Five Ways To Simplify Your Life

Learning to simplify your life is as easy as it sounds. Less clutter and more space is such a beautiful thing. When I began this blog, I wanted to share my love of minimalism with you. No one needs extra stress, or worries in their daily lives – we already have more than enough. My take on minimalism is different from other minimalists. Everyone’s journey to live a simple lifestyle is completely their own. I don’t want to get rid of everything I own. Instead I want to rid myself of the unnecessary things that I don’t need.

Below, I have created five ways to simply your life. Hopefully these will help you relieve yourself of stress and unneeded clutter.

five ways to simplify your life:

1 | declutter

I absolutely love decluttering whether it is my home, car, and digital space. If I can get of things that I do not want, or need it makes me feel so much better. You can begin by eliminating what you do not deem as essential in your life. Start with getting rid of unwanted emails. Then delete apps and social media accounts that you never use. Decluttering allows you to focus on what you enjoy in your life instead of allowing clutter to control you.

2 | evaluate your spending habits

One thing I am truly trying to be more aware of is how I spend my money. When I was about to graduate college, I started to pay more attention to where my money was going. Evaluating myself spending habits allowed me to save more money and stop wasting money on items I didn’t need. It’s so easy to spend money every single day, but when you want to focus on ways to simplify your life. Learning to stop spending so much is a great starting point.

3 | sell or donate items

Selling, or donating items is a great way to get rid of things that are not necessary. Sell or donate clothing, jewelry, anything that does not fit, or anything that you no longer like. This is also a great way to get rid of duplicates. I mean, do you really need five pairs of jeans when you only wear the same two pairs? If you truly think about it, you have a lot of extra items lying around that you do not necessarily need.

4 | practice slow living

One of the great things I have learned about simplifying my life is slowing down. Each day is a great day to learn how to slow down and enjoy your surroundings. You can begin getting into a relaxation mindset and taking care of yourself. Instead of trying so hard to rush through life it is always better to focus on the present moment. I’ve learned this tremendously while in college and it has helped be concentrate on what is truly important.

5 | make to-do lists

Most evenings, I make a to-do list of all the things I need to accomplish the next day. Making shorter to-do lists with about three items allows you to accomplish every single task, instead of overwhelming yourself. List making will allow you to stay organized and productive. Also, with today’s technology it is pretty simple to make a quick list on your phone at any point during the day and continue on with whatever you were doing.

xx, tfr.

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Melissa Cruz
2 years ago

Decluttering is my favorite way to simplify my life. Not only my room, but also my computer and pretty much everything I can.

Felicia Renee
2 years ago
Reply to  Melissa Cruz

Same, girl!

Jess // Foreign Room
2 years ago

Yes, girl! All. About. This. Such great reminders. When I am feeling stressed, decluttering helps me so much. Also, I am totally with you about to-do lists! I even add things like ‘shower’ and ‘eat dinner’ on my lists because it feels good to cross them off, but also it brings me more focus and intention to my day or evening.

Felicia Renee
2 years ago

I’m glad you enjoyed this post!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Felicia Renee
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I’m the exact same way!

Erica @ Coming up Roses

Decluttering works WONDERS on my brain…I did some today and I could feel the weight coming off!!

Felicia Renee
2 years ago

Ah, I love when that happens.

Natalie
2 years ago

I’ve been trying to simplify and this list is so helpful!

Kristen Jones
Kristen Jones
2 years ago

Ah the evaluating spending habits is SUCH a good one! This year I’m trying to save as much money as I can and it’s definitely helping me cut down on the things I don’t need. I also have a huge bin by my front door FULL of clothes that I’m selling/donating. I just have to make the time to get it to the right places! Love these tips, Felicia!

Felicia Renee
2 years ago
Reply to  Kristen Jones

Thanks! I’m glad you’re being proactive with decluttering. It’s definitely easier said than done.

Courtney Heathcock
Courtney Heathcock
2 years ago

These are really great tips! I have been doing a simplified life challenge over the month of January with Emily Ley. She just came out with a book called The Simplified Life. I need to get better about this and making sure I’m not putting all my value and worth in things.

Felicia Renee
2 years ago

Yes! I love that! I haven’t heard of that book, I’m going to have to check it out.

Leslie-Peaches & Willow

I love this post so much. I feel like living a simplified life has so much to do with being intentional. I’m definitely trying to reel in my spending habits and not buy things that I truly don’t need. That’s probably my biggest flaw when it comes to simplifiying my life!

Felicia Renee
2 years ago

I completely understand! I’m all about figuring out what works best for you and doing that. Simplifying shouldn’t be hard.

Karli Ellis
Karli Ellis
2 years ago

To Do Lists are my life! I love all of these tips by the way! Thanks for sharing!

Felicia Renee
2 years ago
Reply to  Karli Ellis

Of course, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

Lily Ayala
2 years ago

I’m all about to-do lists and I need to declutter ASAP!

Felicia Renee
2 years ago
Reply to  Lily Ayala

Start small and go from there, I have faith in you!

Lisa Krisman
Lisa Krisman
3 years ago

When I go through what I actually have, I can’t believe what I have accumulated. I like to donate my stuff too. The spending habits, I agree, keeping an eye on it helps curb unnecessary purchases!

Felicia Renee
3 years ago

I understand that completely! Even as a self-proclaimed minimalist, I declutter quite regularly and realize that I still have more than I need.

Pam
Pam
4 years ago

I try to go through my closet every season and get rid of things I didn’t wear.