Motivational Monday (National Simplicity Day)
What's up, Central Texas!!! I haven't written a Motivational post in a while.
Since it is National Simplicity Day, I thought I should
Here is a little history on National Simplicity Day
Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is honored on National Simplicity Day. Thoreau's life is celebrated on the day, which promotes simplicity.
Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) was an author, naturalist, philosopher, and historian in his life. He was also a tax resister, an abolitionist, a development critic, and a surveyor. In his book Walden, Thoreau explores the simple pleasures of living in nature.
I know you are asking yourself, Big Ced, what are ways to simplify my life?
well, here are some ways you can simplify
It would help if you aimed for a leisurely pace without accumulating things. That's the simplest explanation of the day. Take your cues from nature or companionship, perhaps from a book or a child's wisdom. The nourishment of food and rest, and the satisfaction of a job well done, are essential for everyone. These simple things meet our greatest needs. Everything that remains falls away.
Living simply, however, does not mean living without. Living simply means having only what we need. Consider the excesses around you throughout the day. Next time something breaks, ask if it can be repaired rather than replaced.
In addition, when our lives are simpler, we are less stressed. We are no longer under pressure to acquire more things. We have time to go on adventures and spend time with the people we love.
Here are few tips on how we can simplify things in our life
Decide what's important to you. Things, goals, and activities will be included in this list. Even though we may not all have the ultimate goal of reaching Mars, don't ignore the small accomplishments. Clutter doesn't necessarily mean those things. Stepping stones. Consider slashing them if they don't contribute to the bigger picture.
We hold onto some things for sentimental reasons; you have to admit. In contrast, we buy too much junk for all the wrong reasons. Get rid of the ones that are not important and identify the most important ones.
(this is one I struggle with)
Ban impulse purchases. Before any shopping trip, make a list. A product that is not on the list cannot be bought (except for toilet paper, which is an exception). Otherwise, you will get by until your next trip. Your bank account will also improve.
Take into account activities that are time wasters and have no value. Which ones are important to you? Are they a source of joy for you? How do they improve your life or the world around you? If you answered no to any of these questions, why do you still participate in this activity?
I hope you enjoy some simplicity today!!