Before anything else, let’s read these wise words from smart people below:
“I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don’t want to buy things they don’t need to impress people they dislike.”
– Emile Henry Gauvreau
“You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighborhood — and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life.”
— Jessamyn West
“Choice is destiny’s soul mate.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Once again, I invite you to look closely at what you are choosing for yourself. Why are you doing what you are doing? Would you prefer to be or do something different? How can you bring that ‘something different’ into reality?
Modern people – that’s us – have extremely complicated our lives to the extent that we find complications even in the most simple things. Einstein said “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” True isn’t it? Life should always be lived in a simple manner, and the key to success is living a simple life. Unfortunately, most people are unable to learn this basic truth, so they make things more and more complicated bringing unhappiness in their lives.
Identifying the Most Important Thing
If you want to live a simple life, there are very important factors that you’ll have to consider. Number one on the list is identifying the most important things in your life, your top priorities. If you succeed in identifying these, eliminate the ones that are not important one by one, and then watch your life change. You need to remember though that there’s no step by step guidance that you can follow for simplifying your life, you just have to determine your priorities and then make your move accordingly.
Getting Back To the Basics
Go back to the basics. Simplify food, fitness, workflows, daily schedules, etc. Give emphasis on your family life, sleep, socialization and your quality time for yourself. Once you’ve achieved this you won’t only eliminate stress in your life, but you’ll also be able to rekindle your relationships with your loved ones.
Getting Relief From Stress
Stress is one major factor that tends to complicate things and ultimately ruin our lives. It’s essential to get adequate release and relief from the stress, because it’s a key factor to living a very simple and basic life. Acquire joy even from the simple pleasures of life. Try this: when spending time with your family or yourself, switch off your phone. You should also try to focus on one task at a time, so that the goals that you set is easier for you to achieve (this one’s a challenge for me though because I’m such a multi-tasker!)
Now this one is something that I never forget. Worrying has no place in my life. I learned that worrying won’t help and will only make matters worse. These days, people tend to work more and then make their kids do so many extracurricular activities. These busier lives create lots of issues that are often causes of concerns and worries. So cut out the worries and the negative thoughts in your life and make sure that you live every moment.
Learn the importance of relationships! Your friends and family members will appreciate you more when you spend quality time with them – nothing is more important. So I hope this blog post helped you a bit to make you decide to simplify your life.