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Live lighter - 10 tips to make your life easier

Looking for effective tips to make your life easier? Then you are absolutely right here! What we all long for is a decelerating, stress-free alternative to the consumption-oriented lifestyle that has spread in our affluent society. Do you see it that way too? I believe that it makes us happier to simply be satisfied with what we have - instead of always wanting to have more.

If you live more simply, you bring your personal values in line with your own actions, reduce stress and automatically become happier, more attractive and more sustainable. In the end, you benefit yourself, but also your environment, the animals and also the entire planet from your voluntary simplicity!

In this article I would like to give you 10 extremely effective tips that will make your life much easier from one day to the next. Let's go!

Here is in advance a short Overview about the tips from this post:

  1. Read more books
  2. Do without animal products
  3. Think and act minimalist
  4. Spend time with people who are good for you
  5. Focus on positives
  6. Produce less waste
  7. Focus on yourself
  8. Fix fears and worries
  9. Schedule more time in nature
  10. Do what you enjoy!

10 tips that will immediately make your life easier

In my early days as a self-employed person, I only worked. And I mean that exactly the way I say it. It was clear to me from the start that this wouldn't work forever. Accordingly, I also wanted to learn how to slow down my daily work routine right at the beginning.

Here I would like to share with you my most valuable insights and learnings that have made my life much easier - and that are guaranteed to help you, too!


Book reading in bed

Reading provides balance, conversation topics, general education, enhances your social skills, creativity, communication and writing skills, and so much more. It is also the calming counterpart to the sensory overload of fast-paced everyday life and thus saves us from mental overload and stress. If you want to live more easily in the future, you should take time for a good book more often.

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2. Do without animal products

It makes our lives so much easier if we don't accept that our daily actions require animal or human sacrifice. But as long as you do not live vegan, this continues to be the case.

For the blood sticks not only to the people who strip the fur off minks, foxes and rabbits so that fur coats can be made from them. Nor on the people who cut the throats of cows, pigs or chickens so that their body parts can be made into steaks and chops. No. The blood is mainly on the hands of the people who pay money for these products in the first instance.

Are you against cruelty to animals? Then bring your values in line with your actions, eat a plant-based diet and renounce the consumption of animal products. This will make your life much easier and less stressful.

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3. think and act minimally

What you don't need - you don't have to own and certainly don't have to buy new. This is THE decisive basic rule of a minimalist lifestylethat will make your everyday life so much easier. Why? Because he Overview creates and frees you from never or rarely needed ballast.

You have a hard time parting with things? Then clean out properly! This frees the soul immensely. Completing suitably gladly a this online courses to clean out*.

In addition to this I advise you to use a Appointment calendar to use and ToDo lists to create. They help you capture your thoughts on paper and free up more mental capacity. Plus, it's incredibly calming to be able to check off things you've done 🙂 .

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"Think not so much of what you lack as of what you have." (Marcus Aurelius)

More inspiring Minimalism Quotes can be found in the linked collection of sayings.

4. spend time with people who are good for you

Friends who make life easier

Do you have people around you who stress you out and drain your energy, rather than the other way around? Real friendships should actually relax you and give you strength. Address the problems during the next conversation in order to improve the situation. If nothing changes, you should reduce or end the contact. As hard as it may sound, a friendship that costs more energy than it gives in the long run weakens us in the long run.

So spend your time with positive peopleThey will build you up, support you and you can learn something from them. So you can make your life much more relaxed.

Tip: Do you often run out of topics to talk about? Then use from now on these effective questions to get to know!

5. focus on positive things

If you want to live more easily, you should not only hang out more with positive-thinking people, but also fundamentally shift your focus to the positive things in life. Whether climate changeWhen we open the newspaper today, we are struck by a powerful message: a pandemic, a tanker disaster or a murder. Charge of negative events against. Events that suggest that soon the world will end and that everything on earth is exclusively bad.

Yet there are so many incredibly beautiful things in life for which we can be grateful and look forward to. But if you think negatively, you can't expect anything positive. So make a resolution, for example, in your Doing good deeds in everyday life. Develop your personality and learn a new language, for example. And focus on the positive. And be the change you want to see.

