#5 Commit to Offline Times & Places

Not only to simplify and increase your fulfillment, but surprisingly you can increase your productivity by going offline. Counter intuitive, right? But trust me. It’s tough to do; so much of our lives are now online. But it will be like a breath of fresh air…

Commit to Offline Times and Places

We LIVE online.  How did this happen?  No question; we women over 60 have seen the most dramatic innovations in human-kind. (Men over 60, too, but we women actually noticed.) 

#4 Prioritize Alone Time & Just BE

Productivity. Produce. We Americans are all about productivity, doing more, getting more done, multi-tasking, more return on equity (ROE for us business types), etc. etc. etc.  Get more done. Improve productivity! (You’ll get the George Clooney reference and the connection to productivity at the end. Got your attention, thought – right?)

#3 – Minimize Stress by Minimizing Options

You know how difficult it can be to order a meal when the restaurant menu has 10 pages of options? How about looking in your walk-in closet trying to decide what to wear among the packed and piled clothing?  What about looking in your fridge/pantry to decide what to make for dinner? Not-to-mention, walking up and down the cereal isle in the grocery store – 2oo++ different options; REALLY? Or, my favorite mind-bending experience – strolling the aisles in DSW trying to decide what pair of shoes to buy with your $50 Gift Card. Option Overwhelm!

#2 – Unsubscribe!

Not counting work, How many emails do you get a day? How many of you get so many that you’ve had to create a 2nd email address (or 3rd…) to start over?  As part of our 2018 focus of a more simplified and fulfilling life, unsubscribing to emails is #2 on our list. (#1 is here) 

After all the online shopping over the holidays and the “sign-up here for 10% off”offers, it’s probably even more overwhelming. Houzz, Ebates, HGTV, Bon Appetite, Betabrand, Grommet, Etsy, On-And-On-And-On… Heck, Ebates, alone, sends TWO emails a day. If anyone were to send me an important message via email, I may not find it for days.  

#1 – Prioritize Your Passion 10 Minutes a Day

How many things would you like to learn; either learn about or to learn how to do? For me, there are TONS of things – Painting, playing the piano, photography, speaking French, European art history, history of France and Paris, Stoic philosophy, quantum science, and spirituality, write a book… and on and on and on.

What about you? What are the things you “want to learn”? Sadly, most of us don’t make these things a priority and we rarely allocate time to learning new things if it isn’t required for a job or generating income.

There’s always something “more important” that needs to be done.

Simple (but not easy) Ways to Simplify Your Life

If you want to simplify your life, there are several simple things you do. But… it won’t be easy.

Most of the time we’ll wait until January 1 and make a New Year’s resolution to make life changes. But, why? Isn’t our life as important on March 3 or October 18 as it is on January 1?

Instead of waiting until January 1 to make a New Year’s resolution, we’d like to suggest a few things you can do today that will help you simplify your life and feel more fulfilled; 10 simple  (but not necessarily easy) ways, to be exact. We’re all for being healthy, not only in body, but in mind, spirit – AND emotionally, as well. We figure if we work on simplifying and increasing our fulfillment in life, we’ll be taking care of the rest.

10 Ways to  Simplify Your Life and Be More Fulfilled

(#1 – Prioritize Your Passion 10 Min a Day)

(#2 – Unsubscribe  (Responsibly – not Heels and Tevas!)

(#3 – Minimize Options)

(#4 – Prioritize Alone Time and Just BE)

(#5 – Commit to Offline Times and Places)

(#6 – Eating Healthy – or, Banish the Bads)

(#7 – Practice Patience)

(#8 – Prune Your Environment)

(#9 – Move and Hydrate)

(#10 – Give Without Strings)




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