Does simplifying your life feel like it’s hard to do?
Does simplifying your life feel like the right thing to do but you don’t know how or where to start?
The easiest was to start simplifying your life is by limiting your options. When we have too many options, we get overwhelmed and end up choosing everything. Then we complicate our lives even more by trying to do all the stuff.
What Do I Mean About Options?
If you have a whole day free from work, what will you do with that day? Will you clean your house? Spend time with your family? Do decluttering? Do your hobby? Meet up with friends? Read a book? Go somewhere with the family? Do homework with the kids? Play with your kids? The list and questions can go on and on. But as you see, we have many choices on what to do with our time.
However, if you limit your options, you simplify your life and make the most of your time! What will help you to limit your options are your life goals. Some may call them your Life Purpose. However, you choose to call it you need to sit down as a family and set your Family Life Goals. You need to see what it is you want from your lives.
One more example is if you lay out 4 sets of clothes for your kid to choose to wear in the morning. How easy will it be for them to pick one out? Now think about giving them only 2 options in the morning, well what about know? How easy and quicker will they choose an outfit?
Need another example? It’s your best friend’s birthday and you need to buy them a gift. You have so many choices to by them something the need, or want, or like, or something you like for them etc. How about you just tell yourself that this year all the gift you will buy will be something meaningful and withing a certain budget.
You have now limited your options to a budget and something meaningful. You will now have less stress in finding a gift and you will have simplified your life around all gift giving for the year!
Life Goals Help In Limiting Options
Life goals are what we aim to do with our lives. Everyone in our family must be on board with this in order to be able to achieve it. Some may want to live on a farm and have a peaceful life as farmers. Others may want to have their own company and live in the city. There are may different types of goals for everyone and none a wrong.
The thing is, once you know what you want to do with your life, it’s a whole lot easier to achieve it since you eliminate what doesn’t help you realise that dream. This is also what helps you with limiting your options.
How To Limit Your Options
When its time to choose between a couple of things to do, you should first narrow it down to the options which help you realise your dream or goals. Once you do this you will have limited your options and now all options are actually in line with your goals.
You can then see which to choose from the limited choice you have.
Limiting your options also helps you on your declutter journey which also helps with living a simpler lifestyle too. Another great thing about limiting options is that it makes for easier decision making in the long run.
Moreover, by having less to choose from also helps with the never-ending questioning yourself if you made the right choice.
I believe you can already see that limiting options makes for a simplified life and has more benefits than you ever thought it would. If you have any more to add I would live to chat. Email me at email@example.com
If you also want to simplify your week you can read more here, and if you want to establish a quick and simple morning routine then you can do so with my help here in this article too.