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  • Writer's pictureNathalie Jones

Embrace Simplicity: Daily Habits for a More Enjoyable Life


As the year comes to a close, many of us find ourselves contemplating resolutions and ways to make the next year better than the last. In our fast-paced world, it's easy to get caught up in the chaos and miss out on the simple joys of life. But the good news is that by removing the clutter and distractions that don't matter and incorporating new habits that do, you can bring more simplicity and enjoyment into your daily life. In this blog post, we'll explore ten simple daily habits that can make a significant difference in creating a more simplified and enjoyable life.

  1. Put Things Away: One of the most effective ways to prevent clutter in your home is to put things away when you're finished with them. Enforce this rule with all members of your family to maintain an organized and clutter-free living space.

  2. Weekly Bill Payment: Set aside just 10 minutes each week to pay your bills. This practice not only helps you stay on top of your finances but also eliminates the stress of overdue bills and late fees.

  3. Keep Your Gas Tank Half-Full: Maintaining your vehicle's gas tank at least half-full ensures that you're always prepared for your next journey. Say goodbye to inconvenient last-minute fill-ups.

  4. Build an Emergency Fund: Start saving for the unexpected by building an emergency fund. Even a small amount can provide peace of mind and financial security.

  5. 15-Minute House Cleanup: Gather your family for a 15-minute house cleanup ritual each night. Set a timer and make it a fun challenge to see who can accomplish the most. A team effort can keep your home tidy and welcoming.

  6. Declutter One Space Daily: Take a few minutes each day to declutter a drawer or closet. Over time, this practice will significantly reduce the clutter in your home and simplify your living space.

  7. Create a Filing System: Establish a basic filing system for important papers, bills, and documents. Having an organized system makes it easier to find what you need when you need it.

  8. Live in the Now Moment: Amidst the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's easy to become absorbed in thoughts about the past or future, missing out on the beauty and serenity of the present moment. Practicing mindfulness by living in the "now" is a habit that can transform your life. Take time each day to pause, breathe, and fully engage with your surroundings. Whether it's savoring a warm cup of tea, feeling the gentle breeze on your face during a walk, or cherishing a heartfelt conversation, being present in the now moment can help you find joy and contentment in the simple pleasures of life. Living in the now moment allows you to appreciate the beauty around you, strengthens your relationships, and reduces stress and anxiety.

  9. Unplug for an Hour: Put your cell phone away for at least an hour each night and engage with your immediate environment. Read a book, have a meaningful conversation, or simply enjoy the tranquility.

  10. Prepare for Tomorrow: Simplify your mornings by preparing for work or school the night before. Pack lunches, set out clothing, and gather necessary items in advance. This proactive approach reduces morning rush and stress.

Simplicity is not about implementing complex systems; it's about incorporating small, daily habits that enhance your life and create a greater sense of well-being. By removing clutter and distractions while adding meaningful practices, you can pave the way for a more enjoyable and simplified life. So, as you usher in the new year, consider embracing these ten daily habits to create a life that's filled with more ease, joy, and contentment.

~Nathalie xoxo

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~Nathalie XOXO

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