So what is 'simplicity' and how can it make a difference in how you live your life?
Simplicity is defined as "...the quality or condition of being plain or natural."
To me, a simple life is a rewarding one. It's an intentional way to live on my own terms.
Do you crave an uncomplicated life? One that is simple yet full of joy?
Imagine the freedom there would be in no longer feeling the need to keep up with the Joneses because you're happy and content with what you have.
A simple life is free from complexity and yet rewarding in its simplicity.
It's simple, yet full. Not full of material trappings but rich in what you value most.
When we simplify our lives, we discover there's actually more in having less, owning less stuff and doing less of what really isn't important.
To me, simplicity is about removing everything in my life that personally distracts me from being truly happy. Sure, I've got responsibilities just like the next person but I balance my responsibilities with the things I enjoy and that matter most to me.
It's an intentional lifestyle that promotes the things I value and demotes the unimportant stuff. I recognize there are some things I can change and some things I can't. I deal the best I can with the things I am unable to change and make the most of the things I can, like harnessing the power of my schedule and adding the word 'no' to my personal vocabulary.
What do you personally value the most?
Imagine the freedom there would be in disengaging from your fast-pasted life and instead focusing on what's most important to you; your health, your family and your happiness.
By removing the excess and keeping only the most significant, we actually add more, not less value to our lives.
A simple life is also a reliable one. It's a combination of mindset and routines that add up to a lifestyle that is consistent, dependable and deeply rewarding.
Yes, simplicity itself is counter-cultural. It flies in the face of the traditional definition of success; where material possessions, money and appearance are coveted.
Simplicity is like a hidden gem. It is smaller, quieter and full of calm. It's all about slowing down and consuming less while enjoying more. It is also a more sustainable and eco-friendly way to live.
Living a simple life is two-fold- it is both internal and external. Purging yourself of physical clutter is only part of the process of clearing your life of excess and simplifying it. It's your inner self, your mindset as well as the new habits and routines you form that will have greatest impact on how you enjoy your days.
So please follow me on my journey as I continue to discover and share tips on how to simplify and find more personal value in less.