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15 Ways To Simplify Your Life And Become Zen

UPDATE: This previously ran on October the 22nd however, come the weekend we thought everyone needs a little zen time so we brought it back.

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It’s sometimes nice to reduce complexity in your life, just step away from the stress and busy routine and just simplify. Making things more streamlined and more efficient can have a great impact on you and in the long run lead to a healthier you. Your life seems to slow down a little when you simplify and you’re able to appreciate more free time and enjoy moments as opposed to rushing through them.

Here are a few ways you can learn how to simplify.


–          Get rid of unwanted clutter

–          Turn off your cell phone sometimes

–          Go to bed early

–          Consider what you’re wearing the next day the night before

–          Make your lunch for the next day the night before

–          Say no when you don’t want to do something

–          Catch up with old friends

–          Tell the truth

–          Create an organization system that works for you

–          Carry a note book and pen wherever you go

–          Enjoy the present moment as much as you can

–          Ask for help

–          Reduce your wardrobe to only the things you wear often

–          Be positive

–          Finish old tasks before taking new ones

–          Focus on one thing at a time


Simplify your life as much as you can. If you have any other tips you’d like to share we’d love to know them!

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Marta from 2nd Funniest Thing -October 22, 2012, 12:44PM

Great advices, thanks for sharing!!

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Sheva -October 22, 2012, 1:55PM

Great list! Thank you for sharing- I really needed this reminder :)

sofia -October 22, 2012, 6:29PM

Thanks! I really like this :-) … when do we get a sneak peak at the holiday catalog??? :-) :-) any hints? Can’t wait!!

daughter of grace -October 23, 2012, 12:02AM

how about one.
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Lauren -October 23, 2012, 2:28AM

The thing that made just about all this happen for me, in one fell swoop, was moving to a foreign country. Not exactly a cheap way to go about it, but it comes with the territory if you only take four duffel bags ;)

Shannon -November 12, 2012, 12:54AM

Thank you. This helped to de-stress my life when I needed it most. I hung a print-out of this article up as a daily to-do list.

Diana -December 17, 2012, 2:57AM

Wow so cool to see this photo from my photo shoot with Britta last year up on the FP blog! You can check out the details behind the entire shoot if anyone is interested :)


Zet -February 22, 2013, 5:58PM

I needed this!

chawrry -May 16, 2013, 11:11PM

Thanks for sharing! will definitely keeps this in mind :)

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