Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day #30 - 30 Days to a Simpler Life

It's day 30 of 30 Days to a Simpler Life. Woo HOO! I made it!

Challenge 30 - Ask your friends for their best simplifying tips

Here's what I came up with for starters...

1. All things in moderation - One of the easiest ways to become overwhelmed is to allow too much.

  • Too much dessert makes the kids bounce off the walls and me gain weight

  • Say no to the entire collection - Whether it's kids toys, movies, fishing gear, or kitchen items, take just the one or two that you really love and will use and walk away from the rest.

  • Too many outside commitments for any one of us makes for a grumpy stressed out mom.

2. Don't wait for the "perfect time" or it will never happen.

  • Large blocks of time don't come around often. Better a few minutes here and there done decently than waiting for "perfect" to never come. Done is better than perfect in the long run.

  • Keep a running list of things that need done, so you can quickly select something to work on when you have a few minutes.

3. Focus

  • Prioritize your time - Family is more important than cleaning. There are seasons of life for everything. Enjoy each one as it comes.

  • Stay on task - Do not stop putting silverware away to clean the drawer. Write it down and come back to it or neither task will get done.

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