10 tips to live more simply / by Tyson Pop

Select your top 5 What are the five most important things in your life? Have you ever found yourself at the end of the day and feeling as though you got through nothing you really cared about? Decide what you value most and commit your time to those things.
 

Say no We often agree to take on more than we can handle. Create some boundaries on your time. When you know your major priorities, saying no becomes easier. Great article about this here.

Switch off notifications Have you ever almost been asleep and then received an email, Facebook or Instagram alert? It's so annoying. Switch them off and check them at a time that works for you, not every time you're interrupted by one. 

 Minimize Life is easier to operate with less. 

Discover enough We keep buying, renovating, updating and spending more than we earn. What point are you trying to reach? “More” is not an answer. Let's figure out what 'enough' is, so we know when we can stop accumulating.

Meditate This practice will slowly teach you not to let your emotions be drive your decisions. Here's a list of benefits you'll experience through meditation.

One thing at a time Stop multitasking. Focus on one task at a time. Regardless how talented you are at multi tasking, you perform better when you focus on one thing at a time.

Check emails once per day We love the sense of being busy. So often when we feel as though we have nothing to do, we find ourselves checking emails to see if anyone has anything to say. Set an allocated amount of time each day to checking emails, rather than constantly being drawn back to it when you’re bored.

Bin credit cards If you can’t pay for it in cash, you don’t need it right now. Get rid of your credit cards and save for what you need. In the process of saving we realise how many impulse buys we make.

Take a rest day Though it can be hard for our ego to accept, the world doesn’t fall apart when we take a break. At the end of each week, switch off you phone & computer, close your diary and enjoy some down time. Rob Bell has an amazing podcast about the benefits of rest. Being busy in our culture is almost a bragging right, but if you take a look at the benefits resting one day each week, you may reconsider.