8 Necessary Things To Do To Simplify Your Life When It's Turning Into Chaos

by Tessa Harvey

Sometimes, life is smooth sailing, and you're one happy captain.

You know exactly who you are, the goals you're striving for, and all of the pieces are falling perfectly into place. It's not a struggle to get what you need done, and balancing your various responsibilities is an actual cake walk.

But, let's be real here: Some days are not-so-fabulous.

The majority of life is filled with scrambling to get your sh*t done on time, doing your hair and makeup on the way to wherever you're going, and hoping you didn't forget anything.

When your life is turning into chaos, what you really need are a few stabilizing things to pull your life back into orbit.

So, for all of my ladies who are worried your daily routine is going awry, here are eight necessary things you can do to hit the pause button, and simplify your life.

1. Clean Out Your Closet

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For some serious breathing room in your life, consider giving away the items in your closet that you don't wear.

Stop making excuses for that blue blouse you only wore once. If you're never going to pull it out again, nix it.

Give away anything that isn't making you feel your best, and focus on only wearing things that help you channel your inner #GirlBoss.

2. Organize Your Desktop

If your life is a little intense right now, your desktop is probably a complete and utter disaster. Whether you realize it or not, that mess is stressing you out, too.

Take 20 minutes out of your day to sort through the various screenshots and junk you don't need. You'll be glad you did.

3. Figure Out How To Budget And Track Your Spending

If you don't have a way of tracking your spending, bills, and savings every month, it's time to start ASAP. Staying on top of how your hard-earned money is spent will instantly put you at ease.

4. Establish A Workout Routine You Actually Enjoy

Hight intensity workouts are great for improving your mood and productivity. It might seem counter-intuitive to add another time constraint to your schedule, but the added benefits of daily exercise are too good to pass up.

Find a workout buddy and exercise class you love, and go for it.

5. Drink More Water

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It sounds like it's the ultimate time for a detox.

Drinking more water will help rid your body of any toxins, and it actually puts you in an awesome mood. This may very well sort out some of the imbalance to blame for the excess chaos in your life.

6. Shut Off Netflix For A Hot Second

Don't give me that side-eye. I'm the queen of procrastination via Netflix, so I'm not judging in any way whatsoever.

But, the truth is, spending too much time focusing on your fave shows when your life is crumbing around you can be detrimental AF.

Getting a chaotic life in check is about prioritizing, and Netflix shouldn't be number one on your checklist.

7. Make A List (Or Two)

There's something so satisfying about making lists. I've found that not trying to keep all of my lists in my head, and actually writing them down on paper, leaves much more space for brain power.

Keep a pen and a notebook with you, or use your Notes app on your phone, if you prefer. Start off small with a grocery list, and see if it works for you.

8. Focus On Your Mental Health

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When life is extremely busy, and the stress levels are rising, it can truly take a toll on our mental health.

When life gets out of hand, spend time writing your thoughts down in a journal, take a relaxing bath, see a therapist, vent to your friends, or go for a few long runs throughout the week.

Whichever method works for you personally, you'll most likely feel more ready to take on the day.