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What defines a simple lifestyle is a question that can be defined in a million different ways.
Is intentional – meaning you do the things you want to do
Is easy to navigate – which means big life decisions are rare and day-to-day choices don’t require a lot of thought
Is tidy – means “less is more” and that there are not many things in life – material or otherwise – that weigh you down
I made a list of five ways to live by this definition. There are only five because I think a list more would complicate things.

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Some of them are difficult to accomplish and may seem harsh or daring. Just because this list is meant to make things easier doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to implement.

1. Do more things you love
Life’s too short to do stupid stuff. If you think about it, there are only a few things humans need to do to survive: eat, shelter, and sleep (and presumably companionship).

Do what you need to do to cover these bases and plan to enjoy the rest. I bet if you look at your calendar for a given week, there would be at least a handful of activities you’re looking forward to. Ask yourself:

“Do I really have to do this?”

If after some serious thought the answer is yes, then do it.

If not, ask yourself:

“Is that something I like to do?”

If so, then do it.

If not, then don’t.

Life doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. Sure, you can piss off or disappoint some people. But in the end, do what you want. Another person’s opinion is irrelevant.

2. Look for quality over quantity
More friends, more family, and more things don’t make you happy. People try to make it work, but it doesn’t work. At the end of the day, you are left with things that give you a headache.

Instead, look for quality over quantity.

When you choose to surround yourself with positive and uplifting people, whether with family or friends, life becomes much easier.

If you choose to buy only the high-quality stuff you need, it will last a long time and you won’t have to worry about buying more stuff. What you have will be enough for you.

This way of thinking works with pretty much everything.

Find your high-quality stuff in life and reject the rest.

3. Get out of debt and cut your spending incessantly
Financial problems plague America. According to a 2017 survey, 57% of Americans have less than $ 1,000 in savings. Money problems are also still a major cause of divorce.

As you may already know, money cannot buy happiness … at least beyond a certain point. The problem is that we are manipulated by society into wanting things we don’t need, forcing ourselves to buy more things, and forcing ourselves into a work-slavery relationship with bills.

We didn’t have to work, pay bills, and keep working harder to pay more bills. So instead of living like the status quo, how about opening your eyes and stopping buying more things you don’t need?

Make a plan to get out of debt, then ruthlessly cut your spending. When it’s over you can let him go, give him the ax right away. Netflix, Sling, Cable TV, and Hulu? Do you really need ALL months? No, probably not.

If it’s a one-time thing, try the stall technique.

If you feel the need to buy something, don’t. Wait a few days and see how you feel. If you still need it, buy it. Otherwise, leave it.

The less stuff you have, the less money you have to spend to keep your life alive, so skip it all.

Also read: Easy Ways To Make You Feel More Attractive

4. Practice mindfulness

We live most of the day in our heads – reflecting on the past, regretting it, over-analyzing it, or worrying about the future, anxious and stressed about things to come.

Mindfulness is neither fancy nor spiritual. Its only purpose is to focus your attention on the present. This moment. Here. Straight away.

If you live more in the present, you have fewer worries, stress, and anxiety. Past and future problems do not rob you of your joy today.

There is no reason why it occurs to me NOT to practice mindfulness. It makes your life better in every way – and a lot easier too.

You can learn to meditate. Or not, if it’s not for you. After all, you don’t have to sit like a Buddhist monk to feel the benefits.

If you hate meditation, try taking a few moments to breathe deeply instead – in the shower, on the way to work, or in the bathroom. No matter where you do it, just focus on your breath and what is happening in the present moment.

Life is much easier when you focus on today and not on everything else.

5. Define your moral compass
Some time ago it took me a few hours of my morning to do something most people have never done in their entire life: define their values.

I took an online course that I have since forgotten, but you can google “how to define your values” and find a myriad of guides and resources to help you.

Doing this work to define your core values ​​makes life infinitely easier. My core values turned out to be health, growth, and relationships. Knowing this makes it much easier for me to make decisions.

For example, if I’m hungry for fast food on the way home, should I stop at McDonald’s or wait until I get home and choose a healthier snack? The decision is easier when my values are defined – I have to do what is best for my health.

If I go to bed tired and don’t want to wake up, do I go back to bed? Or should I wake up and post an answer on Quora? If I don’t wake up, I probably won’t have time later. Since growth is a core value, the decision to wake up and get to work is easy.

Not all decisions will be easy and you will definitely have procrastination and other feelings working against you. But knowing which decisions to make it easy because you know the right answer every time.


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