Does life feel like you are living in a box and no matter which way you turn you feel you are walking into yet another brick wall? Banging your head, stubbing your toes, knocking your elbows against the corners is not only painful, it is also tiring. In fact, it is exhausting. You wish someone else would come along and sort out your life for you, but in our hearts we know no one else can.
Right you decide, I am going to live a simple life, I am going to be a Minimalist and you dive onto the Internet, and you go out and buy every book on the subject and then you get rid of everything, but you are still hitting the walls of your box, because the life you thought you were getting is not the life you actually want.
Many of us have the illusion of living a simple life, but then get caught up in other people’s lives to such an extent that we can no longer see our own life. We are continually looking for the simple fix, the quick fix, the easy way. Our simple life will never look like anyone else’s, but here a few ideas of where to begin.
- Start and end the day with stillness
- Spend time in nature
- Eat food, mainly plants, not too much (Michael Pollan)
- Buy and wear clothes that you love, but not too many (Courtney Carver – 333 Project)
- Buy less, borrow more
- Spend more time with those we love
- Become free of debt
- Live within your means
- Move daily
- Sleep early, rise early
- Read widely
- Drink water
- Spend time daily with God
- Live without CHAOS in our homes – Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome (flylady
Live your own life, in your own way, on your own terms, but remember that we can learn many things from those who have done it all before us without mirroring their lives entirely. No one person will have all the answers for you, but you do!