• Anita Chastain

3 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

Updated: 4 days ago

Simplicity helps you rebalance your life. This article will provide you with three tips for practicing simplicity that anyone can do.



With the pandemic and all the issues it's created, day-to-day life sometimes feels turbulent and unsettling. It certainly does to me.


Fear and uncertainty are scary.


That scariness contributes to more fear and uncertainty. And we start to feel even worse.


But there's good news:


Simple living concepts can restore a sense of balance in our lives - even in these uncertain times.

Whenever we have too much of one thing and too little of another - whatever that "thing" is - our lives get out of balance.

Whenever we have too much of one thing and too little of another - whatever that "thing" is - our lives get out of balance. That imbalance can create all kinds of problems in how we feel.


Simplicity helps restore equilibrium in our life. We do less of what's causing problems and more of what makes us feel happier and at peace with ourselves.


3 Ways to Practice Simplicity Right Now

You might be wondering:


What can I do to practice simplicity in my life?


Here are three tips for practicing simplicity that anyone can do:


1. Stay updated on current events but not inundated by them. It’s important to stay informed, but also be aware of when you might benefit from taking a break from the news.


I limit the amount of tv news I watch, and I'm happier because of it.


Figure out for you where the balance is:


How much news can you watch so that you stay as informed as you would like to be, but without creating an emotional hangover?


Find a balance that works for you.

2. Maintain a routine to manage day-to-day life. Routines make life easier because they reduce the number of decisions you have to make.


For example, I have an evening routine that helps me prepare for the next day. I also have routines for starting the day and managing my workday, since I work from home.

Even if you thrive on spontaneity, creating routines to manage the repetitive parts of daily life frees up mental energy, so you can be more spontaneous in other aspects of your life.

Even if you thrive on spontaneity, creating routines to manage the repetitive parts of daily life frees up mental energy, so you can be more spontaneous in other aspects of your life.


3. Calm a busy mind by spending time with nature. I know this sounds like a cliche. But it works.


When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do is spend time with nature. Even something as watching birds at the feeder calms my mind.


Want to know the best part?


It doesn't matter whether you're walking in a park or watching the world from your balcony. Both make you feel better.


The Bottom Line

Simple living is ultimately about finding balance in your life:


Avoiding too much of one thing and too little of something else.


In these challenging times, these simple tips help me stay emotionally balanced and grounded.


I hope they help you too.


What about simplicity appeals to you? Email me at anita (@) simplelife365.com and let me know.

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