3 Powerful Habits for Simple Living


slow down, simplify + improve your life

A habit done once might be trivial, but it becomes a powerful tool when you repeat it.

Create habits that reflect the life you want, and you are, in essence, breathing that desire into life.

If you want to slow down and simplify, then here are a few ideas worth considering.

#1 Pause before acting

In this day and age, we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Life is busy, and one of our coping strategies is to make fast decisions.

You can see it in all areas of our lives—we're quick to say "yes" to new commitments and impulse purchases.

It might save us time and energy now, but it often costs more than expected in the long run.

A simple way of making better decisions is by adopting the habit of pressing pause before acting.

Take a deep breath and think about the impact of your decision. Will your future self thank you for your choice? And does it reflect your values? If not, is there a better option?

#2 Create standards and live by them

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of decisions you have to make each day?

If so, you’re not alone. Decision fatigue—a type of stress that comes from making too many decisions—leaves us exhausted.

Life feels confusing and complicated, the complete opposite of “simple”.

One strategy for combating decision fatigue is to create standards for repeated decisions.

Think of these as “rules” for your life, and you can get started by exploring two simple prompts:

-  I say “yes” when …  - I say “no” when …

Use your values to guide you, and then create the habit of using your standards when making decisions.

#3 Find joy in the little things

Steam rising off your coffee. A ray of sunshine coming in the window. The sound of laughter in the distance.

Life will never be perfect, no matter how much you simplify. But if you create the habit of paying attention to little pleasures, it feels lighter and more joyful.

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