7 Simple Ways to Bless Your Day with Less

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More. Bigger. Better. It's so easy to become dissatisfied. But will it really make you happy. Here are 7 simple ways to bless your day with less.

The last few years Rev and I have been trying to live with less.

Less stuff. Less stress. Less frustration.

Less stuff and simple organization makes life easier, and gives us more peace and contentment. We know what we have and where it is. And we love it!

Since less stuff is proving to be a blessing, I’ve decided to work on a new list of less. A list of personal changes. But this list won’t work by simply downsizing and organizing.

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7 Ways to Bless Your Day with Less

1. Less Talking and More Listening

  • Ask questions and listen to the complete answer.
  • Don’t interrupt. Wait…
  • Make and maintain eye contact with the person with whom you’re talking.
  • Avoid distractions.

Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. Proverbs 12:15

2. Less Technology and More in Person

  • Set aside tablet and phone free times.
  • Create tablet and phone free zones.
  • Choose one family member to talk with in person or if that’s not possible on the phone each day.
  • Focus on the ones you’re with not the ones out in cyberspace.

I am sure that when I come, Christ will richly bless our time together. Romans 15:29

More. Bigger. Better. It's so easy to become dissatisfied. But will it really make you happy. Here are 7 simple ways to bless your day with less.

3. Less Worry and More Peace

  • Address your feelings. Admit worry and the need to let it go.
  • Pray about the problem and why your worried about it.
  • Memorize God’s promises, say them and trust Him.
  • Live in the present, do what you are able, and let go of the rest.

Be still in the presence of the Lordand wait patiently for Him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7

4. Less Control and More Freedom

  • Stop trying to manage every little detail.
  • Refuse to say or do anything that might be manipulative.
  • Accept things you can’t change.
  • Walk away from perfectionism.

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13

5. Less Complaining and More Compliments

  • Look for and focus on the positive.
  • Stop and think before you speak.
  • Be appreciative.
  • Think like Thumper’s mother . . . “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

6. Less Judging and More Forgiving

  • Be honest. You’ve made bad choices and decisions.
  • Realize how much God has forgiven in you.
  • Look at the bigger picture . . . there are many things don’t know about the person you are judging.
  • Free yourself of the need to be “right.”

Instead, be kind to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

7. Less Fear and More Faith 

  • Keep a gratitude journal.
  • Remember the ways God has protected you in the past.
  • Ask Him to increase your faith and remove your fear.
  • Memorize – The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Psalm 27:1

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

What do you think? Are you ready to replace excessive talking, technology, worry, control, complaints, judging, and fear with listening, in person, peace, freedom, compliments, forgiving and faith?

Where would you like to live with less? How will you start?

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15 thoughts on “7 Simple Ways to Bless Your Day with Less

  1. What a great idea! I love the suggestions. Less of the stuff that bogs us down, and more of the good that God wants for our lives. Beautiful! Blessings, Tasha (visiting from Coffee for the Heart)

  2. Where would I like to live with less? Oh my goodness…in all of those! I nodded my head on every,single,number, Deb. Your practical steps are helpful, the list as well. An encourager, here you go once again. 😉

  3. Great list, Deb. Love this. 🙂
    I could stand to brush up on some things from each set.
    Thanks for the reminders. 🙂

  4. #7 Yes and Amen! How much better would we all be when we lived in understanding of how much we’ve been forgiven as believers… and then extended that same attitude to others! Grace, Grace, God’s Grace!!

    1. His grace is our greatest blessing. Oh to always remember that and easily extend it to others. That would be the best way to bless our days!

  5. Carrie, It’s hard to maintain a practice of less when there are children in the home. Especially if it’s a change from the norm. We simplified after the kids were out of the house. I admit that is much easier. Now I’m working hardest on the tech one too!

  6. Great post, Deb! It seems that we’re a society of needing stuff and more stuff. Sadly, we can become controlled by the very stuff we thought we needed.

    Coming from a long line of “pack rats” (not hoarders!), I realize all too well the mess we can leave behind for others. After sorting through stuff from multiple generations, I’m thinking I’d best reform my ways and not hang on to stuff that I’ll likely not use again.

    I treasure friends I can connect with in person or on the phone–relying on the computer for communication drains energy and life from me.


  7. So many of these ideas have been on my heart so much lately! I love how you have practical examples too. Thanks for sharing this list, you will be featured tomorrow on Intentional @ Home Thursday!

    Blessings to you 🙂

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