Live a simple and happier life

Written by Leonescu Claudia

Both the perks and disadvantages of living in the 21st century is the superabundance of options. Dozens of brands, companies, products to pick out from, luxuries intended to make our lives easier, but do they? Or they’re just making our existence even more difficult?

We know the fact that “less is more” and “simplicity is bliss” but we don’t really manage to apply to ourselves very often. In the meantime, there are tons of folks who dream of living a humbler life and get away from all these modern fuss. Just imagine how amazing would it be spending your days sitting by a lake and enjoying nature or taking the time to read a book in your backyard hammock. These dreams are often interrupted by reality, but they don’t have to. There are things we can do to simplify our lives. We’re not suggesting you leave your job and move into a home in the middle of the woods and live off the land, but you can really clean out some of your belongings and recalculate your way of thinking.

You can get to the basics, get rid of your ultra-sophisticated gadgets which basically offer you the same thing, do you really need a smartphone and a tablet, and an iPod, and a laptop and those smart-touch-screen watches? We beg to differ. Just switch off, being assaulted with a persistent stream of reminders and temptations to dive into the virtual world can rapidly leave you with a sense of detachment of the actual world. Limit your electronic time, we know this will be a challenge, but it will help you regain your focus and actually leave in the moment.

Scheduling and tracking your resources is also a great idea if you’re looking to live simpler. Pay attention to how much time and money you are spending doing things or on things, and how much do you actually need them. Prioritize and choose the ones that will give you the most satisfaction, don’t overload your life with unnecessary possessions. You can get rid of the monthly expenses that you don’t need and as a matter of fact, never use. We’re sure you’re probably still paying on that gym membership you got after New Year’s Eve resolutions, but did you went there more than one or two times? If not, it is time you call them. Do you have weekly magazines delivered to your home, but they just end up on the coffee tray? Get rid of those, too.

Instead of spending your free time on shopping sprees and in front of the TV, go outside, do some exercise, your mind and body will appreciate it. They say life is about choices, so why not make the ones that benefit you the most?

About the author

Leonescu Claudia

Initially when I turned to writing it was a decision made on some pretty shallow grounds, first off it was Carrie Bradshaw building a fire under my writing juices. Spicing that up with some reading, somewhere in my 2nd year of collage I was already fascinated. Margaret Laurence once said ”When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.” and I find that painfully true.
If it's something you're drawn to, you reach for it in any of its forms, either it's in a newspaper, on a blog, maybe a book or a novel or you just go full-freelancing, you reach for it:)

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