How to simplify your life, make time for your passions. Discover what is important to you and to be stress-free: the first story.
I often hear “I have not got time, not enough time. I am too busy, too tired” – have you ever considered that you’re able to put in place a few things which will allow you to regain your time and to focus on your passions, hobbies and fun activities instead of the ones that make you overwhelmed?
In this blog, I am going to refer to the idea of simplifying your life, which I considered when I covered on our masterclass “Make the magic happen, a heart centred approach to business visibility” with Lisa Ferris earlier this month. If you’d like access to the recording of that session, you can purchase it for only £10 here.
Firstly, I would like to say that by using the word simplify I don’t mean to lead a simple life. Or to just to be simple. By referring to simplifying your life I mean to organise your life in such a way that your day-to-day living is easier, smoother and stress- free or at least less stressful. I will mention today a personal story to illustrate the benefits of simplifying your life.
Ten years ago, I bought a second hand car for £5000. I was fortunate enough to have the cash to pay that car in full. I bought a solid Volkswagen golf in my favourite colour, red. A few years previous to me buying the car, I had met a mechanic through a friend. When I bought that car, the mileage was already high and I knew I needed to have regular services to maintain that car.
The mechanic I refer to was not too expensive and as he had been recommended by friends, trust very soon set in. He also comes to my house to pick up the car and looks after the car every time it needs an MOT, a service or repair. His reliability means that for the past 10 years I have not needed to think about my car. This saves me time, prevents hassles and gives me peace of mind. I broke down a few times and managed to be towed away by Derrick with little cost. I am still driving that car. I know I will keep that car up until it dies of a very good old age.
What’s this story go to do with simplifying my life, it’s very simple, excuse the pun! I bought a reliable car, found a reliable mechanic and made sure the car was being serviced on a regular basis so that I didn’t have big repairs, expensive repairs. My experience of sorting out my car has been trouble-free and every time I broke down ( which has only happened twice in 10 years), I was able to sort it relatively easily. I knew I could phone Derrick and I was always surprised that Derrick was able to sort me out.
Some people may say I was lucky . I don’t think it is luck . It is a deliberate decision to make sure that my car is in order so when I need it it is on my drive ready to go. In my next blog I will tell you another story about simplifying your life.
Meanwhile take stock, what could you organise differently to make your life easier and stress free. Start with the keys you have when you enter your house. Where do you put them ? Do you spend time every day looking for them? Let me know below!
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