All humans have a common goal in life: to achieve a true happiness. The biggest factor that prevents you from doing so is yourself. Every day you set the limits, intentionally or not. Either embrace your life, or you can hide from it, the decision is yours. If you want to live, these are the things that you must stop doing and things you can do to make your life simpler:
1. Other people’s approval
Who cares what the other people think? If you are satisfied with the decisions you’ve made, why should you be concerned about someone else? Consider how many things you can accomplish when you stop allowing others to determine in which way will you live.
2. The idea of the perfect partner
‘Perfect partner‘ does not exist. And, we have solved that. What prevents you in life to go ahead, is a search for the perfect man/woman that you created in your imagination. Rather than to strive for someone impossible, find the one who is ‘right’ for you.
The key to happiness is to stop having unrealistic expectations. If you give up your expectations, you’ll never be disappointed. We often believe that how we treat others will come back to us, but most of the time it is not true. Do not do things with the expectation that you get those back, do it because they make you happy. Open your mind.
Happy people tend to have very high self-esteem. They are accepted for what they are, they are proud, and they spread positive energy. There is no reason for uncertainty. If you have reduced confidence, change it. Only you have the ability to become the best version of yourself.
Happiness is not getting everything you want, but to like what you have. Stop the envy of others and begin to appreciate what you have. Everyone’s life is unique. When we behave jealously, we draw negative energy in our life, of which we do not have anything good.
6. Focus on intrinsic value
Let’s be honest, for the happiness we do not need much; food and drink, a roof over our heads, the people we love, a job in which we find meaning. Even though many advertisements want to convince us that material wealth brings happiness, it is not true. Recognize the beauty of a simple, modest life, filled with lasting values. That does not mean you have to live austerely, but wouldn´t it be better, instead of the fast race for material wealth, to focus our thoughts on inner values?
7. Turn off the television
For many people, watching TV is a hobby that robs them of a large part of the time. On average, per day we spend three to four hours in front of a television. Usually, we cannot think of anything – smarter. But those who are wiser (unfortunately rare) have already eliminated the problem – and simply got rid of the TV. And never complained about that. When you turn off the television, suddenly you have more time and energy for other activities; reading, hanging out with a friend, family …
8. Plan your time
If you want to simplify your life, get used to systematically planning time. Every morning, use 10 minutes and plan what you need to do for that day. What is the most important task? For that task take the most of the time, and this, at a time when you have the most energy; someone has the highest energy early in the morning while others work better in the afternoon. Set deadlines and accurate in what time you want to perform a particular task. Plan some trifles too – so you will not forget them, and you will pass the day without stress.
9. Get rid of the useless stuff
Is your apartment crowded with things that you do not need, and just about tripping over them?
Useless old stuff not only that they take up valuable space, but they were constantly distracting our attention, bother us, make us nervous; old newspapers are asking to be re-flipped again, the old puzzle to assemble it again. Create a “general cleaning” – take the Terminator action to clean up and be ruthless!
10. Be neat
Most of the people like to order. This is true even for those messy. Everyone likes the well-structured layout of the desk or neat rooms. Orderliness gives us a sense of simplicity and clarity, provides us with a good overview of things that does not interfere with our concentration.
The neat and clean environment also has another advantage; saves time. If everything is in place, the faster you will find what you are looking
11. The need for control
Sometimes you just have to let things happen as they should. You may not be stressed whole life only because you cannot have the influence of everything. You simply cannot control everything. Relax and let things run their course. Accept the unfamiliar and enjoy the excitement that it brings.