YOU DON’T NEED ALL THAT STUFF!!!
Living simply is simply living a life that you don’t need a vacation from (check out my “Dr.Ruby Live” on youtube or my “What’s Holding You Back” newsletter for more on that subject). In order to live that type of life, you need to have systems in place that will create an environment conducive to such a life. Simplification can not thrive in a space of chaos and confusion…write that down and remember it!
Let’s first determine what are some things in your life you don’t want to have to think about or worry about all the time. Maybe there are just some things you are not good at or just don’t like to do, why not hire someone that can get the job done? Don’t overthink and over-complicate getting the help you need, professionally or personally. The “Struggle” does not have to be that real!!! Don’t glorify having to scratch and claw your way through! You shouldn’t have to fight your way through, especially if there is a simpler way to get things done.
Next, change your mindset. Just because your parents and parents-parents did things a certain way, does not mean you have to follow suit, especially if their way is not beneficial to your lifestyle. Once you have established how you want to live, start planning, budgeting, and saving for those systems that you want to put in place that will make your life simple and give you peace of mind. Peace of mind is priceless, and having processes in place to help maintain your peace of mind is worth every penny.
Last, but certainly not least, DO NOT feel guilty or ashamed for wanting to live a simple, uncomplicated life. You are worth it!
A FEW SIMPLE PROCESSES TO CONSIDER
1.) Put your bills on autopay
2.) Block off self-care times on the calendar for the remainder of the year
3.) Meal Plan or Prep: Create a grocery list of those planned meals or hire someone to cook your meals if you can afford to.
4.) Put the phone on ’do not disturb’ for a certain period of the day. Remember our self-care plans?
5.) Delegate: Budget for a housekeeper, Admin, Social Media Manager, Nanny, and whoever will make your life simpler.
Remember: Less is more!
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