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Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more.

John Kabat-Zinn

Wellness Tip:

Simplify Your Life

Got too much to do? Too much to think about? Too much stuff? It’s time to simplify!

Here are seven ways to do that:

  1. Declutter. For one, did you know clutter and procrastination are linked?
  2. Delegate. Offload tasks so you can focus on what matters most.
  3. Decrease expectations. Don’t get caught up chasing perfection.
  4. Decrease spending. Having a budget frees up time and emotional energy.
  5. Downsize your schedule. Let go of activities that don’t serve your goals.
  6. Do one thing at a time. Multitasking does more harm than good.
  7. Unplug. Make time to reconnect with the real world.


So, what’s one thing you can do today to simplify your life?

Productivity Tip:

Harness the Power of Empathy

Here’s a surprise tip for improving your work performance: be more empathetic. Empathy reduces workplace conflict, improves problem-solving, and builds stronger teams.

The result? Improved productivity, higher company earnings, and – best of all – greater job satisfaction! Empathy is worth it, regardless of your position on the company ladder.

To be more empathetic, try using active listening, adopting positive body language, and approaching others with curiosity and an open mind. 

Check out 8 more ways to practice empathy here. Why not give it a try today?

Routine Breakdown

Uma Naidoo, MD, Nutritional Psychiatrist & Professional Chef

Uma Naidoo

The author of This is Your Brain on Food wakes naturally between 4.30 and 5am. She:

  • Does sun salutations and a morning meditation to center herself. 
  • Writes down a combination of gratitude and affirmations.
  • Makes her grandmother’s recipe for golden milk – a morning ritual. “It connects me with tradition, my cultural roots, and my joy.”
  • Spends 10 minutes outside for fresh air and vitamin D.


Why it works:


Uma’s golden milk uses homemade hemp milk, fresh grated ginger, turmeric, a pinch of black pepper, a drop of Manuka honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. She praises its anti-inflammatory powers and impact on gut health.

Maybe it’s time to get out the turmeric… Have you tried golden milk yet?

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