Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018 - Engineer Mommy
Feb 162018

This post was sponsored Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

With the hustle & bustle of everyday life, it can be all too easy to feel like our schedules own us – rather than we own our schedules. Today I’ll be talking about easy – yet effective – ways to take back your time in 2018. From saying “no” more often to relying on convenient meals like Tai Pei Asian Food, keep reading for my best tips that you can start implementing today.

1. Slow down!
Sometimes there can be a tendency to get as much done as quickly as possible. I’m a type-A person so I know this tendency well. However, in the long run, this does not serve you well. By feeling rushed, your stress hormones will rise and over time, you will feel overwhelmed. If you’re the type of person that tends to pack too much in your day, try this exercise the next time you are facing a busy day:

  • Make a list of everything you want to do during the day.
  • Try to cross off at least 1/3 of your list by picking the items that can be pushed back to another day.
  • Experience the day and if you still feel like it was too jam-packed, next time cross off at least 1/2 of your list.

As it turns out, a lot of the items we tell ourselves are necessary are not necessary at all.

2. Keep meals simple!
On a typical day, I am running around from morning until night taking care of errands, running this blog, managing household renovations and more. I like to keep my meals simple and I’ve been really enjoying the delicious convenience of Tai Pei Asian Food.

Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

I love that Tai Pei Fried Rice provides a tasty, affordable meal when I’m busy. The entrees are really delicious and there are multiple varieties to choose from. I recently picked up Shrimp Fried Rice and Beef & Broccoli.
Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

Each of the Frozen Fried Rice entrees are created with real ingredients without preservatives or artificial ingredients. Just delicious goodness that we all love! Take a look at the delicious pieces of beef, broccoli & rice.
Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

With the innovative packaging, it’s quick & easy to prepare one of these entrees. Just a few minutes in the microwave results in a delicious Asian Food entree for me.
Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

Stop settling for boring lunches at home. Try one of the many varieties of Tai Pei flavor-infused rice and experience great taste fast!
Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018

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3. Set up automated reminders!
Do you ever forget to pay those estimated quarterly tax payments? What about replacing the furnace filter? For all those tasks that happen to occur at a set frequency, set automatic reminders on your phone or your computer. Once you set them, you can essentially forget them – that is, until you are reminded to take action. This will free your mind to some extent and let you focus on the more important tasks in the meantime.

4. Say “no” more often!
Many of us want to not disappoint friends, relatives, neighbors, acquaintances, etc. So we might take on more play dates, meetings, get-togethers, etc. than our schedule can really handle. I remember at least a few occasion when I scheduled a play date for my daughters even though I was super busy … just because I didn’t want to disappoint my kids. However, it’s okay to say “no”. In fact, keeping your schedule lean is incredibly freeing. Try it and see for yourself.

5. Do one task at a time!
Multi-tasking has become increasingly popular in recent years. With all the push for improved productivity, I can see why. People want to get more done in less time, and multi-tasking serves as a way to do just that. I have been known to polish my fingernails while catching up with a show AND reading an ebook. Way too much! Doing too much all at once comes with a price – and that price can be a more stressful, complicated day. If you want to simplify your time in 2018, try not to multi-task at every opportunity.

6. Declutter!
We have a lot of stuff but I am constantly working on getting rid of all the excess items I don’t use or need on a regular basis. We have purged about 40% of the items in the garage last weekend and it was incredibly satisfying to see an organized space again in there. One that can actually fit a car! Who knew! When you get rid of the excess clutter and streamline your space, you will find that your mind will feel less cluttered, too.

7. Disconnect from technology!
This is a hard one for so many of us, but finding some time to disconnect from electronics is a great way to simplify your life in the new year. Put your phone down for a full day. Don’t turn on the TV all weekend. Leave your computer in the office for two days. Try it and see how much extra time you will find in your day. It’s remarkable how much simpler our lives can become if we take control of the technology, rather than let it control us.

Do you follow any of these tips above? How do you keep your life simple in 2018? Have you ever tried a Tai Pei entree?

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19 Responses to “Easy Ways to Simplify your Life in 2018”

  1. Simplify is my word for 2018 and I’m always looking out for ways to help keep life simple. I’ve been going through each room of my home and decluttering everything. I’m almost done and it’s so freeing.

  2. I know many families who don’t even own a tv. More about family and doing things together. All great ideas. I love to cook and bake so good old fashion meals that are healthy are a must.

  3. I always have Tai Pei foods in the house. They are delicious and SO easy to make.

    I’m also working on decluttering.

  4. I love your advice. I am really into the simple meals concept. Especially during the week, when we are busy with activities and such.

  5. We keep Tai Pei on hand for lunch and after school snacks. Filling and tasty. Oh, I’m all about simplifying my life here as of late and I think it’s back to saying “No” a little more often than before.

  6. I have been working on simplifying my life. There is a lot to cut back on to make my life easier.

  7. I have never tried these before but they look delicious. I love Chinese food and would love to enjoy it more at home.

  8. I am a Type A too and I love my lists! I am happy to get half of my list done but then again my lists are LONG lol. I do love Tai Pei its so easy and tastes GREAT and saves me a ton of time,

  9. Talk about the best ways to live a simple life. That’s definitely my goal for this year and the years to come. I really appreciate all your tips, and they’re not impossible to do either!

  10. These are great ideas. I really need to learn to say no more often. Oh, and break from technology!

  11. I definitely need to slow things down a bit (as well as a couple others in your list).

  12. I love simple meals! I’m going to look for Tai Pei foods next time I’m at the grocery store. The decluttering is a must in my home, and finish one task at a time. I’ll start with something and then see another thing that needs to be done and start doing that.

  13. The first time I had a taste of the Tai Pei Fried Rice meals, I was hooked. My favorite is, of course, Shrimp Fried Rice. Yummy! I always have these in stock at home so when the kids come home hungry, they can make a meal for themselves easily! Thank you too for your tips to simplify our everyday life.

  14. I am a huge fan of decluttering! I did a lot last summer and am actually doing it again! It always makes me feel good to get rid of unneeded stuff!

  15. It seems to a good sound by which we know how to lead life in a planned way or easy ways. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I’m all about keeping meals simple. I’ve been trying to keep foods at a minimum and these Tai Pei meals look so good!

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