What if I told you life doesn’t have to be so damned complicated? What would you say?
If you’re like me, you’ve had some hard knocks in life, yet you keep getting up and pushing through towards your goals and dreams, or some days you do your best to just get through the day.
Because life delivers some hard blows, sometimes many often feel as if life is complicated and is never easy.
I’ve been there!
Here are TEN things you can do to make life less complicated
TYPOLOGY – Take a typology test such as a Myers-Briggs or Keirsey Bates test. Once you know your typology, you’ll better understand yourself. (Want the test? email me, and I’ll send it to you)
- Extroverts/Introverts – how you process and distill your thoughts.
- Sensing/Intuitive – how you learn, take information in, and how you look at the world.
- Thinking/Feeling – how you sort out the information you brought in. How you make decisions on the information and how you compile it.
- Judging/Perceiving – this category plays a significant role in your personal and business life in managing time, getting things done, and if you like things completed or left open and flexible.
There is more to typology, but what I’ve written is some basics.
CHANGING TO GROW
CHANGE – Being open to change is a lot easier than not. Some people will find themselves in a state of being untroubled to change, yet if they don’t, they risk losing loved ones and careers and find themselves living with regrets. There is a status quo barrier that, if not careful, can keep you stuck.
Change can take time unless it’s a forced change, such as a job loss, a relationship ending, illness, or death.
John C. Maxwell wrote, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.
We also get to decide how we’ll handle the changes we are faced with. We can be bitter or use change as a learning experience for a better tomorrow.
When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. ~ Dr. Seuss
VALUES – This is another avenue to knowing yourself better. When you know your top 10 and even top three values, you provide you with learning opportunities.
For example, one of my top values in Health/Fitness. If I’m not working out and living a healthy lifestyle, I get irritated, frustrated, not sleeping well, etc. So, moving toward my value feels good in this area of my life.
INTUITION – listen to your intuition; if you hear a voice so small or booming loud telling you to put on the brakes, then put on the brakes. If it’s a dose of fear over something you want to do, that’s a different story. Step into that fear and get the job done. Speaking from experience, if you don’t listen to your intuition, it can lead to living a more complicated life.
REVIEW YOUR GOALS DAILY – When you review your goals, you can take appropriate action daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Keeping it all in your head just doesn’t work. Instead, get a planner or use the apps on your phone to keep track of things.
MINUTES – We all have the same 1440 minutes in a day, so use every minute of the day. Yes, seriously! When you use every minute of the day to lean into your day, goals, and desires, you’ll accomplish more and find life less complicated. Give it a try. What do you have to lose?
FORCE YOURSELF – to do the things you don’t like to do. OMG! Right, who wants to do that? Simply put, when you force yourself to do the things you don’t want to do, you’ll get shit done.
For example, it’s a huge chore to get content written (that’s the fun part) and then set it all up to load to my social media accounts automatically. Then set blogs to load on my website, LinkedIn, etc. You get the point. One day, I’ll hire a virtual assistant to do all that for me. Believe me; it’s on the goal sheet.
ONE THING AT A TIME – It’s easy to get sucked into doing too many things at one time, which after some time makes things complicated. However, when you can focus on one thing at a time, you’ll get more done, resolve issues faster, and find life gets a bit smoother. \
SAY NO – When you say ‘no’ more often, you might find more peace and calm in your life. This is a practice I’m still working on. There is a saying that when you say ‘yes’ to something, you’re saying ‘no’ to something you really want to do.
CONTROL – When you worry about outcomes or fixate on what other people are doing or not doing, you’re acting in a controlling manner. Instead, focus on you!
CHANGING TO GROW TAKES COURAGE – You’ll have days when your head will fill like it will explode with negative thoughts and days when it’s filled with the gems of positive ideas and thoughts that will move you forward. You get tot decide which direction to take.
The list above is by no means complete, as there are certainly more things you can do to make life less complicated. I’d love to hear your views on how you work to make your life less complicated. So, please send me an email, and let’s start a conversation.
Cheers 🥂 to a less complicated life,
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