“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
– Hans Hofman
When I started a plant-based way of eating almost ten years ago, I never imagined who I would become. First, I lost weight (the journey continues), then I became a health coach to help others get the health they desire. Then, as a result of eating simply, I began to live simply in other areas of my health and life, and I’m convinced that simplicity is critical to a peaceful and joyful life.
Living a simplified life is taking the complicated out of your life and pursuing simplicity in all areas.
Identify what causes you to be anxious, frustrated, distracted and overwhelmed and what’s stealing so much of your time, energy, money and attention. Then, sit with yourself to devise a plan to simplify that area.
Decluttering is a great place to start – When your home is overwhelmed with excess stuff, you too are overwhelmed; you have to clean them, move them, look after them, and sometimes when you don’t know what to do with them, you might get a storage space for your things which costs you money. Chances are, you don’t even know all that you have.
When you declutter, you eliminate what you don’t love, need or want. As a result, someone else can benefit from your things, making it a win-win.
Having less means you don’t have as much to concern yourself with, cleaning is more manageable and takes less time, and your home will have only what you love and need, free of excess clutter, helping you feel less overwhelmed and more peaceful. Once you experience living peacefully, you’ll also seek that in other areas of your life.