How To Simplify Your Life

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1. Don’t try to read other peoples’ minds and don’t expect others to be able to read yours. Communicate if it is important to you.

2. Don’t expect to be friends with everyone. We all are different and we all like different things. Instead, invest your time in a few good friends. That’s all you really need to feel happy and fulfilled.

3. Create a budget and live within your means. Accruing lots of debt will only cause you to feel stressed.

4. Kill off the monster of jealousy and only compare yourself with yourself.

5. Organize your clutter and get rid of excess stuff. It will leave you feeling calmer and will save you lots of time.

6. Stay on the sidelines and don’t get drawn into pointless scenes and dramas in other peoples’ lives (unless it’s a crisis and you know you ought to help).

7. Finish what you’ve started and then do something else.

8. Treat every person you meet with respect and err on the side of being gentle and kind.

9. Accept that there are things that you can’t change or control and focus on the things that you can change or control.

10. Admit when you’re wrong, say you’re sorry, and then move on.

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Overworking Is Not Healthy

I hate glamorizing overworking. It’s not healthy. The fact that there are so many people going without sleep, food, personal hygiene (not to mention time for relaxation, personal time and socialization, which are very necessary for mental health) just to stay afloat is not something to be celebrated or applauded. It’s a problem, not a goal that all good employees should aspire to or a norm everyone should be expected to perform.

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Learn How To Walk Away

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Do yourself a favor and learn how to walk away. When a connection starts to fade, learn how to let it go. When a person starts to mistreat you, learn how to move on to something and someone better. Don’t waste your energy trying to force something that isn’t meant to be. Because the truth is, for every one person who doesn’t value you, there are tons more waiting to love you better. Do better.
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One can cut the body, and it will heal — but do it over and over again in the same spot, and you will scar. The soul cannot be so different.
Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor’s Soul

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How To Live A Simpler, More Contented Life

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1. Ask yourself “What’s important?” Take a step back and think about what’s important to you. What do you really want to be doing, who do you want to spend your time with, what do you want to accomplish with your work? Make a short list of 4-5 things for your life, 4-5 people you want to spend time with and 4-5 things you’d like to accomplish at work.

2. Examine your commitments. A big part of the problem is that our lives are way too full. We can’t possibly do everything we have committed to doing, and we certainly can’t enjoy it if we’re trying to do everything. Accept that you can’t do everything, only do what’s important to you and try to eliminate the commitments that aren’t as important.

3. Do less each day. Don’t fill your day up with things to do. You will end up rushing to do them all. If you normally do 7-10 things, do 5 important ones instead. This will give you time to do what you need to do and not rush.

4. Leave space between tasks or appointments. Another mistake is trying to schedule things back-to-back. This leaves no cushion in case things take longer than planned (which they always do) and gives us a feeling of being rushed and stressed throughout the day.

5. Eliminate as much as possible from your to-do list. You can’t do everything on your to-do list. Even if you could, more things will come up. As much as you can, simplify your to-do list down to the essentials.

6. Now, slow down and enjoy every task. Enjoy whatever you’re doing. Try to pay attention to the task instead of thinking about other things. Be in the moment. Enjoy the present.

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