Book Tip: The book Factfulness has helped me to see the world as it really is. And that is in constant progress. Here you get it*.

6. produce less waste

You want to live lighter? Then you should free yourself from all the ballast that regularly goes into your trash can. And not by having the garbage collector come and empty it, but by not producing the garbage in the first place. The Zero Waste Lifestyle For example, the principles of "reuse," "borrow," "repair" and "reduce" from. Rules that make it easy to avoid waste and make your life easier. In the end, it's not just you who benefits, but also nature as a whole.

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7. focus on yourself

Of course, this doesn't mean that you should now walk through the world totally selfishly. But there Stress and dissatisfaction mainly a result of constant comparisons with other people you should take more time for yourself. There will always be someone more athletic, smarter, or better at something than you - but there will never be someone exactly like you. Take more time for yourself - do yoga and meditate to focus on yourself and become what you want to be.

Sure - "taking more time for yourself" - that's so easy to say. Therefore one more tip: answer yourself questions like "What do you want to do differently in the new year / or in the next 6 months?" and "What have you accomplished in the last 5 years?". The answers focus on your achievements and ideas, on your wishes and dreams.

8. resolve fears and worries

What are the things that stress you out, scare you, or put you under pressure? Whatever it is, whether it's financial pressure, exam panic, or fear of spiders: try to work on it specifically. There are dozens natural and effective tips against panic attacks and anxiety. In the end it is a matter of Eliminate things that make your life unnecessarily harder.

For example, keep a budget book and see where you can cut costs. And imagine the fearful image of your spider and slowly transform it into a cute little spider with big googly eyes. You can work on all fears - not least of all With the help of an experienced therapist. In any case, these efforts make your life a little easier again.

Tip: Did you know that you can save money through sustainability can? In the linked article I explain the WHY and the HOW.

9. schedule more time in nature

Spend time in the hammock

How wonderful it is to just switch off. Not just your head, but your tech devices and social media too! In a nutshell: being outside in nature offline, is simply awesome! The natural sounds lower your stress level, the Sunlight strengthens your immune system and also the Sensory overload comes to a beautiful end.

You don't have the time? Then identify your daily time eaters and eliminate them bit by bit. Your health will thank you for it, because from this moment on your life will be much more pleasant and easier.

Tip: You don't have to drive hundreds of miles to the mountains or the sea for real nature! Just make your Garden to a sustainable paradise! For example, by creating nesting sites, food sources and simply ideal living conditions for birds. You can learn more about this in the article about the Creation of a bird friendly garden.

10. do what you enjoy!

Of course, this tip applies to everything you do in everyday life - but especially to your job. We work 5 days and 8 - 10 hours a day. In addition, there is often a long way to the workplace and from there back home. How bad is it then to pursue a profession that throws you out of bed in the morning with a bad mood?

Rather, find a workplace where you are passionate. Preferably a job with added value for you, for other people, for our environment and for animals. This is what we should all strive for, as it makes our lives easier. Still looking? Then take a look at the sustainable job portal now!

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On the way to a lighter life!

As I'm sure you've noticed, even the easy life has some principles: Deceleration instead of sensory overload, Self-determination instead of alienation, Minimalism instead of abundance, Nature Conservation instead of wasting resources, Compassion with animals instead of cruelty to animals... all these things connect that you decide for what you already carry in your heart anyway. Only now one's own values and one's own actions finally fit together completely.

But at the end I would like to give you a rather material tip: Create a Hammock an. Both a real hammock, as well as a mental hammock as an imaginary retreat. Both of them will faithfully serve you every day to make your body and mind absolutely relax for some time.

There are dozens more tips and ideas for a truly easy life. Feel free to write me a comment with the things that have made your life even easier.

Stay healthy and relaxed,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: Sustainability is a special factor that has made life easier for me because it gives me a clear goal. At Contribution about sustainable life you'll get tips on how to make your everyday life even more environmentally friendly.

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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