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Living Lighter – The Best Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Living Lighter – 10 Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Looking for effective tips to make your life easier? Then you've come to the right place! What we are all longing for is a decelerating, stress-free alternative to the consumption-oriented lifestyle that has become so prevalent in our affluent, overcrowded world. Disposable society has spread. Do you see it that way too? I think it makes us happier to simply be content with what we have - instead of always wanting more.

Those who live more simply bring their personal values in line with their own actions, reduce stress and automatically become happier, more satisfied, more beautiful and more sustainable. In the end, you, your environment, the animals and the entire planet will benefit from your voluntary simplicity!

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

10 tips that will immediately make your life easier

Book reading in bed

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

Here I would like to My most valuable insights and learnings that have really made my life easier and more enjoyable - and that are guaranteed to help you too!

1. read books more often

Reading creates balance, topics of conversation, general education, promotes your social skills, your creativity, your communication and writing skills and so much more.

It is also the A calming counterpart to the sensory overload of fast-paced everyday life and thus protects us from mental overload and stress. If you want to live a lighter life in the future, you should make time for a good book more often.

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Tip: Simply buy your books second-hand and save money! Take a look, for example at Medimops* for used books.

2. avoid animal products

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

Because the blood is not only on the people who strip the fur from minks, foxes and rabbits so that they can be made into fur coats. Nor is it on the people who slit the throats of cows, pigs or chickens so that their body parts can be processed 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 personal values with your actionseat a plant-based diet and refrain from consuming animal products. This will make your life much easier and less stressful.

Decisive help herefor example the online course "Going vegan made easy "*.

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3. think and act minimalistically

You don't have to own what you don't need, and you certainly don't have to buy it new. That 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 ballast you never or rarely need.

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

In addition, I advise you to use a Appointment calendar to use and ToDo lists to create. They help you to record your thoughts on paper and free up more mental capacity. It also has an incredibly calming effect when you can tick off things that have been completed 🙂

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Book Tip: For a compact introduction to the world of minimalism, I can recommend the book "The minimalism project" by Christof Herrmann. If you like, you can get it for example here at Thalia*.

4. spend time with people who are good for you

Friends who make life easier

Do you have people around you who tend to stress you out and drain your energy instead of the other way around? Real friendships should actually relax you and give you strength.

Address the problems at the next meetingto improve the situation in a targeted manner. If nothing changes, you should reduce or end the contact. As harsh as it may sound, a friendship that costs more energy than it gives in the long term weakens us in the long run.

So spend your time with positive peoplewho build you up, who support you and from whom you can also learn something. That way, you can make your life much more relaxed.

Tip: Do you often run out of things 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 a lighter life, you should not only hang out with positive people more often, but also focus on the positive things in life. But whether climate changepandemic, tanker accidents or murders - when we open the newspaper today, we are confronted with an enormous Charge of negative events against. Events that suggest that the world is about to end and that everything on earth is all bad.

Yet there are so many incredibly beautiful things in life that we can be grateful for and look forward to. However, those who think negatively cannot expect anything positive.

So, for example, make a resolution in your Doing good deeds in everyday life. Develop your personality further and learn a new language, for example. Just focus on the positive. And be the change you want to see in yourself.

Book Tip: The book Factfulness has helped me to see the world as it really is. And that is in constant progress - on the path to positivity. Get it here*.

6. produce less waste

Do you want to live lighter? Then you should get rid of all the ballastthat regularly ends up in your garbage can. And not by having the garbage collection service come and empty it, but by not producing the garbage in the first place.

The Zero Waste Lifestyle are characterized, for example, by the principles "reuse," "borrow," "repair" and "reduce" from. Rules that make it easy to avoid waste and make your own life easier. In the end, it's not just you who benefits, but nature as a whole.

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Tip: The Zero Waste Basic Equipment makes it easier for you to start your everyday life with less waste. All you really need are a few helpful items. These help me, for example Reusable drinking bottle* and this reusable cup*.

7. focus on yourself

Of course, this doesn't mean that you should now walk around the world being totally selfish. But there Stress and dissatisfaction are mainly a result of constant comparisons with other people are, you should Take more time for yourself.

There will always be someone who is more athletic, smarter or better at something than you - but there will never be someone who is exactly like you. So make a conscious effort to Me-Time one. For example, do yoga and meditate to focus on yourself and become what you want to be.

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

Tip: How you can realize your biggest Successfully realizing dreams I explain how to do this in the linked blog article.

8. face your fears and worries

What are the things that stress you out, scare you or put you under pressure? Financial pressure, exam panic or a fear of spiders? Whatever it is: 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 difficult.

For example, introduce Budget book and see where you can cut costs. And visualize the Fear image of your spider to slowly transform it mentally into a cute little spider with big googly eyes. You can work on all fears! Last but not least with the help of experienced therapists. In any case, these efforts will 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. plan to spend more time in nature

Spend time in the hammock

How wonderful it is to simply switch off. Not just your head, but also your technical devices and social media! In short: Being offline in nature, 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.

Don't have the time? Then identify your daily time wasters and eliminate them one by one. Your health will thank you for it, as your life will be much more pleasant and easier from that moment on.

Tip: You don't have to travel hundreds of kilometers 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 find out more about this in the article about the Creation of a bird friendly garden.

10. do what you enjoy!

This tip applies to everything you do in everyday life, of course, but especially to your job. 5 days and 8-10 hours a day we work approximately a week. In addition, there is often a long Route to the workplace and from there home. So how bad is it to have a job that gets you out of bed in the morning in 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. Enthusiasm is what we should all strive for, as it makes our lives easier. Still looking? Then Take a look around the sustainable job portal now!

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On the way to an easier life!

As you will have noticed, the easy life also 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.

What all these things have in common is that decides for what you already have in your heart anyway. Only now do your own values and your own actions finally fit together completely.

"Think not so much of what you lack as of what you have."

Marcus Aurelius (more at Minimalism Quotes)

There are dozens of other tips and ideas for a really easy life. But here and now you've got to know my personal favorites. Do you have any questions, suggestions or further advice? Then feel free to write me a comment - for example with the things that have made your life easier.

Stay healthy and relaxed,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Sustainability is a special factor that has made my life easier because I have a clear goal in mind. In the Article about sustainable living you'll get tips on how to make your everyday life even more environmentally friendly.

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Christoph Schulz

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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