Oct 27, 201408:39 AMThe Gray Area
with Donna Gray
10 rules for simplifying your busy life
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My husband, Dave, and I recently took a road trip to enjoy the fall colors. We began by hurrying down interstate roads to St. Louis, where we had some business, and then wound our way home through parts of Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and then back to Wonderful Wisconsin, following the Great River Road. What a distinct difference in a road trip — busyness followed by simple pleasure. On the way, while enjoying the scenery, I realized that I was having great ideas … because there were no distractions. Life was simple for a time.
I read somewhere that a large percentage of adults in the U.S. are pursuing voluntary simplicity. There are dozens of books, magazine articles, blogs, and websites dedicated to helping folks eliminate stress by creating a simpler lifestyle.
Those who work with deadlines tell me it’s easy to get trapped in crisis management mode. Many business icons talk about how simplifying their workday helped them accomplish more and feel good when they left their offices at the end of the day. Some of my local business friends prioritize their work so they feel a sense of accomplishment when their workday ends.
The business gurus that I follow have adopted the following daily rules: