8 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life Every Day

Small changes that will have a positive effect today

Jack Krier
4 min readMar 18, 2022


Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

You don’t need to own 100 things or less to simplify your life.

In other words, you don’t have to become a fully-fledged minimalist to enjoy the benefits of simplification.

Simplifying your life is all about taking a few small steps that will have an impact daily.

Whether it’s your personal or professional life, adopting simplicity-driven habits is the key to more focus, productivity, and satisfaction.

In the words of Confucius,

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

On this basis, here are eight ridiculously simple ways to simplify your life every day.

Prepare your outfit

Many people spend ages getting ready in the morning.

They try to find the right shoes to match their pants, and they endlessly ponder which bag will suit their outfit.

One easy way to avoid this scenario is to prepare your clothes before going to bed.

For some, preparing outfits for an entire week works well. Others might be more fashionable and change every day. Whatever you choose, try to avoid wasting time in the morning by looking for a suitable set of clothes.

Put your phone into flight mode for a few hours

My mornings are for creative work, so I don’t answer any emails or do administrative tasks before 12.

In the beginning, I struggled a lot with this self-defined rule, so I needed a quick solution.

Putting my phone into flight mode (and sometimes in a different room) was the best way to stop checking notifications and random emails.

Limit your everyday carry

Another powerful way to simplify your daily life is to carry less stuff.

Ask yourself: do you really need all these cosmetics, extra chargers, and tech items?

Once you perform an honest analysis of all the stuff that’s currently in your bag…



Jack Krier

Writer. Photographer. Nomad. I write about entrepreneurship, remote work, and personal growth | All of my links: https://linktr.ee/jackroaming