By Mindy Longhurst
Sometimes this crazy world can become overwhelming. Simplifying life is the key to feeling less overwhelmed and calmer. Below are some ways to simplify your life today.
Put electronics down
Putting electronics down and even turning them off can help simplify your life tremendously! Reducing the amount of time spent on social media, TV, phones and computers can help the mind to be able to calm down and focus. The time that you could have spent on electronics can now be used to simplify your life in other ways. President Nelson just recently challenged the youth to have a seven-day fast from social media. Try taking this challenge!
Taking a few minutes each day to meditate can help clear the mind. Clearing the mind helps your brain to be able to function better and helps reduce stress.
Write in a journal
Writing in a journal also helps to relieve stress. Writing can be therapeutic and can help to express your emotions and feelings.
Decluttering by reducing the amount of things in your house can help to simplify your life. Start with clearing out clothes or shoes you do not wear. Then focus on clearing out other things to help simplify your life. You will be surprised at how simplifying your closet and home can help to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
Organize your things
Organizing your things can also help to simplify your life. If everything is organized, it is easier and less stressful to find the things you are looking for.
Read a book
Reading a book is a great form of entertainment instead of using electronics. Reading also helps your mind to function better and to decrease stress.
Learn how to say no
Learning how to say “no” to people can be very difficult. But, sometimes when you say “yes” to everyone and everything you can become overwhelmed and over scheduled. This can make it difficult for your brain to rest and can cause stress. Simplify your life by only saying yes to things you really need to do. This will help to reduce stress and help you to have a more positive outlook on things.