Friday, October 1, 2021

Some Ways That Simplifying Your Life Can Help You


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Have you ever noticed how complicated life can seem to get, virtually overnight?

Between all sorts of different professional and personal obligations, assorted goals, household clutter, and all the rest, it’s not hard to find yourself in a situation where you feel overwhelmed by just how much is going on, how much you have to do, and how involved every process seems to be.

Fortunately, today, there are a variety of different tools and services out there, ranging from a consultation with an online doctor to audiobooks on decluttering, that might help you to simplify your life and do without the headache that comes along with excessive complexity.

Here are just a few of the ways that simplifying your life can help you.

Helping to reduce mental overload and overthinking

The state of your mind will naturally tend to be influenced and affected significantly by the state of your surroundings and your immediate environment, among all sorts of other things.

A cluttered desk or home environment, for example, naturally tends to promote a state of disorientation and stress, just as a tidy and harmonious home environment or workspace tend to help to promote a sense of balance and mental clarity.

The thing is, your mental states are not just affected by your immediate physical environments, but also by how much complexity you have to encounter and deal with head-on, on a daily basis.

Looking for ways to simplify your everyday life, routines, and tasks can go a long way towards helping you to reduce mental overload and the habitual mental chatter, rumination, and overthinking that tends to go along with it.

In today’s world, for all of the incredible benefits that we experience as a result of modern society, we also typically have to deal with significantly more complexity than the average person living even just a relatively short time ago ever would have.

Information comes at us from all directions at all times of the day and night, our professional lives are often more hectic and unpredictable in a number of different ways, and there are frequently just more “moving parts” to deal with.

Looking for ways to enhance the level of “Zen” present in your everyday life can be a powerful antidote to feelings of overwhelm.

Giving you more time and energy

One thing about having a high level of complexity in your everyday life that you have to navigate, is that it is inherently time-consuming, and costs you energy as well.

If you imagine a computer, for example, how much more time and energy would it cost you each day if you had to input complex lines of code in order to do anything ranging from opening a file to installing a program, versus if you just had to click once or twice?

The same general principle applies across multiple dimensions of your life. The simple fact is that we all have only a limited number of hours in each day, and no one has an infinite amount of personal energy that they can use to just power through a limitless number of different tasks.

Looking for ways to simplify things in your life can help to free up a lot of time and energy which can then be put to better use, whether by allowing you to relax and enjoy your life more, or by allowing you to be more productive.

Making it easier to stay on top of your duties and chores

The more complexity you have to contend with on an everyday basis, the more likely it is that you will lose track of some of the duties and chores that you need to deal with on a daily basis, not to mention things like your own personal hobbies and projects.

By contrast, simplifying things can help you to better keep track of, and deal with, those core tasks that you really would rather not miss or fumble.

Making it easier for you to see the big picture

Excessive complexity tends to direct our focus in a very particular way – specifically, by causing us to hyper-focused on details, instead of being able to take a step back and really see and appreciate the bigger picture of things.

For an illustration of this, think of the saying “can’t see the forest for the trees.”

When things are a bit simpler, you can more easily take a step back and see what’s going on in general, and you can enjoy a significantly greater degree of mental clarity, without having to micromanage things too much.

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