Happy Friday! Today, I am sharing with you 7 ways to simplify your life. So, to make your life a little bit easier and more manageable. These are habits I personally follow and that helped me tremendously to first, make me feel in control, and second, to ease my anxiety. I consider my life complicated when I over-worry about things, when I feel overwhelmed or when I feel like things are not supposed to be that complicated and hard.

Now, if you are looking to simplify your life, then keep on reading. Don’t forget to check out my previous post: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SALICYLIC ACID.

7 Ways To Simplify Your Life

7 ways to simplify your life
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Use a calendar and plan your week ahead of time

One effective and known way to simplify your life is to use a planner to organize your weeks. This is the perfect way to plan what you need to do during the month and plan your important calls, meetings, or deadlines. This allows you to feel more in control of your life and manage everything you need to do without feeling overwhelmed or busy.

Making a list

Making a list allows you to lay down on paper all of your thoughts, responsibilities and, priorities on a major task, making this task more manageable and less intimidating. It’s another way to make you feel more in control of your life and feel less overwhelmed by what you have to do.

Opt for Minimalism

A minimalist lifestyle involves living with fewer resources in terms of possession. It is a part of the thought process how a person chooses to live with all the minimal things in life and yet be satisfied. Living a more minimalistic life allows you to spend less money, focus on quality rather than on quantity, have a happier mindset because you put your focus on more important things and have fewer things to clean.

Stop worrying over things you cannot control

The next tip to simplify your life is to stop worrying over the things you cannot control. That is one I personally have had difficulties dealing with. To worry over things I cannot control is embedded into my anxiety but I will admit that when you focus solely on the things you can control, it makes your life so much easier. There are a lot of things in life you won’t be able to overcome or foresee so why worry over them? it’s just an unnecessary headache. One way I trained my mind to stop worrying is through positive affirmations, meditation, and journaling.

Start budgeting your money

One of the things I like to do to simplify my life is to manage my money effectively. That way, I never worry about being broke and always have money for the necessary things in life, like my rent, food, or transport. One amazing way to budget your money is to lay down all of your monthly expenses and to respect the money you assign for your leisure and shopping. Moreover, for each salary you get, take the habit to put at least 10% of it on your savings account. Trust me, that’s life-saving!


I never fully realized that as an adult, living in my own apartment, I had to prepare three meals per day every day for the rest of my life. So, let me tell you, meal-prep has seriously helped me so much to save time and effort. I am a full-time student, who owns a blog and works part-time in retail. I need those extra hours to rest. So, one way I like to simplify my life is to prepare my meals ahead of time. You can dedicate one or two days to cook several meals for the week or just decide ahead of time what you’re going to eat exactly. Also, cooking your own food is much healthier and is cheaper than eating out all the time.

Declutter and organize

The last tip I want to share with you is to take the habit to declutter and organize your house. Whether, it’s your closet, makeup vanity, or fridge. The simple act of having everything clean, and organize helps you clear your mind and make everything else easier, from choosing your outfits to wear, to choosing food to eat. Furthermore, getting rid of the things you do not need makes your place more spacious and free of mess, which again, clears your mind.

7 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Here are the 7 ways to simplify your life. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Now, don’t forget to give this post a ‘like’ and to subscribe to my blog to not miss any of my future posts related to beauty, lifestyle, and wellness! 


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  1. September 10, 2021 / 12:16 pm

    Amazing article!! (As always). I screenshoted all the tips for my future life in montreal when I come back there I will try to apply it. Thank you and take care it’s very nice to read you.

    • Joy🌻
      September 11, 2021 / 10:46 am

      THANK YOU 😍 I’m happy you found this helpful and yess let me know when you come back to Montreal!

  2. September 12, 2021 / 6:59 pm

    These are great tips! Using a planner and calendar, as well as a weekly meal planner, has been so helpful. Honestly, getting as much pre-planned as possible really helps to destress me x

    • Joy🌻
      September 20, 2021 / 11:02 am

      Same here, it eases my anxiety!! Thanks for passing by 😍😍

  3. September 14, 2021 / 5:42 am

    Loved it! Thank you ❤️

    • Joy🌻
      September 20, 2021 / 11:01 am

      thanks for passing by 😍

  4. September 15, 2021 / 12:23 pm

    I’m all about minimalism, especially in fashion, one of the perks of losing a lot of weight is that I had to buy new clothes and I made it a mission to buy from sustainable brands and to only keep what I truly love and use. On top of that, having a lot of things gives me anxiety

    • Joy🌻
      September 20, 2021 / 11:01 am

      That’s amazing!! I’m trying to go a minimalistic approach in fashion too, it just makes things much easier in general, I used to never know what to wear but now everything is much simpler…and better for the environement of course!

  5. Edith Aguirre
    September 15, 2021 / 12:44 pm

    Love… making lists has definitely changed my life, i will invest more time on meal prep, I feel like by doing that my health will be much better. thank you for sharing!

    • Joy🌻
      September 28, 2021 / 10:36 am

      Yes, it’s wonderful!! thanks for passsing by 😍🤍✨

  6. Petro
    September 15, 2021 / 1:35 pm

    Love all these! I’ve been onto some of them for a while and it works wonders!

    • Joy🌻
      September 20, 2021 / 10:59 am

      Thank you 😍🤍

  7. September 16, 2021 / 8:30 am

    These are great tips. I always feel that I feel better when I take the time to organize a cluttered space. I need to make more time to meal prep, that would help too.

    • Joy🌻
      September 20, 2021 / 10:59 am

      Thank you 😍 yes same here!

  8. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    September 16, 2021 / 10:30 am

    These are such great suggestions. I really believe that lists, planning and decluttering keep me sane.

    • Joy🌻
      September 20, 2021 / 10:50 am

      yess I believe that too, thanks for passing by 😊😊