7 Bad Habits You Need to Break to Make Life Easier
Life can quickly get complicated if we let it, overrun with stuff, and loaded down with regrets and obligations, but you can make life easier with just a few simple tips and tricks. As Nelson Wang,
As Nelson Wang, founder of CEO LifeStyle has pointed out; life is about living deeply and taking chances, not about second guessing yourself.
Not Being Able to Say No Can Make Life Easier
There’s an art to saying No that too few of us ever master. However, if you never learn to tell people No, then you’ll be forever beholden to them. You’ll find yourself attempting to accomplish everything, and often things that actually don’t matter at all to you, yourself.
Learn to tell people, No, and then focus on the things that actually matter. You’d be surprised at just how much this one tip can make life easier for you. And make no mistake, you need to learn how to say No to everyone in your life, from bosses to spouses to parents, friends and more.
Not Asking Questions
No doubt you’re constantly asking questions, but how often do you stop at the first answer? That’s the wrong tack to take. It’s vital that you keep asking the question and searching for the right answer. Not just any answer will do.
As Tony Robbins said, “To get results, you can’t just ask the question once. You have to become obsessed with finding the greatest answer.” You need to become obsessed with finding not just “an answer” but THE answer – the one that fits best and helps you make life easier and better.
Thinking Stuff Means You’re Winning
There’s a sense that owning things means that you’re somehow ahead of the pack. Remember the mantra from the 1990s that said, “He who dies with the most toys wins”?
Sadly, that’s wrong. Stuff is just stuff. It’s clutter. It’s yet another claim on your time, your health, your mental activity, and your life. You can make life easier by cutting down on the amount of stuff you own, and that owns you. Set aside time each year to go through your home with a critical eye.
If you’re not using it, get rid of it. Does that mean just tossing it out? Not necessarily. Give it away. Donate it to Goodwill, or another charity where it will be put to good use. The point is to get it out of your life.
Use Your Smartphone’s Calendar
You’ve got a million and one things that must be done, and if you’re trying to keep track of them all in your head, you’re going to find that life is no fun at all. Use the tools you have available – your smartphone’s calendar, for instance.
Chances are good that it’s never far from your side anyway, and by putting all of those dates, meetings, and appointments in the calendar, you ensure that it’s all recorded where you won’t forget about it. You can also share that information with others, and often access it from other devices, like your PC.
Let It Go
Life is about making decisions and then living with the repercussions of those decisions. However, it’s tempting to let past mistakes rule your life. The problem is that you can’t change the past, so you’re stuck in a closed loop of regret.
Learn to let it go to make life easier. The past is the past. Learn the lesson offered, forgive yourself and then move on.
Stop Overthinking and Just Do It
We all get caught up in the planning, and analyzing an aspect of life, but if you let yourself get caught overthinking, it can consume you. At some point, you just have to stop thinking and planning, and go for it.
Learn to See Things That Don’t Matter
Mistakes cause regret, but if you’re stuck in a loop, you need to ask yourself if that mistake is really going to make a difference in a year. What about five years? How about in 10 years? If it won’t matter to your life in 10 years, then you need to get beyond it and focus on making life easier without stressing about it.