Some habits can aid the pursuit of simplicity.
The morning coffee, for instance.
When you wake up in the morning and drink your dose, relax and plan the day ahead. Write down on a notepad what you wish to get accomplished. Ruthlessly mark out the things you do not NEED to get done immediately. This is not a lesson in overtaxing yourself–we are just wanting to cover the basics of the day.
Just relax with that cup. Don’t read your emails or check the news–make this part of your day relaxing to set the tone and get started right. Sip, make a general plan and relax.
Make this small routine a habit each morning and watch your days change for the better.