50 ways to uncomplicate your life

Tips for a simpler, happier existence

We all have loads on - We wear many hats, we may be parents, all the while being someone's partner, sibling or child too and having our own lives outside of home with friends and work.

It is easy for life to become very complicated.

"Save money every week, no matter how small"

So how do you even start to slow down? Check out our list of 50 ways you could start un-complicating life today and be inspired!

  1. Don't keep secrets from your partner
  2. Don't try to read other people's minds
  3. You know that elephant in the room – address it, don't ignore it
  4. Get to know your financial situation
  5. Know who your real friends are
  6. Spend less than you earn
  7. Ring your parents regularly to keep in touch
  8. Do something nice for someone else every day without asking for anything in return
  9. Wake up fifteen minutes earlier
  10. Address that funny noise your car is making before it turns into a bigger issue
  11. Donate stuff you don't need – do a clean out every few weeks
  12. Don't waste food
  13. Take the time to cook from scratch
  14. Try and understand a problem from all angles, not just your point of view
  15. Stand up for someone when you hear gossip. Don't take part in it
  16. Address your anxieties and find out what's causing them and how you can fix it
  17. Take the time to know your neighbours – you never know when you may need them
  18. Take a few minutes every day just to listen to each and every family member individually Let them get their day off their chest
  19. Save money every week, no matter how small
  20. Before getting angry, ask yourself if it will really matter in 20 years
  21. Focus on being a good person, not on pleasing others
  22. Stay home this weekend, and finish off that nagging chore that you need to finish
  23. Kiss and make up
  24. Menu plan and buy only what you need when shopping
  25. Pay your bills on time
  26. For just one day, imagine everyone's intentions are good
  27. Give away clothes that haven't been worn in two years
  28. Tell the truth
  29. Don't cheat
  30. Don't steal
  31. If you're holding on to a ridiculous grudge, let it go
  32. Clean your house weekly, so that it doesn't become too large a chore
  33. Be yourself
  34. Say no unapologetically
  35. Cook simple meals
  36. Don't try to keep up with the Joneses
  37. Spend your time with nice people
  38. Avoid drama
  39. Don't text or talk on the phone while driving
  40. Refuse to gossip, or talk behind other people's backs
  41. Do the dishes right after dinner
  42. Never go to sleep angry
  43. Ask nicely for what you need and want
  44. Leave work at work
  45. Don't befriend anyone that isn't trustworthy
  46. Don't envy others
  47. Return emails and phone messages promptly
  48. Schedule in free time
  49. Slow down
  50. Forgive and forget.
Jody Allen
Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum. Stay at Home Mum is an Australia’s largest online mother’s group, providing a non-judgemental platform to relate our inner most thoughts.

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