Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

If you are simple, the world is simple for you!

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius

A major problem of this world is that we were never taught to live a simple life. The system’s proponents teach us to always want more and complicate things by confusing us with its rubbish mantra.

A simple life can lead to a happy life. People must be self-sufficient and happy, tolerant, and magnanimous. You can’t think about anything complicated. If your soul is overloaded, you will complain and worry about others. It is necessary to delete the memory on a regular basis and discard the unpleasant people and things from the memory. Life is short, and wealth and status are added. Life does not bring death and does not take away. The simple life is happy and being happy is a simple life.

4 Ways To Lead a Simpler Life

If there is anything worth rushing for, it’s rushing toward a slower pace and a simple life. Here are 4 actionable steps you can implement today to simplify your life.

1. Start living a simple life by determining your values and priorities

When starting your simplifying journey, it’s important to get clear about your goals, values, and priorities. Knowing what you value will help you decide what you want to keep in your life and what you can let go of.

Sometimes it’s tempting to fill our your calendar simply because you don’t know how to say “no” (see number three) or you have what the kids call FOMO, or Fear oMissing Out. You sign up for everything because it all sounds good or fun. And maybe it is all good or fun, but when you get serious about your values and goals, you learn to say “no” to even the good stuff that isn’t aligned with what matters most.

Knowing your values also keeps you motivated to keep working toward simple living. Values act as your compass to help you stay on track as you are simplifying.

2. Learn the Art of Saying “No” So You Can Say “Yes” to the Simple Pleasures of Slow Living

As mentioned earlier, simplifying your life requires you to decide what matters to you the most and what you want to prioritize. So naturally, the next step is to learn to say “no” to things that don’t line up with your goals.

I understand saying “NO” isn’t always easy. But with a little practice and the right motivation it gets easier.

3. For a Simple Life, Slow Down and Practice Gratitude

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. — Aesop

Showing gratitude for what we already have is the foundation of simple living. When we slow down and start noticing what we have, appreciating our life for what it is right now, we begin realizing just how little we really need for a happy life.

4. Embrace a Gentler Pace with Slow Living

Lastly, slow down, intentionally. With less on your calendar and fewer possessions to care for, you can begin to embrace a slower pace of life and be present for the life you want to live.

Give your full attention to the present moment or task at hand, rather than always thinking about what is next. Whether it’s washing dishes or listening to a child’s story, let your attention be fully there.

A simple way is a great way to live your life. It is free of all the unnecessary things that the system wants us to buy so there is only space for the absolute necessities. I don’t know about you all but this is my way to live my life. I hope you will one day find your way.

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