“When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real.”
― Henry David Thoreau
Simplifying your life reduces anxiety and stress. It makes you seem like a superhuman compared to the people around you who are scrambling to keep up with self-imposed chaos.
Try these three tips:
- Focus on one thing at a time. If you multitask or jump from one task to another, you’ll add stress and waste time.
- Make small decisions quickly. Instead of analysis paralysis, take a small step, evaluate, adjust, and repeat.
- Batch tasks. For instance, only check email twice a day or write two blog posts instead of one.