Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Simple Life

My Peonies are blooming!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Peonies...they make me smile.  They remind me of a simpler time when people actually sat on their front porches, drank sweet tea and watched the evening sun set.   

30 Ways to Make Your Life More Simple

1.Resign from a commitment you’re not passionate about.

2.Stop trying to be perfect.

3.Implement a basic cleaning schedule.

4.Sign up for automatic billpay.

5.Automate a portion of your investing.

6.Clean out your media collection and keep only the items you love.

7.Plant perennials that will automatically bloom next spring.

8.Clean out your purse or wallet.

9.Put a paper shredder next to your mail spot.

10.Wind your wardrobe down to pieces that work together.

11.Delete any social networking accounts you don’t actually use.

12.Add your number to the do-not-call list.

13.Create a car maintenance schedule and post it somewhere you’ll see it.

14.Design a filing system that you can stick to.

15.Start your day with a healthy meal.

16.Turn your phone off when you need quiet time.

17.Invest in a programmable thermostat.

18.Set one good goal, and go achieve it.

19.Record your good “shower” ideas and then implement them. (Don’t we all get our best inspirations in the shower?)

20.Write to a friend with (gasp!) pen and paper.

21.Set limits on your bad habits, and reward yourself when you stick with them.

22.Stop trying to be a saint and indulge yourself every once in a while.

23.Pay off your credit card debt.

24.Avoid watching commercials and reading advertisements.

25.Rediscover the pleasure of reading purely for enjoyment.

26.Plan two weeks of delicious meals ahead of time and skip the nightly grocery run.

27.Go to your doctor for a preventative checkup.

28.Remember the joys of doing nothing.

29.Single-task as much as possible.

30.Learn to ask for help.

(Thanks to Hip2Save and for 30 great ways to simplify our lives! For more inspiration from check out 4 Simple Ways to Make the Most of Your Day and 4 Ways to Fight “But I Might Need It Someday” Syndrome.)


jskippy11 said...

I LOVE this... and I am trying to start with number one... which is actually my job! I have been applying for different jobs to see if I can even get anything else.. There are some really good ones on this list that I need to work on as well... Thanks for posting it!

Nikki said...

I LOVE peonies too...just not the ants that come with them ;)

Rachel said...

Hee hee, you should drive up Galena near my end of the town in the evening and you'll see LOTS of people sitting on their front porches . . . :)

(Love Peonies too. Mine are starting to get all big and flirty and I think I see a few buds poking out of the skirts).

Holly said...

I love this list! You rock flip floppin mama!!!