Do you ever feel that life has become more complicated? Perhaps too complicated? Ever wish you could turn back the clock to what seems was a simpler time, perhaps when you were younger, or had fewer responsibilities?
I have sometimes thought about how much of life’s “complications” are self-created despite those adult demands and expectations. And if they are, then some are within our control to change.
Here are some of my thoughts as to how we can move toward a simpler place. Don’t get me wrong. I am not delusional enough to think that this is a comprehensive list, nor that these will be possible for everyone. But I think there is value and sound judgment in doing just a few of these things when/where possible and that doing so can make a big difference.
- Don’t wait for tomorrow
- Tell people how you feel, for better or worse
- Do something you enjoy everyday
- Live close to work; work close to home
- Minimize unnecessary expenses
- Do what you mean
- Mean what you say
- Treat yourself
- Talk, don’t text
- Sweat a little everyday
- Purge what you don’t use
- Pay your bills on time
- Be true to yourself
- Follow your heart
- Listen more
- Don’t buy stuff you don’t need
- Pack light
- Don’t gossip
- Choose trust over doubt
- Talk to your neighbours
- Don’t brood on things you can’t change
- Help others in whatever way you can
- Keep your promises
- Make time for loved ones
What would you add to this list?