5 Ways To Simplify Your Life, Get Stuff Done & Stay Sane

According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults report experiencing high levels of stress with half this group reporting an increase of stress during the past year.

These 5 ways to simplify your life will help you get stuff done and stay sane in your busy schedule. Whether it's just you, or if you have a family, these are proven steps you can take starting today. As a thank you, I would love to give you a FREE planner that has been proven successful as you apply these simplifying tips. Click to read and download your freebie.

We all experience stress in different ways and for different causes. Some of your stress may come from work, school, children, family life in general, or from something else.

No matter where your stress is coming from, there is a way to help simplify your life so you can get stuff done and stay sane.

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I advocate for these 5 ways because I use them in my personal life. For me, my family is my first priority, my faith is second, my business is third, and everything else comes after these three main areas of my life. Doing what you love and helping your loved ones do the same can quickly become overwhelming.

As a parent you want your child to have experiences, social skills, and new opportunities. But perhaps their crazy schedules are causing more stress in your life (and your family’s life) than you want.

Perhaps, it’s difficult for you to say “no” because of the fear of missing out. And because of this fear you’re overbooked, overworked, and wondering how to slow down.

Whatever your situation, these tips will help if you’re willing to apply them.

5 Ways To Simplify Your Life, Get Stuff Done & Stay Sane

1. Your Day’s Purpose

Decide on your day’s purpose the night before. What is it you want to accomplish most that day? Focus solely on this purpose and goal. Give yourself permission to allow everything else to take second place.

2. Don’t Over-schedule

Minimize your schedule as much as possible. Decide on your main goal for the day, and then two or three smaller goals throughout the day.

For myself, with lots of small children at home, it’s difficult to decide specific times.

My schedule revolves around my youngest one’s nap-time and the helpfulness of my oldest two. The only “real me time” I have is before they wake up and sometimes after they go to bed. This time is already blocked out for other purposes.

I have found communicating with my children and being honest with the family’s goals for the day has drastically helped. If you help them feel part of something greater than themselves and include them, they will be more willing to help you.


3. Cutting Out Activities

I know your children love doing a million things, and as a parent, parent-guilt is real because you don’t want them to miss out. However, do you and them a favor and pull them from all but one or two activities (you decide as a family).

Cutting out activities and deciding what is really important as a family will be a complete game changer. Decide for yourself on the ONE activity that is making you a better person, and keep it in your life. Don’t justify keeping the other activities or groups.

I understand, there are a lot of good and worthwhile activities, but you want the best ONE for you and your family.

4. Creating A Dedicated Schedule

Set and decide on a dedicated weekly schedule. Pick the day and time (if you can’t pick the time, then at least pick the specific day) for those things that keep your house and family successful.

For example, here is a list of a few household activities that require attention:

Which activities will you be doing by yourself, with your spouse, and which of those on the list can you assign your children to help with?

5. Set Monthly, Yearly Goals

I’m going to be completely honest, it’s not easy to be a parent and have time for yourself. But it is possible.

When I decided to start my blog I knew I did not want to take time away from the children. So, I wake at 4 a.m. every morning and work for several hours after the children retire to bed.

I can promise that setting no more than 3 yearly goals and breaking them down into monthly benchmarks has been such a blessing in helping me to accomplish what I want in my life.

When you set goals you’re working towards something greater than yourself. You were meant to do amazing things, but sometimes a little guidance is needed along the way.

If you’d like to learn more about scheduling sanity into your daily life, finding your day’s purpose, and how to set yearly and monthly goals like a rock-star, sign-up for our free e-course below.

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