50 ways to simplify your life

Feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities, information overload, relationships combined with the hectic pace of life and high levels of stress?

Don’t panic! Ease your stress, reduce your workload and simplify your life by using these sure shot ideas :

  1. List your five Most Important Tasks (MITs) everyday and work on them.
  2. Learn to say no. Limit your commitments.
  3. Delegate. Stop trying to do everything yourself. Get colleagues to help with projects.
  4. Be on time.
  5. Get enough sleep every night. An exhausted mind is rarely productive.
  6. Explore new ideas often. Be creative.
  7. Don’t waste your time on jealousy.
  8. Declutter and organize your home.
  9. Ask for help if you are not sure.
  10. Don’t try to please everyone. That’s impossible.
  11. Stop multi-tasking. Do one thing at a time and give it your 100%.
  12. Always be honest in your interactions.
  13. Treat everyone with the same level of respect which you would want for yourself.
  14. Apologize when you should.
  15. Be curious and eager to learn.
  16. Network with people. Make new acquaintances.
  17. Don’t be a football of other people’s opinions.
  18. Write things down.
  19. Spend time with positive and like-minded people.
  20. Let go of things you can’t change.
  21. Remember that the key to success lies in hard work.
  22. Excel at whatever you do.
  23. Don’t be frustrated by mistakes. Learn from them and move on.
  24. Fix little problems before they get out of hand.
  25. Be flexible and adaptable.
  26. Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ often.
  27. Smile often. Remember that smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
  28. Start your days with 20-30 minutes of exercise.
  29. Meditate.
  30. Criticize in private, praise in public.
  31. Upgrade your skills.
  32. Say no to distractions while working.
  33. Speak less, do more.
  34. Add your number to do-not-disturb list to avoid telemarketing calls.
  35. Take digital sabbaticals during the day. Check and answer emails during defined periods.
  36. Forget about perfection. It doesn’t exist.
  37. Make gratitude your attitude.
  38. Keep your list of addresses and phone numbers updated.
  39. Finish old tasks before taking on new ones.
  40. Don’t get caught up in office politics.
  41. Stop complaining.
  42. Keep your promises.
  43. Be a team builder.
  44. Be patient. Slow and steady wins the race.
  45. Use technology to automate tasks.
  46. Learn to prioritize your to-do list.
  47. Review your accomplishments each week and plan for the week ahead.
  48. Label, simplify and organize your file systems.
  49. Unsubscribe from unsolicited mails.
  50. Don’t let the work pile up. Don’t procrastinate. Do it now!

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  1. I think we tend to boast with our busy daily routines and active social lives. Actually we are following a trend, which has turned out not to be the elixir of happiness. Successful people are supposed to be always on the move, to plan their new goals and to want more. Actually a more relaxed way of life will give you more.

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