101 Ways To Simplify Your Life

I got this post from the online magazine called Cotton Candy. I have decided to add one very important thing to the list of 100 to make it 101.

You must forgive people who have hurt you in the past. Not so much for their benefit, but for your own. By not forgiving them, you allow them into your life and your head to mess you up and kill your joy.

There are a lot of broken people in the world. You don’t have to own their negative opinion of you. You must first critically evaluate yourself against criticisms in the past to see if they are accurate. If they are accurate then be honest and work on improving in those areas. If they are not accurate, dish them. Like I said, there are a lot of very broken people in the world with their own load of rage that they are looking to dump on innocent people like you. They are dealing with their own profound inner pain. You don’t have to allow this inner pain to ruin your life or your joy.

Learn to value yourself and be positive. Life will go much smoother for you. I had some of the crappiest parents to ever walk the face of the earth. They did untold damage to me and my brothers. I have recuperated from the pain and exorcised it by forgiving them, but my brothers have not. They are societal misfits to this very day. You don’t have to be. You can choose to live different and better. I encourage you to be a survivor and live life abundantly.

Blessings on you and yours
John Wilder

100 Ways to Simplify Your Life
03.01.11
Sometimes, life can get pretty complicated. Between your job, your man, your friends, your kids, your bills and a list of other enumerable factors life brings, just living from day to day can be anything but simple. But if you’re looking for the peace that simplicity most assuredly will bring to your life, Cotton Candy is here to tell you that your sought-after serenity is well within reach. All you have to do is change up your routine, turn your thinking around or perhaps start something new. Below, we’ll show you how. Read on for list of 100 ways to simplify your life. Some of these may go against what you’ve always been taught. But trust us. If you give them a try, living a simple life isn’t as hard to obtain as you might think.

1. Do one thing at a time.

2. Organize your home.

3. Set aside personal time for yourself.

4. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

5. Remember it’s all small stuff.

6. Surround yourself with positive people.

7. Remove negative people from your circle.

8. Throw away all your old clothes.

9. Learn to say no.

10. Don’t try to change others.

11. Work to change the things you don’t like about yourself.

12. Be decisive.

13. Don’t compare yourself with others.

14. Be yourself.

15. Talk positively about yourself.

16. Talk positively to others.

17. Clean old contacts out of your cell phone.

18. Delete your “frenemies” on Facebook.

19. Be honest with yourself.

20. Be honest with others.

21. Learn to be more concerned about others rather than yourself.

22. Be encouraging.

23. Love your talents.

24. Be open-minded.

25. Finish what you start.

26. Don’t procrastinate.

27. Laugh, a lot.

28. Smile, a lot.

29. Love, even more.

30. Be thankful.

31. Don’t complain.

32. Don’t murmur.

33. Believe the best in others.

34. Exercise.

35. Eat right.

36. Stay out of debt.

37. Plan for the future.

38. Prepare for the unexpected.

39. Establish boundaries for yourself.

40. Establish boundaries for others in your life.

41. Get proper rest.

42. Keep your life interesting and change your routine.

43. Forgive others.

44. Forgive yourself.

45. Get informed.

46. Control your thoughts.

47. Take vacations, even short ones.

48. Prioritize.

49. Don’t let emotions rule you.

50. Pick your battles.

51. Mind your own business.

52. Don’t judge.

53. Don’t be a people pleaser.

54. Have courage.

55. Follow your dreams.

56. Avoid petty arguments.

57. Strive to be a better person.

58. Be kind.

59. Ask for help when you need it.

60. Pray.

61. Count the consequences BEFORE you commit.

62. Be faithful to others.

63. Get along with others.

64. Don’t spread yourself thin.

65. Submit to proper authority in your life.

66. Listen to others.

67. Stay away from gossip.

68. Don’t be controlling.

69. Be flexible.

70. Don’t nag.

71. Change what you can change. Be patient with the stuff you cannot.

72. Be realistic.

73. Go beyond your normal boundaries.

74. Avoid burnout.

75. Take one day at a time.

76. Celebrate your successes.

77. Honor the achievements of others.

78. Remain balanced in all areas of your life.

79. Get a haircut.

80. Keep a diary.

81. Have hope.

82. Have faith.

83. Go to the park and relax.

84. Go to dinner with your friends.

85. Go to church and release your cares.

86. Accept your imperfections.

87. Accept your body.

88. Don’t take yourself seriously.

89. Refuse to worry.

90. Refuse to stress.

91. Keep your promises.

92. Learn from your mistakes.

93. Let go of the past.

94. Work towards the future.

95. Enjoy the present.

96. Balance your checkbook.

97. Buy yourself a treat.

98. Sign up for automated bill pay.

99. Conquer your fears.

100. Read Cotton Candy.

5 Responses to 101 Ways To Simplify Your Life

  1. DressySJP says:

    I could probably stand to forgive someone…eeek it’s so damn hard

  2. There’s a wonderful book entitled, “To Forgive is Human”. It explains the difference between forgiveness, exoneration, justification and dismissal. Written by clinical psychologists, it shows how forgiveness does far more good for the one who forgives than (s)he who is forgiven.

    Great article!

  3. How Howhard,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I will check out the book.

    Blessings on you and yours
    John Wilder

  4. minxy says:

    A nice simple list…but oh if only things were that simple!

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