10 Things You Will Appreciate if You Want a Simple Life

What Going Back to Basics Can Do to Enhance Your Daily Experiences

Most of us, if we’re honest with ourselves, want a simple life. A busy, chaotic life isn’t what we want.

If we objectively question the things we do or the possessions we’ve accumulated, we’ll admit most of them are unnecessary.

We spend much of our lives pursuing things we think are important, but they rarely give us the fulfilment we want.

What is a Simple Life?

A simple life does not mean an easy life. It means:

  • Being clear on our priorities.

If we want a simple life, it means removing what’s unnecessary and keeping or adding what’s most meaningful.

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Things I have done to create a simple life include:

  • Eliminating all uninspiring or unimportant social events.

10 Things You Will Appreciate if You Want a Simple Life

Here are ten things you will appreciate if you want a simple life.

  1. You will not require as much mental energy compared to when things are busy or chaotic. If we have a lot of things going on in our lives, we require more energy to deal with them. Similarly, if we own a lot of possessions, it requires more energy to maintain them.

Things to Consider Doing if You Want a Simple Life

Creating a simple life is a process. As you start the process, things to consider include:

  1. Get clear on what you value most and align your actions to them.

Final Thoughts

If we want to create a simple life, it starts with making a new decision. Even though we may feel resistance, we always have to come back to why we want a simple life.

As we enjoy the benefits of a simple life, we’ll appreciate the difference it makes a lot more.

Action Step: Ask yourself, “What does a simple life mean to me?” If that is something you want or want to have more of, do at least one thing every week to create it.

Question: What are other things you will appreciate if you want a simple life?

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