enough of them lined up, do them together. Just group the ones in the same area together.
4. Don't bother keeping up with information that you don't actually care about
If you don't truly care about the news, only keep up with it to a minimum to make it easy for you. For example, read the headlines on a news app. You don't need to go in-depth on the news, but you'll still get the gist of what's happening. I can find out generally what's going on without having to spend more than a minute or two.
Or for another example, if you're not really into fashion, don't bother keeping up with it except at the minimum level to look put-together.
Don't care about Hollywood actors, only their movies? No problem - don't bother with that.
You'll have a ton of free time, and this will go a long way to making life easier.
5. Use these time saving tips for everyday tasks that need to be done
You can make life simple when you streamline these routine tasks that everyone needs to do. The difference is that yours will get done faster, making things easy and giving you more time back in your day.
- Use these time saving tips for grocery shopping
- Find out how to save time cleaning your bathroom
- Use these tactics for saving time at the computer
6. Make a point of doing something that fits with your main aim
If your aim is a religiously based one, or just to have more relaxation time, or time to write that novel you've always wanted to write... build it into your head. Don't feel obligated to schedule it yet on your calendar if that stresses you out, but try to keep it strongly in mind. This will ensure that your newfound extra time doesn't go to waste.
As you can see, the key here is to really think about why you're doing things that you routinely do. If you truly derive enjoyment from those things, keep doing them. But if they serve no purpose and are taking up time, cut them out of your routine to make life better.
Of course, you need to remember to then add that saved time toward your main goal. Those things you used to do before? You'll probably never miss them.