Life can be overwhelming and leave us feeling like we are just going through the motions, trying to survive.  That's why I believe minimalism is so important for us.  Let's stop overthinking and over-planning and choose simplicity in these 7 areas.

EXERCISE - Stop making excuses about why you can't work out.  Find an activity you enjoy and get moving daily, whether it's a walk, a yoga class or lifting weights with your husband.

PEOPLE - Stop spending time with people who aren't good for you.  Look at your relationships and decide on a few that mean the world to you.  Then pour your energy into those people.

WORK - Stop clocking in at a job you don't feel excited and passionate about and wasting your life away just for a paycheck.  Try lots of jobs until you find what you love.

TIME - Stop saying yes.  Say no to everything you don't want to do or you're doing because you feel like you must, then say yes to only what you truly want or need to do.

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FOOD - Stop eating processed and packaged food.  Choose 1 ingredient foods, like an apple, a head of broccoli or a bag of almonds to create your snacks and meals.

MONEY - Stop spending money that you don't have.  Cut up your credit cards and begin to live within your means.

STUFF - Stop buying things you don't need.  Just because there's space doesn't mean you need to fill it.  And just because you can buy something, doesn't mean you should.

The less I have, the more I feel clear headed and calm.  Minimalism can be such a healthy hobby!  What area do you most need to simplify?