One of the things that I do as a coach is help women, who are moms, grandparents raising grandchildren, and family caregivers, increase their energy. Each day we make decisions about what we will and will not do for the people that we care for. It’s easy to get caught in the cycle of doing too much and to feel depleted.
One way to do this is to look for little things that deplete our energy and little things boost our energy. Simplicity can help with this. Here are
5 quick tips for bringing simplicity:
1)When you take a look at your agenda for each day and take one item off that does not need to be done by you, right now, or at all.
2)Look at the resources or things around you to solve a problem. For example, I was honored to provide this tip for Redfin Blog:
Kids love to model what you are doing, use your things, and have fresh things they haven’t played with before. Give them access to use your things instead of buying toys and switch them out regularly. For example, let them play with your calculator and packaged food instead of buying them a cash register and plastic food. – Rebekah Keizer, Life Coach
3)Think of a task that you have to do on a regular basis and simplify how you do it by using a product already made, asking for someone’s help, or lowering your standard about how you do it.
4)Outsource something you do to a paid service or to someone in your family.
5)Evaluate each thing you add to your calendar by answering the questions: Where will this fit in my calendar? Why is this important for me to do now? What would I gain if I said “no” to this?
For more information and tips to simplify life to increase your energy, let’s chat!