Some might ask how certain ways listed here will Simplify Your Life. Saving time is a great way to simplify your life. Here are two other examples:
Relationships are an aspect of every day living. Good ones help you flourish while bad ones can contribute to your demise.
Keeping things that are no longer of use or value clutter our spaces, and are sometimes harmful, such as expired medicines or makeup.
10 More Ways To Simplify Your Life by Susie The Busy Woman
1. Keeping up on relationships in this day is a wonderful surprise and joy to your friends. So take a few minutes to write a short note to someone you care about. A handwritten letter gives more joy than you can imagine.
2. Take a few minutes and go through your Continue reading
Sometimes all you need is a nap.
When was the last time you took a nap? Sometimes when we hit a wall during the day a nap can rejuvenate you. Set a timer for 20 minutes and see how you feel after you wake up.
Elizabeth Scott, M.S. writes on about.com:
The Benefit of a Power Nap: Studies show that 20 minutes of sleep in the afternoon provides more rest than 20 minutes more sleep in the morning (though the last two hours of morning sleep have special benefits of their own).
I used to hate napping. But while burning the candles at both ends I learned that putting my head down on my desk for 15 minutes helped me be able to get through the rest of my day. Setting an alarm is a must. I still don’t like napping but sometimes I just have to do it. And it always proves worthwhile.
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Laundry rooms come in all shapes and sizes. There is no “one” right way to organize your laundry room. So here are some laundry room organization tips to help you get started.
I found containers at K-Mart that fit between your washer and dryer or between the wall and either unit. Slim and clean looking, they will help keep things organized. Use them for those single socks that have lost their mates. Then, every week or two, take about five minutes to match up the pairs you thought were lost forever. It DOES work most of the time! Use the other drawer for laundry soaps and/or other laundry needs, however I use mine for a trash can. It’s right near me, doesn’t show, and is very neat. Continue reading
So often I hear from many women who write to me… “There’s just not enough time in my day!” Then there is… “work all day (whether at home or away) and then I’m supposed to get dinner on the table, have the kids bathed etc…” There are SOME solutions, but it takes time to implement them and get the whole family in on the same page.
One of these solutions is to try getting the house and garage organized so that YOU understand where everything is. Then you can explain it to the rest of the family. GET SOME HELP! Have a friend or another mom/grandmom come over to help you and try to send the kids to their friends house. (I know this isn’t always possible.) I personally set the kids up to play in the sprinklers in the yard and when they were tired of that, I had a new movie all set up for them if they got themselves all showered and dressed. Then I hired two teenagers for 3 hours and paid them. They were thrilled because they really didn’t do much. They got to guide the children from here to there and occasionally take something from here to there for me. (Many young teens would love to be a mother’s helper now and again.)
Then, onto the rooms. Now some of the rooms I was able to do while the kids were out playing. I assessed one room, found containers for it (I purchased a long time prior because I just HAD to have them when they were on sale), and started sorting. In a boys room full of Lego’s® and junk, I literally raked everything into a pile into the center of the room, sized up how large a container or two (or three) I would need for Lego’s®, then put those containers on one side of me and some small ones on the other. I called my son in to help decide what he was keeping or not and we went at it! I could see when he was getting tired and sent him off to take a break. When he got back I had a lot of it done and he felt at ease to start in again.
Take one room a week. This will cut down on the stress of doing such a large task. I started with the garage figuring that I had better have it organized before I started in the house. This way, if there were things that the kids wanted to keep, but didn’t use that often anymore, I could label it and find a place in the garage to put it.
There is only so much one can do when in a smaller home or office. So please try not to put too much pressure on yourself to get things perfect. The only time I can say that I had things as close to perfect as anyone with three children could get was when I lived in the same house for over 9 years and had the place remodeled to my specifications. Then there were special cabinets under this counter, a walk in closet in this room, a closet organizer in that room, etc… Even then it wasn’t near complete. BUT I did know where everything was. And the house WAS neat, clean and tidy.
With that I will leave you with these 10 Ways To The Simplify Life…
* Design a card for someone you love.
* Laugh. Often.
* Blow bubbles.
* Run through a sprinkler.
* Color in a coloring book.
* Visit a pet store and hold the puppies.
* Paint a picture of your family.
* Sign letters to your spouse and significant other with x’s and o’s.
* Pick dandelions.
* Go to the library and check out two books you’ve been wanting to read . . . and read them.
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For some lucky women, keeping track of time comes naturally. They are always prompt, even early for appointments. They seem to have an alarm clock programmed into their brain.
Then there are women who can remember an appointment one minute, walk out of the kitchen/office and then totally forget the appointment. It’s scary for some of us!
Having given time management seminars, I know there are a lot of women out there just like that. If you’re one of them, I have an inexpensive easy solution that works. Purchase an inexpensive digital alarm watch that is simple to program.
If you have a watch you like already, then put the alarm watch in your pocket or purse. When you are sitting down in the early morning (HA, how many of you sit down in the morning?) or maybe when you sit down at night for a bit, take out your calendar and check your schedule. If you have an important meeting or appointment you will need reminding of, simply set the alarm for the time you will need to head out and pop it in your pocket or purse and forget about it. (Maybe set it for when you need to start getting ready if you have to dress up or put on some make-up.)
I can’t tell you how many times my sons alarm watch goes off when I need to be somewhere. It’s a lifesaver!!! (Now remember, I suggested you get an easy to program watch so you can program it in a minute.)