How to Simplify Your Life by Planning to Stay Productive

By OAKFLOW

Simple living is all about being mindful and intentional with your planning in order to stay productive

We live in a culture where we are constantly chasing the newest and the best.

But sometimes, this gets to be too much. Our homes can quickly become cluttered with items that we don’t need or want. And our minds can become cluttered with thoughts that don’t serve us well.

It’s time for us to take a step back and think about what is actually important in our lives. The key to simple living is all about being mindful and intentional with what you choose to bring into your life, how you spend your time, and who you spend it with.

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Make a Plan: Where Do You Plan to Start?

When faced with a big change in life, the word of many is “I don’t know where to start.” It is not easy to make a plan when there are a million different factors to take into consideration.

If you’re like many people, you may feel like your daily routine is out of control and like you should make a change. Struggling to make your goals happen? If so, it’s time to plan for success! The first step is making a plan. Smart plans include short-term goals and longer-term goals; and take into consideration obstacles that you might face and how to overcome them.

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Create a Schedule: What Will Your Schedule Look Like Everyday?

Holidays, events, and work can make it seem like your schedule is constantly changing. However, if you would like to have a semblance of consistency in your life, you should implement a schedule. The best way to create a schedule is by first making a list of the activities you want to do on a day-to-day basis. You can use an app or spreadsheet to help you plan out the days of the week.

There are a number of ways to create a schedule. One way is to block out your day into hour-long increments and then fill in the hours with whatever you would like to do. This is called “time blocking.” Another way is to create a list of what needs to be done on a particular day, such as errands, work, chores, etc.

Be Proactive: How Can You Anticipate and Prevent Problems Before They Occur?

Proactive people are not only deterministic and efficient but they also use their creativity to solve problems. They like to work on projects that they know will make a difference and desire to be part of a team that creates change.

They take ownership over their decisions and have the confidence in themselves to step up when the time is right.

In order for proactive people to be successful, it is important for them to understand what motivates them so they can create a plan of action for themselves.

Conclusion: You Will be More Productive if You Simplify

Ofttimes, people think they have more time on their hands than they actually have. They over-commit to things and end up getting overwhelmed with all the responsibilities they take on. Simplifying your life can provide you with more time, but it can also give you a chance to re-evaluate what’s really important in your life. By simplifying, you’ll find that you will be able to prioritize better and make room for the things that are most important.

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