Our homesTake a leaf out of the minimalist book and organize your home. Less clutter means it's easier to wash, tidy and keep on top of things, so you home does not contribute to a feeling of chaos.
Do you need 30 outfits in your wardrobe? How many items do you actually wear? Could you make better use of a capsule, where there was always something to wear that matched and looked good?
What about the kid's toys? Do they need to have all of their toys at once? Have they got a regular place that is tucked away from view to always return their toys to, once they have stopped playing with them? Little changes like these can make a massive difference to your life and stop you feeling overwhelmed.
There are a lot of things in the modern world that are designed to catch our attention. But sometimes they can act more as a distraction. Try the mantra “One thing at a time.”
So, if you are eating just concentrate of the taste and flavor of the food. If you are talking to your kids, just listen to what they have to say and focus on them. Ok, it's not always practical as they might be used to doing two things at once. But try it out, as they might feel like they are getting a better quality of attention too.
Our TimeOne of the most important ways to streamline your life is to make a list of what is important to do and schedule that into your day. Some people use a planner or calendar for this. While others use their mobile phones. Whatever you do, though just pick one method of scheduling and stick to it, or it can become an unorganized mess.
It's important to think ahead too. Make sure you have your planner or 2017 calendar before the new year. Then you can start planning your goals for the year ahead and putting key dates, and events in. Don’t forget to schedule in some rest time too, though.