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47 Things You Can Do To Make Your Life Simple

47 Things You Can Do To Make Your Life Simple

You think that your life is hard, the world’s unfair, and you just want to have a simple life you used to have when you were a child….do these 47 things to make your life simple again:

  1. Talk with each other, don’t guess what others’ thinking.
  2. Be friendly to people around you, wearing a smile can change your day.
  3. Treasure the friendships you have, you don’t need to be friends with everyone.
  4. Hang out with positive people who can boost your energy.
  5. Ask questions if there’s something you’re not sure about.
  6. Follow what your heart tells you.
  7. Accept things and people to be imperfect.
  8. Accept the fact that you’re imperfect as well. A man’s got a limit.
  9. Don’t always ask “why?”, ask “why not?”.
  10. Forget what others think of you and demand for you.
  11. If you want to cry, just cry. Crying doesn’t mean you’re weak.
  12. Be mature, and be playful still.
  13. Treat others as you’d like to be treated; give out what you want to receive.
  14. Stop expecting yourself to please everyone around you.
  15. Don’t let the weather affect your mood. You can’t control the weather but you can handle your emotions.
  16. Get some sleep when you’re tired, don’t stay up late for no reasons.
  17. Get up early to enjoy the quiet morning.
  18. You have the control over your body, ignore others’ judgement on it as long as you’re healthy.
  19. Eat healthily, yet there’s no need to stop eating all the sweets and snacks as they can add fun to your life.
  20. Don’t get addicted to alcohol, drugs and cigarette.
  21. Only eat when you’re hungry, not because you’re sad or bored.
  22. Do exercise regularly.
  23. Think about what you have now and feel satisfied about it.
  24. Always buy what you need, not what you want. Your desire is endless.
  25. Don’t want to have something only because others have it.
  26. Be true to yourself and don’t lie to others.
  27. Don’t be afraid to say “I love you” to people who you care about.
  28. It’s okay to lose your temper, just don’t hurt anyone.
  29. Don’t argue for the sake of fighting, discuss with reasons.
  30. Apologize when you’ve done something wrong.
  31. Allow mistakes and forgive others.
  32. Be opened to learn about new stuff.
  33. Don’t hide yourself, you should meet the world.
  34. Keep a notebook to take note of important things.
  35. Learn to use technology to simplify your daily life.
  36. De-clutter and make space for yourself to work or do whatever you’ll do.
  37. Learn to cook, so you won’t eat-out too often.
  38. When you buy things, buy them with cash and avoid using credit/debit cards.
  39. Find the job that you like to do.
  40. Set a goal for yourself.
  41. Make priorities for what you want to do.
  42. Do something that you’ll feel proud of.
  43. Learn from the past, let go of your guilt and move on with your daily life.
  44. Find out what’s most important right now and focus on this.
  45. Hope for the best; plan for the worst.
  46. Have faith in yourself (and God).
  47. If there’s anything you hate to do, just stop doing it. (Yes as simple as that!)

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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