100 Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life

Why do we always make things so complicated !

Personally I used to hate drama, but so many things have happened to me that I can’t help to feel betrayed, sad,  angry, bitter, disappointed …

When we were little we did the right things, what we are supposed to do: we  do what our parents tell us to do,  if we need something we asked for it, we hang around nice people not the mean ones, if we did something wrong we apologized,  we never mean to hurt anybody, we helped our friends

But as we grow older, we do the complete opposite: we don’t listen to our parents (who are the only ones that  have our best interest at heart), we pick the wrong “friends”, we NEVER apologize ( who does that!?!?), we do things to hurt each other, we don’t “like” to help anybody, we want things we don’t need, we want to be better than all the rest,  spend more money than what we have…

In other words we like to complicate our lives

Searching the internet I found this article :

http://livethecharmedlife.com/2010/08/100-ways-to-uncomplicate-your-life/

The author advices us on how to simplify our lives and how to make life less stressful !

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Here are the 100 ways to uncomplicate your life :

1. Don’t try to read other people’s minds

2. Get up 30 minutes earlier so that you don’t rush/get a ticket while driving too fast/have to explain why you’re late/get fired

3. Get 8 hours of sleep per night so that you think more clearly

4. Stick to your budget

5. Start saving and investing every week, no matter how little you can spare

6. Balance your expenses

7. Don’t try to be friends with everyone. Cultivate closer relationships with fewer people.

8. Don’t try to do business with everyone. Identify your target client and take very good care of them.

9. Before getting angry, ask yourself if it will really matter in 20 years

10. Focus on being a good person, not on pleasing others

11. Stay home this Saturday, and finish off that nagging chore that you need to finish

12. Kiss and make up

13. Make a weekly menu, and shop for only those items at the market

14. Ask your grandparents the best way to uncomplicate life, and try it for a month

15. Fill up your gas tank when it’s half full

16. Don’t drink alcohol when you’re tired, sad or mad

17. Pay your bills on time

18. Get an annual physical examination

19. Say “I love you” to your significant other and friends

20. For just one day, imagine everyone’s intentions are good because most people’s are…

 21. Give away clothes that haven’t been worn in two years

22. Say “I’m Sorry”

23. When you have a conflict with someone, talk it out. Don’t let it turn into more than it is

24. Know what your priorities are in life, and act as if they are your priorities

25. Tell the truth

26. Don’t cheat

27. Don’t steal

28. If you’re holding on to a ridiculous grudge, let it go

29. Clean your house weekly, so that it doesn’t become too large a chore

30. Do your best at work, or at school

31. Don’t eat when you aren’t hungry

32. Eat when you are hungry

33. Be yourself

34. Say no unapologetically

35. Cook simple meals

36. Pay off your car before buying a new one

37. Check around your house, and fix what it needs to be fixed

38.Don’t work more than 8 hours per day

39. Organise your desk at the office

40. Organise your important paperwork

41. Take only half the clothes that you planned to take with you on holiday

42. Help your children or your younger siblings with their homework every night, and have an open dialogue with their teachers

43. Start an exercise regimen

44. Spend your time with nice people

45. Avoid drama

46. Don’t text or talk on the phone while driving

47. Turn off the television/video games/computer; they’re time consumers

48. Don’t engage in office politics

49. Refuse to gossip

50. Do the dishes right after every meal

51. Never go to sleep angry

52. Ask nicely for what you need and want

53. Walk 10,000 steps per day to help your heart

54. Do 20 push-ups before speaking in anger

55. Leave work at work

56. Don’t befriend anyone that isn’t trustworthy

57. Don’t envy others

58. Have your oil changed

59. Take vitamin C BEFORE you catch a cold

60. Don’t talk behind people’s back

61. Weed your garden weekly

62. Wash your car weekly

63. Have a spring cleaning month every year, and do one room at a time

64. You don’t need to be best friends with work colleagues, but build respectful partnerships

65. Don’t drink and drive

66. Say “Thank You”

67. Be friendly with your neighbours

68. Return emails and phone messages promptly

69. Schedule in free time

70. Don’t look for reasons to be angry or sad, look for reasons to be happy. You’ll always be able to find plenty of each

71. Do what you say you’ll do, when you say you’ll do it

72. Be more flexible when you’re able to be

73. Forgive and forget. End of story.

74. Break the consumerism habit…put a three month moratorium in place on buying anything not deemed a necessity

75. Don’t let your imagination run away with you

76. Take care of any health issues or concerns

77. Have your tires rotated

78. Have your brakes checked

79. Have your eyes checked

80. Start your diet on September 1, rather than January 1, so that you won’t also have holiday pounds to lose

 

81.Drink more water

82.Finish what you start

83. Don’t try to help those that refuse to help themselves

84. Find a way to reduce  time from home to work

85. Have an specific amount of worry time per day/week, that you strictly abide by

86. Eat more healthy food

87. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill

88. Wear your hair in a classic, easy to care for style

89. Let go of perfection in others

 90. Let go of perfection in yourself

91. Wear classic clothes and shoes that never go out of style

92. Create a daily routine

93. Have a 1, 5, 10 and 20 year plan for your financial and life goals

94. Slow down

95. Eat out less often

96. When you ask your man which outfit looks best, thank him for his answer and wear the one he liked rather than focusing on why he didn’t like the other one

97. Allow your children or younger siblings to grow up

98. Clean out your garage or storage room, and donate anything that hasn’t been used in the past year

99. Stretch every day

100. If a relationship is over, let it go

Special thanks to DeeAnne White, the author of 100 Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life, for letting us know how to make life simpler🙂      

Check her amazing web site : http://livethecharmedlife.com/

 

Carmina B.

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