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25 Ways to Uncomplicate your Life

Do you ever feel that life has become more complicated? Perhaps too complicated? Ever wish you could turn back the clock to what seems was a simpler time, perhaps when you were younger, or had fewer responsibilities?

I have sometimes thought about how much of life’s “complications” are self-created despite those adult demands and expectations. And if they are, then some are within our control to change.

Here are some of my thoughts as to how we can move toward a simpler place. Don’t get me wrong. I am not delusional enough to think that this is a comprehensive list, nor that these will be possible for everyone. But I think there is value and sound judgment in doing just a few of these things when/where possible and that doing so can make a big difference.
  1. Don’t wait for tomorrow
  2. Tell people how you feel, for better or worse
  3. Do something you enjoy everyday
  4. Live close to work; work close to home
  5. Minimize unnecessary expenses
  6. Do what you mean
  7. Mean what you say
  8. Treat yourself
  9. Talk, don’t text
  10. Sweat a little everyday
  11. Purge what you don’t use
  12. Pay your bills on time
  13. Be true to yourself
  14. Follow your heart
  15. Listen more
  16. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need
  17. Pack light
  18. Don’t gossip
  19. Choose trust over doubt
  20. Talk to your neighbours
  21. Don’t brood on things you can’t change
  22. Help others in whatever way you can
  23. Keep your promises
  24. Make time for loved ones
  25. Accept

What would you add to this list?


  1. I would also add:

    26. Stop (or slow down) the little voice in your head.



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