43 Ways to Simply

I think basically everyone today could use some more simplicity in their lives. Don’t you agree? Well here are 43 ways to make your days more simplified from zenfamilyhabits.net.

I just love this list – it has so many small and easily doable changes that can make a huge difference to your quality of life! I’ve bolded some of my favorites…

1. Turn off your cell phone.

2. Process email only twice a day.

3. Go to bed early.

4. Get rid of (or at least reduce) commitments that you do out of obligation.

5. Create a weekly meal plan.

6. Automate your finances.

7. Purge as much unneeded clutter as possible.

8. Keep your paper shredder on top of your recycling bin.

9. Add items you want to a wish list as you think of them.

10. Get a label maker or write labels out by hand.

11. Set your clothes out for the next day the night before.

12. Make your lunch for the next day the night before.

13. Make time to catch up with an old friend.

14. Just say no.

15. Ask for experiences not things for your birthday and Christmas this year.

16. Tell the truth.

17. Keep your list of addresses and phone numbers up to date.

18. Consolidate debt.

19. Create an organizing system that works for you.

20. Keep a bag for garbage in your car.

21. Cary a notebook and pen with you where ever you go.


22. Unsubscribe from emails, newsletters or RSS feeds that don’t provide value anymore.

23. Apologize immediately when you realize you’ve done wrong.

24. Enjoy the present moment as much as you can.

25. Take time to really see the little things in life.

26. Reduce the amount of TV you watch.

27. Get outside.

28. Create morning, daytime, and evening routines.

29. Ask for help.

30. Do things at home as much as possible (eat, date nights, entertain etc.).

31. Don’t get caught up in other people’s drama.

32. Let go of the self-imposed need to be perfect.

33. Focus on a simple, but healthy, eating plan.

34. Share responsibilities.

35. Reduce your wardrobe to a few versatile items.

36. Be positive.

37. Start a gratitude journal.

38. Finish old tasks before taking on new ones.

39. For every new item that enters your home set two free.

40. Want what you have not what you don’t.

41. Revisit what you carry with you in your purse or wallet.

42. Focus on one thing at a time.

43. Store new garbage bags at the bottom of your garbage can.

22 thoughts on “43 Ways to Simply

  1. These are utterly awesome, I especially believe #5-8. And I started a gratitude journal earlier in the year, it seems so little, but I think it makes a huge difference – just to refocus thoughts! Thank you for this, Annie!

  2. This is such a great list! I’m big on numbers 3 and four (as well as many others). Living in the moment is always a work in progress for me, but it feels great when I make it happen.


  3. Love the list… I either do or I don’t!! Ha-Ha! Nothing in between here!! I am taking the ones that are definite don’ts and making those do’s!!!


  4. Annie this might be my favorite post of the day – if not week and month. There are so many outstanding tips on here that are so true and key to living simply. You find the best stuff!!

    I’ve nixed a lot of tv and am keeping email at bay-trying to focus on getting outside more and living in the moment.

    THANK YOU for this post. I’m printing this out and hanging on the fridge as well as in my office!


  5. Another exciting list of on just how to simply live a life that matters! #1 on the list is the thing I just can’t simply do but maybe I should challenge myself more. No cellphone for the whole day tomorrow!! Good luck to me! Haha!

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