Pared Down living: How to live with less in a time of more

Tips for simplifying your belongings to make life, work, and travel easier.

These days it seems that life keeps getting more and more hectic. What if there were ways to decrease the stress of the everyday? We get wrapped up in work deadlines, maintaining relationships and trying to keep ourselves afloat. Continue reading for some things you can do to help simplify your atmosphere.  

Toss the unnecessary stuff

When was the last time you planned and held a garage sale? Or donated some of your things to charity or a resale shop? If you can’t remember, then you may want to gather some things together and help yourself out by parting with a few things. Most everyone is guilty in this area, having more stuff than we need. Do not be afraid to let things go; if it does not serve a purpose anymore; let it go!  

If it isn’t making you grow, let it go

People and relationships are complicated at times. As you grow and become more mature, you start to realize that you will advance with the people around you or you will outgrow them. Outgrowing people can be a hard pill to swallow. However, if someone or something is prohibiting you from your path to success, then you may find yourself at a crossroads of a difficult decision. In the end, you will know that you made the right choice, you know yourself the best – trust your gut!  

Following a schedule

If you are like most people, then you take pride in your daily routine. It can even be as simple as laying out your clothes or getting together your weekly lunches on Sunday nights. These are just some small things you can do to be proactive and make your life a little easier. Creating a schedule creates peace of mind, organization, and excellent time management skills. That way snoozing your alarm once or twice in the morning could be a possibility.  

Living simply

After you make small organizational steps for you and the life around you, you will see yourself become freer and happier. Do not give into the lie that today’s society tells you today, meaning that the more you have, the more comfortable you will be. When this is the total opposite. Living causes you to allow yourself more time for things that you are passionate about and that are worth your time. Make time for personal growth and fulfillment in the little things.