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If you truly wish to enjoy a simple and happy life, improved organisation is essential. Decluttering your mind by taking greater control of key aspects can set the perfect platform for future success. Best of all, the benefits will start to show with almost immediate effect.

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The first steps are often the hardest, which is why planning and preparation are vital. Here are five things you can do to put yourself on the road to success.

Start With A Simple, Temporary Upgrade

Biting off more than you can chew in the early stages can result in abandoning the project. As such, it’s worth starting with a simple task such as packing for your next trip in the right way. It may be a tiny obstacle to overcome, but the satisfaction of success will offer a boost in confidence. This can spearhead you to make further improvements. Better still, the fact that you’ll have enjoyed some relaxing time away can only further support your winning mentality.

Declutter The Home

The home is your castle, providing a platform for your entire life. Therefore, the decision you make inside the house will influence your entire existence. Removing junk and opting for a slightly more minimalist layout can work wonders. Similarly, opting for streaming services rather than bulky premium TV boxes will make your life simpler and easier to manage. This can be supported by paperless billing and related steps. The less time you spend attending to the home, the more time you’ll have for life. Now is the time to make a change of mentality.

Organise Your Tech Devices

We’re all guilty of letting our tech devices become cluttered too. Thanks to data privacy rulings, it is now far easier to get your emails under control. Meanwhile, if you know how to use iCloud photos, this can save valuable storage space on various devices. You should also take the time to delete unnecessary files or outdated Apps. It’s not all about decluttering and storage, though. Updating the operating systems can have an equally telling impact.

Organise Your Schedule

There’s nothing worse than making plans and having to change them because you’ve double booked or not thought things through. Organising your schedule to establish a winning work-life balance is a crucial step to success. You can make further improvements by syncing your daily responsibilities. For example, combining several short trips in the car into one long journey could save valuable minutes overall. Similarly, you can get your exercise without losing too much time by cycling or walking to work.

Analyse Your Mistakes

Nobody is perfect. Therefore, you should take the time to write a diary of your week to pinpoint areas of improvement. When you do this in an effective manner, you can drop harmful activities and find logical ways to do others. This could mean swapping business travel for video calls. Asking a loved one to help with a certain task, or change which days you do certain jobs. You will see a noticeable enhancement in no time.

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