How To Live A Simpler Life

Simply + Fiercely

In the words of Stephen Covey, we should “begin with the end in mind”, so let’s talk about what it means to live a simpler life.

To be clear, it’s not automatically an easy life, “less stress” doesn’t equal “no stress”, and things will never be perfect, for anyone.

Instead, life is almost always messy—but when you live simply, the mess is meaningful. You love and live and learn in a way that aligns with your hopes, dreams and values. If you want to live a simpler life, here are five ways to begin.

You can’t have it all, but you can find balance by defining your priorities. A big part of this is making an intentional choice about what to walk away from.

Decide what to stop chasing

Learning to practice self-compassion takes time (I’m certainly a work-in-progress), but it’s worth putting in the effort because it makes a huge difference in the long run. I don’t think you can ever truly simplify your life without it.

Practice self-compassion

Create physical space in your schedule by pausing throughout your day. Before you get out of the car, turn on your computer, or take your first sip of coffee, challenge yourself to sit quietly for just a moment.

Learn to linger

This is simple but oh-so-important: prioritise joy in your life. Don’t wait for tomorrow or “someday”. Instead, the time to act is now—keeping in mind that joy can be found in the little things.

Prioritise joy every day

Finally, I’ve learned that simple living is the result of hundreds, if not thousands, of tiny decisions. Collectively, these small choices matter more than sweeping changes like a new career or moving home.

Create space to reflect and do it often

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