Life can be busy, hectic and complicated sometimes. Luckily, with just a bit of planning, you can get through these hectic times by simplifying your life. In this article, I sat down and made a list of 20 things that can help you to simplify your life today.

Simplifying can be a bit of a process...

But if you ask me it is one of the best things that you can do for yourself, because it just makes life so much more enjoyable.

These 20 tips are all very easy to accomplish and very effective the minute you start doing them.

Simple living here we come.

1. Plan your meals

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Look at your diary every week so you know what's happening. Plan your menu and shop online.

2. Declutter your home

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Get rid of the things you don't need. Make more space and it's easier to keep clean and tidy.

3. Say no and own it

Be firm in saying no to things that aren't important to you.

4. Your clothes

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Only keep things that you love and make you feel good.

5. Paper clutter

Sort through it often. Set up a filing system and shred the rest.

6. Keep your home tidy

Put things away regularly throughout the day. Encourage your kids to help with tidying up.

7. Your time

Find ways to be more productive and efficient. Don't waste time on things that don't matter. Be intentional on how you spend your day.

8. Your finances

Map your monthly income and outgoings. Plan to save more.

9. Your evenings

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Prepare for the next day. Find time to unwind and relax before bed.

10. Your mornings

Create a morning routine that sets you up for the day ahead.

11. Your health & fitness

Find simple, realistic ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise into your day.

12. Declutter your mind

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Do a brain dump to get your thoughts down on a journal. Get clarity and develop action points.

13. Relationships

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Invest your time and energy on those that count.

14. Your self-care

Put yourself first every now and then. You're important.

15. Get organised

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Cut the stress, stop winging it. Plan and prepare.

16. Chores & housework

Establish simple routines to keep your home clean, little and often. Set up a rotation and delegate if you can.

17. Your daily routine

Find ways to do things you want to do as well as what you want to do by creating a flexible daily routine to keep you on track.

18. Your clutter

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Not just physical clutter but clutter in all its shapes and forms.

19. Your expectations

Be realistic and focus on your priorities.

20. Ditch negative people who bring you down

Distance yourself and let go of toxic relationships. Surround yourself with awesome people.

How simplified is your life now?

What are some of the ways you can simplify your life?

Are there any other ways to simplify your life? (other than the 20 ways)

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