15 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Attract Happiness
The saying that “you alone are responsible for your happiness” is 100% true!
No one is responsible for how you think, feel or behave.
There’s nothing that is directly proportional or a direct recipe for happiness.
You alone decide what kind of emotions you want to feel or allow yourself feel irrespective.
As long as you’re healthy, you have a place to sleep and food to eat, then being happy becomes a thing of personal choice .
Money is not directly proportional to happiness, your physique isn’t, neither is your closet filled to the brim with exotic and most fashionable items the world can present.
Happiness is what you alone decide to feel in whatever state you are, in life.
Two years ago, I wasn’t feeling like this—I over-complicated my life with things I did not realize I could actually be happy without.
I worried obsessively over my postpartum belly, I couldn’t bear to take my eyes off my ugly stretch marks and most annoyingly, I had a hard time accepting the new look of my breast.
At the peak of all my unhealthy worries, I top it up with a growing financial concern.
Those two years were very intense, I had very little reason to be happy, I was slowly diving into depression and burdening my soul for no alarming reason.
But later on, a spontaneous chain of events turned things around for me, and I am still grateful to have gone through those turmoils.
They changed my life forever!
Decluttering and downsizing my entire life became the ultimate solution to all my unhealthy worries.
I choose to attract happiness by simplifying my life in whatever way I can.
This happiness I feel right now, is long lasting…and as long as I am healthy, have a place to sleep and food to eat, then I am good to go. I also learnt how to save money as a stay at home mom.
Here are 15 helpful tips that will help you simplify your life and attract happiness in whatever state you are right now.
They may seem vague while going through them, but they are very powerful with a long-lasting effect.
15 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Attract Happiness In 2021
1. Get your finances in order
Although the amount of money you have is not directly proportional to your happiness, it is still a good idea to not be completely broke.
Learn to budget your money and prioritize accordingly, you should be able to distinctly separate your wants from your needs and save for the rainy day.
2. Declutter your home
Too much unnecessary clutter in your house can trigger a feeling of unnecessary anxiety and claustrophobia.
Your environment should contain the needed space and air for you to breathe healthily and go about your business unhindered.
Hoarding and choking your house with stuffs will not only make your house unsafe but trigger an unnecessary feeling of needing more without end.
3. Manage your time wisely
Managing your time wisely is the key to a substantial growth in your personal life.
Laying away in your bed and going through social media or the internet for several hours every day will eventually make you depressed and unhappy.
A calculated use of your time will keep you so busy everyday that you look forward to doing something that you love, which ultimately leads to happiness.
4. Get organized
Putting your life in some manner of order could ultimately give you the necessary peace that you crave and the happiness that you lack.
Clean out your house; arrange everything in order, organize your clothes cabinet, match outfits, find a place for your shoes, let your keys stay with keys, organize your kitchen, put your bedroom in order.
Just ensure everything in your house, office stays as organised as you can manage.
5. Develop routines
A practical morning, evening and nightly routine can make every day so much better without trying so hard.
Keeping routines is the best way to attract happiness, simplify/organize your life and ease stress from cluttered chaos.
6. Be happy with yourself
Be happy with whoever you are!
You are what you are because that is how God wants you to be. He is the omnipotent and the best decision maker ever and whichever way he chooses you to be, then that is the best way you can ever be!
Strive to be better at who you are not what you are!
So be happy and know that no one is better than you are!
7. Learn to conquer stress
Learn to conquer stress and never allow it to get the better of you!
Manage your time wisely and ensure you take self care seriously.
Don’t overwork, overthink and overburden your soul.
Take a long break if need be to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.
8. Plan and prepare
Do not live a planless life or wait for tomorrow to take care of itself- tomorrow can’t…you have to plan for tomorrow!
Have an emergency fund in place should in case of emergencies, have a spare of anything important.
9. Take your health seriously
Whatever you choose to do, you need great health to be able to achieve it.
Overworking and over-stressing your body will compromise your immune system and leave you vulnerable to unexpected diseases.
Make routine check-ups a habit, drink enough water, sleep for the recommended hours and exercise as often as you can.
10. Know your priorities
Understanding your priorities is one of the best ways to simplify your life and attract the much-needed happiness that you so much desire.
Ensure you’re focusing your time, energy and money on what actually matters most in your life.
11. Stop trying to be perfect
How ironic?…Those who try so hard to be perfect are usually the people who make the most dangerous mistakes.
Nobody gets a bag full of peace or happiness for striving so hard to be the best employee, parent, friend or neighbour.
You can never be perfect.
As humans, we are naturally designed with loopholes.
Trying so hard to be perfect will depress you, soak you in unnecessary anxiety and keep you always on your toes.
Nobody needs that!
12. Stop overthinking
Stop overthinking and over-worry about everything going on in your life.
Over worrying won’t change anything! just do the best you can, and allow nature to take care of the rest for you.
13. Live for yourself
Strive to live life for yourself, don’t live a pretentious life or try to please anyone because you can’t!
When you live your life mostly to please someone in your life, it won’t yield a happy result in the long run.
At some point, it will yield resentment and regrets.
14. Forgive and move on
Forgive and move on from the people who hurt you in the past, forgive and move on from the mistakes that you’ve made in the past.
Holding onto hurt, grudges and hate will only impede your mental and spiritual growth.
Although it is easier said than done, it is totally doable if you seek happiness and growth from life.
15. Be happy with whatever you have in your life right now
Temporal contentment is usually the key to open doors to greater abundance in your life.
Be happy with whatever you have in your life right now and strive towards achieving other heart held desires.
Chasing blindly at your wants or desires will only cause you to lose the golden ones you have already.
PUTTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER
The act of simplifying your life to attract more happiness is more than rewarding and a long time solution to so many life burdens and impediments.
The 15 tips above will help you simplify your life and attract happiness in whatever state you are right now.
“Happiness is a personal decision…Choose to be happy!”
Slap down those worries and embrace the freedom of happiness and watch how many doors it will open for you.
Simplifying your life is the key to happiness and….
Happiness is the key to everything that you’ve ever wanted!
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