Sunday, May 11, 2014

Simplify Your Life + Mother's Day Giveaway

Happy Mother's Day, everyone! Whether you are a mom or not, we could all benefit by simplifying our lives, right? I know mine gets really busy and complicated, and sometimes I just want to take a break. Here are my top five tips for simplifying your life (with a fun giveaway at the end!).

1. Take time to relax
I have to remind myself to have "me time," whether that's taking a bath, reading a book or just getting to bed thirty minutes early. Taking the time to relax can refresh your mind and help you feel more productive when you do get back to work.

2. Say No
I have a problem with this! I say yes to everything because I don't want to disappoint people then my schedule gets packed and I get stressed out. The older I've gotten, the more I realized that it is beneficial to me to say "no" to people. I can't please everyone, and I shouldn't try!

3. Don't be overly sensitive
Okay I have a problem with this too! I am a very emotional person... I cry during sad commercials! I have had to learn how to have a thicker skin and to not let things get to me. Wouldn't life be so much easier if we didn't get upset over the small things?

4. Downsize your closet
One of the best ways to simplify your life is to simplify your belongings. I love to shop, but every time I buy something new I try to get rid of something I have. I usually donate my old clothing and shoes to Goodwill because it helps someone in need.

5. Make your own definition of success
Do not compare yourself to others to measure your success. I try to measure my success by my own milestones and accomplishments, not by comparing myself to others. When I do compare myself to others, it only makes me feel terrible about myself! You should strive to define your own successes and set your own goals, instead of measuring yourself against others. 


Now for the fun part! Today, I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers for an amazing Mother's Day giveaway that would help anyone simplify their life… a $200 gift card to Amazon! To enter to win, complete the entries using the Rafflecopter widget below. The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win the $200 gift card! The giveaway will be open to all U.S. residents through May 25 at 12 a.m.



Coupons.com has another great Mother's Day giveaway going on right now for all supermoms - with a chance to win a Vitamix, $500 Sephora gift card and more. If you are still looking for a gift for the supermom in your life, check out these Mother's Day deals (there's a little something for everyone!). 

13 comments:

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  2. I love your tips for simplifying, especially learning to say no. It can be so hard sometimes!

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  4. Excellent advice! It gets harder the older you get and the longer you're working. Stick to these tips and you'll do great :)

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  5. Would love to use these gift cards for our new house!

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  6. Lovely post and giveaway! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  7. These are really great tips!! I really need to do some of these more often.

    Katie
    pinkblondeandblue.blogspot.com

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  8. I whole heartedly agree with all five of these because I am the same way- too quick to say yes to something, too quick to get upset, and too easily compare my success to others! Great tips Caitlin!

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  9. Great tips and love the giveaway... Amazon has the everything!

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  10. What a cute giveaway - great tips.

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  11. Love these tips! Especially simplifying your wardrobe...I'm trying to do that right now! Would love to win the giveaway to give to my Momma :)

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  12. All of those tips are great reminders!

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