In today’s fast paced life, being efficient and making smart moves is extremely important otherwise you risk being left behind or become overwhelmed with all that you have to do. Here are 13 ways you can make your life easier
Automate Bill Payments
Embracing the good aspects of modern technology can make your life easier by manifolds. The monthly electricity bill, water bill or anything you need to pay on a routine basis can be set up for automatic payment using your bank account or there are several apps and websites that can help you achieve the same. Saving you from the monthly hassle of remembering to pay all the bills and then taking out the time to sit down and pay each bill individually.
Set Schedules and Reminders
With more and more things happening, and the more cluttered our lives become, it’s not surprising if we forget things here and there, but with the use of digital calendars you can sit back and let the calendar keep in track of your schedule and the things you need to do, be it be some task, your shopping list, a meeting, someone’s birthday, put it all up on your digital calendar.
Declutter your Wardrobe
Decluttering your wardrobe is an extremely underrated but highly effective action, we underestimate the time and energy we spend on a daily basis picking outfits. Separate the outfits you haven’t worn in months and donate it to someone in need. Having a small wardrobe is easy to manage and less laundry to do. Be sure to have outfits which fit various occasions rather than multiple outfits for the same occasion.
Recalibrate your priorities
It’s important to sit down once in a while, reflect on how far you have come, what you are doing now and where you would like to be. Getting a perspective of things can be a good way to align your actions towards your goals and prioritise what needs to be done.
Learning the art of saying no
Each individual no matter where they come from has only 24 hours a day to themselves and one can not be expected to say yes to everything lest the said individual is bound to miss out on the important things in life. Learn to say no assertively and without guilt, it’s an important skill to have to avoid being overburdened with work which do not align with your priorities.
Adopt a monthly budget system
It’s never too early to manage your finances smartly. One of the wisest things to do is savings first and spendings later, what it essentially means is have a set amount of savings separated from your earnings every month and only the rest of the amount should be used for your expenses, people often do it the other way around and that’s why are seldom good at savings.
Focus on your mental health
While we might have a healthy exercise regimen, we seldom do anything about our mental health, which is equally important for our wellbeing if not more. Some of the things we can do to balance our mental health is some meditation, engaging in some soothing hobbies like gardening, even getting a pet can be quite therapeutic.
Regular Decluttering of living space
It’s important to clean up your living space at least once a week and deepclean once a month. Cluttered living space clutters up your mind too. It’s often the misplaced things which cause the clutter, try to cultivate the habit of designating a place for each article you own and make sure to keep them back right at that spot when you are done using them. Developing such a habit will decrease the decluttering you would have to do. Maintaining a schedule for cleaning up chores like mopping, dusting or cleaning the bathroom will ensure you do it on a regular basis.
Have a to-donate box
There must be all sorts of things around your house that you haven’t used in months maybe years, yet they sit there hogging up space, possibly contributing to the clutter. Having a box dedicated to store things which you will donate will serve as motivation to segregate the things you don’t need and give it away to someone in need. You can also have a box designated to store things which you can give away for recycling. Make sure to add dropping of the donation box to your schedule of chores once a month.
Having a morning and night routine
Humans are beings of routine, we work best when we know what to expect and what to do, beginning and ending your day with a fixed routine can give you a sense of power which can be quite soothing. Have a simple routine for the morning right after you wake up from bed and at night before you go to bed and follow it religiously.
Plan your meals
Planning your meals for the week will ensure you don’t indulge in binging or eating food which is not especially good for your health. Also it will help you in preparing the food in advance or getting the requisite ingredients.
Social Media Detox
The amount of time we spend on social media if one keeps track of it is appalling and it seldom brings any value to your life often contributing to negative feelings, its best to time the amount of time you spend on social media and limit it to a decent 1 or 2 hours. Also try to not let social media be the first and last thing you do in a day.
Maintain a journal
Keeping track of your daily activities and having a place to pour out all your thoughts and feelings can have wondrous effects on your well being. Journaling can be a helpful thing one can add to their night routine.