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Are you one that thinks that living simply means making less money, that you’ll be less successful or maybe less of a business person? There is no better way to say it than you would be wrong. When you simplify your life you actually live a fuller life. That is a mission we have here at Minimalism is Simple – living simply on your terms.
What I have found during my minimalism journey is that the simpler my life becomes, the more I have of the things I want. I have more time and more money for my charities. Best of all, I am able to have some great fun adventures with my family and schedule fitness weekend getaways which I enjoy. I just returned from completing the Disney Princess Half Marathon – FUN! I schedule my life so that I have more of the good things and less of the bad things like stress, clutter, and lack of time.
This did not happen overnight though. It has been a process. I too used to believe that I had to work from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each night to claw my way to the top of the totem pole at work. Two of the best decisions I have made in my life after my family would be to be self-employed and to live in a rural part of the country. There is something very special about walking outside at dawn’s light and hearing birds singing while smelling the fresh country air.
I have also found that when I focus 100% on the task at hand I can complete 4 hours of work in less than 2 hours. If there is one thing you take away from reading this article, it is to structure your day so that you always work from a to do list and tick the most difficult items off your list first. For me that means I need to always work from a revenue point of view for my pool and beach distribution business BUT from a client follow-up perspective for my fitness business. Take a few moments at the end of each day to write down what you need to complete the next day. Then make sure you work from that list.
Let’s break it down:
- Write a to do list at the end of each day and prioritize from most important to least important.
- Do not deviate from that to do list until the tasks are completed.
- Be strict with yourself so that you stay on task.
Mastering these 3 things will be difficult at first but will be the first step to getting you to living a simpler but fuller life. Get moving on writing that to do list!
Living life my way,
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