Day 11

Sprinkle simple pleasures throughout my day. I resolve to acknowledge what my simple pleasures are, and to put a few of them in each day. I know this will go a long way to making my life more enjoyable.

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Day 10

Do nothing. Sometimes, it’s good to forget about doing things, and so I resolve to do nothing and not to worry about what I’m NOT getting done.

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Day 9

Create time for solitude. In addition to slowing down and enjoying the tasks I do, and doing less of them, I also resolve to just have some time to myself.

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Day 8

Happy New Year Everyone!

Eliminate stress. In 2015 resolve to find the stressful things in my life, and find ways to eliminate them.

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Day 7

Stop multi-tasking. This is an important point. I resolve to do one thing at a time, and do it well. Namely, CELEBRATE the passing of a great year. Happy New Year’s eve everyone!!!

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Day 6

Slow down and enjoy every task. This might be the most most important tip I’ve discovered for simplifying one’s life. Then why does it have to be so hard? I resolve to slow down  no matter what I’m doing; whether it’s a work task, eating, brushing my teeth, cooking dinner, driving Grace to school. I will try to enjoy whatever I’m doing. I’ll try to pay attention, instead of thinking about other things.

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Specificly, I will eat slowly. This is just a more specific application of taking things more slowly but it’s something I do every day, so it deserves special attention.

I will also drive more slowly. Another application of the same principle, driving is something I do that’s often mindless and rushed. Instead, I resolve to slow down and enjoy the journey.

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Day 5

Eliminate as much as possible from my to-do list. NEWS FLASH: I can’t do everything on my to-do list. Even if I could, more things will come up. As much as I can, I resolve to simplify my to-do list down to the essentials. This allows me to rush less and focus more on what’s important.

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