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6 Huge Lifestyle Benefits of Small Houses

6 Huge Lifestyle Benefits of Small Houses

Living in small houses has a lot of advantages. You should now that big does not always mean good. If you move to a smaller living space then you should know that you can make the best of it. The larger homes may look like a better option because it is spacious but living in small places may be a more convenient option. You can do a favor to the environment by saving energy with a small house. You can also save resources and money.

1. Living a cost-effective and affordable Life

Living in a small place means that you can keep your expenses low as well. You do not have to waste extra money on filling up empty spaces with decorative items. When you only have a little space to fill then you are careful about the things that you buy. You will prefer to buy furniture, appliances, and electronics which are extremely useful and are essentially needed. Having a smaller room will help in prioritizing which items you should buy. Knowing that your expenses will stay within your budget will offer you peace of mind and you will be able to enjoy your humble abode more.

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2. Spend less time Cleaning

Cleaning the house is something that you cannot ignore. To live a healthy lifestyle you need to keep your living space clean and tidy. A large house looks spacious but it is not easy to clean them. You need to dedicate a lot of time to cleaning a large house so it is not possible to do it regularly. But if you live in a small house, it is much easier to clean. It will be time-saving as there are fewer items in it to clean. You can clean the house every weekend because it is not difficult to dedicate about two hours to your house.

3. Easier to make it Secure

If you travel a lot then you need to make sure that your house is safe and secure. You need to do a lot of work in order to ensure the security of the house especially if it is a big one. It is easier to make a security plan for a smaller house. There are fewer doors and windows to monitor. It is easier to install an effective security system when there are only a few points to cover.

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4. Customize the home according to your Taste

If you have small homes and cottages then you will find it easier to customize. If you try to customize a large space it can cost you a lot of money. You will need a large budget to furnish a large space. If you have a small space then you will find it easier to decorate it. You can create a warm and welcoming house with a small budget.

5. Do not worry about any Debts

Having a small living place will encourage a simple living which means that you will be able to keep the expenses under control. It will make sure that they never exceed your income which means there is no chance of you worrying about any debt. Even if you are tempted to buy expensive household items you will avoid them because there is simply not enough space to put them. It will help in downsizing and saving money which you can invest in a better place.

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6. Good option for building Relationships

Families living in large places can be close also but a small place means that you have to come across the family members all the time. With time, you find it easier to walk around other people and this makes it easier to communicate and address any issues or problems. A small house means that you get to spend time together in one place. You can plan family nights which is good for building healthy relationships.

At first, you may find living in a small house compromising but if you are smart and look for all the positives, living in a small house will become a lot of fun and you will live a good life.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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