Are you, like most of us, suffering overwhelm-itis? For me it came from being raised without the word “no” in my vocabulary. Whatever the origin, it’s a nasty thing to suffer – so here’s some of my favourite articles and blogs on how to bring things back to a manageable level (or even better, an enjoyable one!)
PS Clicking these will open them in a new window, so you can just close that when you’re done and check out the next.
- The Four Laws of Simplicity, and How to Apply Them to Life – a primer on how to get rid of ‘stuff’. I’d add that it helps if you don’t tackle too big a project. Get your feet wet on smaller ones first.
- Simple Living Simplified: 10 Things You Can Do Today to Simplify Your Life – I love this one. It’s also got a link to a free download of 72 things you can do, but this post cuts to the core of the matter.
- Don’t Have Time for Goals? Simplify Your Commitments – this one deals with a reader question about simplifying in the face of things like kids & family.
- Limiting Yourself: The Key to Your Success – Jonathan doesn’t believe in publishing anything less than mindblowing. I love this philosophy, and how clear and powerful it makes what he does publish.
- Why Trying to be Productive is a Huge Waste of Time – best of all, this talks about how to decondition yourself from this bad habit.
- Purging – this is a post on his experience of de-cluttering and the rules he evolved out of it.
- Saying No – short and to the point about the true cost of saying yes.
- Defining Simplicity (Unclutterer.com) – Some guiding principles
- Simplifying Your Information Intake (Lifehack.org) – digital simplicity for the email overwhelmed. Like me. When google told me I had 12,000+ unread emails, I turned the counter off.
- Eight Ways To Simplify Your Life And Have More Fun (Koransky.com) – an old article but some good tips. I like the ‘news fast’. I do it fairly frequently.
- Slow Down! You Move Too Fast – a news article (yes, I see the irony) about the ‘Slow Living’ movement
- Slow Movement – Wikipedia – besides the rundown, there’s some great links in there if you want to know more about your local version
If I’ve missed a good one you know of, please share it with us in the comments. What’s your favourite tip?
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