your life is one of the easiest strategies for creating major change in your life.
Most of us understand the value of simplification, yet
at times we lose focus or motivation. I hope this
list of 10 reasons to simplify your life will help get
you back on track!
Simplifying your life:
Streamlining and simplification cut down on the
overwhelm that comes from too many choices, too many
obligations, and too little time.
more time for what's really important to you.
So often we fill our lives with things we feel we need
to do, but which are in fact "shoulds."
Since shoulds usually come from the expectations of
others, very few of these things make us happy.
When you create time and space through simplification,
you allow yourself time for what YOU want to do!
(Not to mention the fact that eliminating shoulds is a
great place to start simplifying!)
you to your center on a regular and consistent basis.
When we aren't wasting our energy on activities that
don't resonate with us, we allow ourselves the time and
space to visit our center, our place of wisdom, the
place we connect to God, regularly and
consistently. Imagine living from this space on an
With so much media attention on "The Secret"
and the law of attraction, it's important to note that
the simpler your life is, the more your unique light can
shine. The brighter your flame, the closer what
you attract is to what you want.
you live "in" the present.
When your life is filled only with what is important to
you, it is easier to stay present in every moment.
It's my firm belief that living in the present (having
completed the past and planned for the future) is the
key to acheiving wholeness.
a sense of graceful, elegant living.
Have you every picked up a copy of House Beautiful
or Architectural Digest and seen a room
overflowing with stuff? Perhaps once in a great
while, but most homes depicted in these magazines are
spacious, neat and often sparsely decorated. When
your living environment makes you feel like you have
room to spread your wings, you tend to soar through
easier to move from "just enough" to
Abundance is a state of mind, and it's interesting to me
that the more we have, the more we feel we need.
When we streamline our lives, it becomes easier to put
this into perspective. Suddenly, we can see that
what was barely enough in fact gives us a reserve.
When we know we have "extra", it's easier to
feel secure, generous and oriented towards growth.
space for new to come in.
I'm sure that somewhere along the way you've heard the
advice "If you want new (xxx), then clean out your
closet!" Whether it's clients, friends or
money, the idea is the same. Letting go of the
old, things you no longer love or use, makes room in
your life. This room can be filled by anything,
not necessarily what you let go of. The important
thing is to set intention while you are discarding the
old: "As I let go of this paisley shirt, I am
allowing room for more clients in my life!"
The simpler your life is, the fewer obstacles you
encounter in day-to-day living, and the more refreshed
and energized you feel. As you start the process
of streamlining, pay attention to your energy
level. Notice how you feel like doing more, how
change begets change, and how joyous life feels!
By the way, Feng Shui practitioners often suggest moving
27 things to get the energy in your home moving.
And notice I said moving, not re-moving! If you
are having trouble getting started eliminating the
excess in your life, moving 27 items (even if just
swapping them around) is a perfect exercise to get the
ultimately maintenance free.
As you go through the process of simplifying your life,
create a goal of being ultimately
maintenance-free. With that as an end goal, I
believe you will find it easier to simplify and not just
change things around. For example, it takes less
time to dust the fewer the items you need to pick up to
dust under. Even letting go of a client who zaps
your energy can leave you more time and vitality to
tackle more of your "ideal" clients.
Don't let the fear of losing what you have stop you from
obtaining what you want!
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Louise Morganti Kaelin was a Life Success Coach who
partnered with others to help them turn their dreams into
reality. She passed on in 2011.