Thoreau once said, “Simplify, simplify, simplify”– actually, he said it three times– and that idea resonates with us during the first week of August, which is National Simplify Your Life Week. With the ease of summer winding down and school and holiday season approaching once again, it can be very easy to get swept up in a stressful flurry like an autumn leaf in the breeze. Try as one might, sometimes it’s just impossible to juggle it all. And while some people enjoy a challenge, it’s just as important to recognize when enough is enough. Here’s some wise thoughts and helpful tips from Be More With Less and a few thoughts of our own for this week:
Think about the things in your life that could use some revamping or reorganizing, such as:
Simplify what you put your energy into and placing yourself in an environment that fosters a respect for simplicity. Remember, your physical space is just as important as your mental one!
The key to simplifying your life and hence minimizing your stress requires but a few rules and a commitment to making things easier for yourself. Once it’s established into your routine, simplifying and enjoying your life will be the standard rather than the exception. Enjoying a simplified life during and after National Simplify Your Life Week is one of the keys to being content and fulfilled with everything you’ve got!
Sources: 7 Ways to Simplify Your Life