Think simplifying your life means taking things away and reducing your to do list? Simplifying your life actually starts with adding more things to your day. The trick is adding the right tasks to your day that will edify and build you up rather than stress you out and wear you down.
Here are 3 things to do every day to simplify your life – we think they’ll help you achieve better focus and balance in your life as a business owner. Check them out, try them for a few days, and let us know if you agree.
3 Things to Do Every Day to Simplify Your Life
You already have a ton of things to do every day – we understand. But adding these 3 things to your daily schedule takes less than 15 minutes and will help you have a clearer mind, define your goals, and live a simpler life. Here’s how to get started.
1. Define the day’s purpose
This is actually a fun exercise to start the day with. When you rise each morning, even before you get out of bed, you can start simplifying your life by defining the day’s purpose. What will you accomplish today? What is the priority you’ll deal with today?
By defining a clear purpose for the day ahead, you do away with the idea of a chaotic, hectic day and give yourself clarity and direction. That goes a long way in simplifying your life!
2. Take 10 to breathe, pray, or meditate
Your religious or spiritual beliefs (or lack thereof) can be a big help in simplifying your life. By relying on things that never change – your breathing, praying, or meditation – you can calm yourself and prepare yourself for the day ahead of you.
And because you’ve already defined the day’s purpose, it can be helpful to meditate or pray about that purpose during your 10 minutes of solitude. If you’d prefer, just take 10 minutes to breathe deeply. You’ll still feel the benefits.
3. Get physical
Take a note from Olivia Newton-John and get physical at some point today. Use your body! It’s the instrument you’re living in, and by being active, you anchor yourself to the experience and become more rooted in the “now.” Physical activity has amazing benefits for you, including mental clarity, physical fitness, building confidence, increasing endurance, and lowering your risk of physical ailments.
By starting each day with some form of physical activity – whatever you enjoy most – will help you simplify your life and feel better throughout the day.
Defining your daily purpose, spending 10 minutes in quiet solitude, and finding a few minutes for physical activity are 3 things to do every day that will help you simplify your life and anchor yourself in the “now.”
A form of meditation that combines all three of these activities is called mindfulness meditation, and it’s been shown to have numerous benefits for entrepreneurs living a high-stress lifestyle. Learn more about mindfulness and meditation by checking out the articles below.
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