Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Moving Toward a Simpler Life

I just came across a great list called 60 Ways to Make Life Simple Again, posted on the blog, Marc and Angela Hack Life.  They offer a lot of good advice to help unclutter our complicated lives.  Here are 20 of their recommendations I particularly like:

1. Don't try to read other people's minds.  Don't make other people try to read yours.  Communicate.
5. Get enough sleep every night.  An exhausted mind is rarely productive.
7. Get off your high horse, talk it out, shake hands or hug, and move on.
16. Be sure to pay your bills on time.
19. Handle important two-minute tasks immediately.
22. Always be honest with yourself and others.
24. Single-task.  Do one thing at a time and give it all you got.
25. Finish one project before you stat another.
26. Be yourself.
27. When traveling, pack light.  Don't bring it unless you absolutely must.
28. Clean up after yourself.  Don't put it off until later.
35. Smile often, even to complete strangers.
37. Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.
38. Apologize when you should.
39. Write things down.
40. Be curious.  Don't be scared to learn something new.
49. Let go of things you can't change.  Concentrate on things you can.
56. Excel at what you do.  Otherwise you'll just frustrate yourself.
59. Build something or do something that makes you proud.
60. Make mistakes, learn from them, laugh about them, and move along.

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1 comment:

Angela said...

Good advice! My favorites are:
*Pay your bills on time
*Get enough sleep
*Clean up after yourself
Those are so true!