23 Small Ways to Make Life Simpler

Small Ways to Make Life Simpler

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. It makes me calmer and happier. And it simply makes life easier.

But where do you start? Or continue if you are already on your way?

In this week’s article I’d like to share 23 small habits that help me to live a simpler life.

Pick one of these to get started and keep doing it until it sticks and becomes just another normal part of your life.

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The Top 10 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself Starting Today

A happy woman out for a walk.

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Maria Robinson

To be kind to yourself in everyday life is in in my experience one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Life will become lighter and your relationships will most likely improve.

You will feel happier overall. And your self-esteem and your sense of deserving good things in life will go up. It’s one of my absolute favorite topics and one that I have created my most popular program around in The Self-Esteem Course.

But it is also one thing that is often neglected or something some may feel guilty about doing.

To make a positive change with that simply start a new habit today. One of kindness and love towards yourself. You can find 10 of my favorites among such habits in this article.

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A sunrise seen from a bedroom.

The sunlight starts to brighten up your bedroom as you awake.

Tuesday morning is here.

So how can you make this a good or even great day for yourself and the people you love?

One thing that usually helps me to set the right tone for my day is to start it with uplifting messages of some kind.

And in today’s post I’d like to help you with that too by sharing 71 of the best and most helpful good morning Tuesday blessings.

I hope they’ll be as helpful for you as they’ve been for me. And don’t forget to share one of these blessings or images with a friend or family member that may need it today.

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Simple Ways to Spread the Optimism and Positive Energy Starting Today

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill

Optimism.

It can turn a situation that looks negative or bleak into an opportunity or something to learn from.

It can replace the draining thoughts of pessimism with something that will create more positive energy and enthusiasm again.

And it can help you to jump over obstacles, to keep moving when you fall or stumble and to not give up just because you have had a couple of temporary setbacks.

So not just adding more of it to your own life but to the lives of the people in your world too is a good idea.

Because in the long run you tend to get what you give.

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A woman smiling.

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
Herman Hesse

I often write about finding lightness in life.

It can come from an unhurried but effective day at work or from uncluttering your home.

Or from learning how to let go and move on in life.

Learning to let go of a relationship, of something else in your past, of something that is just an unimportant distraction or of trying to control what you cannot control can free up huge amounts of the energy and the time you have to use for something better and more fulfilling.

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A wonderful sunrise over a meadow and lake.

It’s Monday morning.

Maybe you’re already dialed in, full of energy and ready to go to make this week a great one. 

Or perhaps you’re starting slow and are feeling tired and unmotivated this morning and would rather just go back to bed.

I’ve been in both those headspace and places many, many times myself and one thing that helps me is to read something positive and uplifting.

So in today’s post I’d like to share 50 of the best good morning Monday blessings, images and greetings.

To help you to get a good start. And so you can help a loved one get a good start to their week too by sending them one of the uplifting messages or images in this post.

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