Life can be difficult and complicated, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. When we try to regain control of life, it can become overwhelming to know which way to turn or what to do. With some simple tips, and shifts in habit, people can start moving into a more simple way of living that brings more peace to life.
Excuses, Excuses, Excuses
People are bound to make excuses when they don’t want to find a solution. Most people do this because it is human nature to feel comfortable doing something, even if it is not healthy or to their benefit. Chronic use of excuses wastes precious energy and time that can be put into solving a problem rather than creating worries or making new problems arise.
Most people do not procrastinate to be lazy. They procrastinate out of a sense of feeling overwhelmed or stalled on how to move forward. It helps to stop, breathe, and think through the next steps in the process. Everything that needs to be done can be completed focusing on one thing at a time.
Too Many Distractions
Distraction can make things seem overly complex and are ultimately frustrating. They also zap needed energy and are time-consuming. The inability to pray away from the smartphone is becoming a national crisis of not being present and it only overcomplicates things to the point of building anxiety and stress (not to mention procrastination which leads to more overwhelm).
When life becomes complex, people get stressed and often release by complaining. Practicing introspection and assessing one’s own honest responses can often bring some resolution to whether there is merit to the complaining.
Putting Health Last
Not everyone who ignores their health is having a crisis of overcomplicating things, but when life gets the best of people they often engage in self-neglect. Getting at least 15 to 30 minutes of exercise per day can help. Even if is just a brisk walk. With a health mind and body, people often cope better with life’s challenges.
Finding the way out of a complicated scenario or situation can be made easier by focusing on simple tasks that can be done quickly. Taking things one day at a time is the best way to make small improvements that will stick.
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