Here’s my question to you. Do you feel like being too busy is taking away from your life?
We take pride in how busy we are, but we forget how it consumes our life, how that stress eats away at us. We find ourselves overwhelmed as we stare at a week’s worth of tasks to do and have only a day to do it. Eventually, we find ourselves unable to keep up with the demands of our daily lives and fall apart.
We may even decide to make a change. We set down “busy-ness”, and we find ourselves lost. We’ve been taught to fill our lives with accomplishments and accolades, but to what end? What do you do, when accomplishment is no longer the sole driver of your life?
Simplifying is not simple
As bizarre as it sounds, changing to a simple lifestyle, might be one of the hardest things you ever try. In a world where “busy-ness” is championed, embracing simplicity can feel like leaving a bunch of 3-year-olds alone with an open can of paint and expecting everything to turn out ok. It involves a lot letting go, it’s messy, and nobody likes feeling that out of control.
Why I care about living simple
Have you ever felt that people never had time for you? That the world demanded too much? This was my experience as a child. Raised by a workaholic dad and a disabled mother, time was always at a premium. My parents loved me, but I watched how an addiction to being busy prevented them from being with those they loved most. This pushed me to make a unique decision with my life. At an early age, I chose to master the art the of simplicity.
Change is possible
The reason simplicity is so terrifying is because it means letting go. We live in a world where we thrive on control, and few of us have ever had practice releasing that. With practice, however, anybody can embrace a fuller life with more time and less stress.
A whole new way of being
When you learn to simplify your life, you not only learn how to have less stress. You learn a whole new expansive way of life. Whenever I have met somebody who changed to a simpler lifestyle, I’ve noticed they all more or less say the same things:
- “I’ve never realized what experiences I was missing out on.”
- “I never knew taking life slower could be so gratifying”
- “I had no idea how much more there was to enjoy in the world.”
- “I didn’t know my life could be made so much better by just making a few changes.”
Working with me, you can learn to:
- Enjoy the moment
- Discover new and exciting sources of emotional fulfillment
- Find inner peace
- Embrace imperfection
- Pace yourself
I said before, pursuing a life of simplicity can be incredibly scary, but it doesn’t have to be. With time, drive, and proper guidance anybody can learn to live a better life. The most important part is taking that first step. Take a chance, dare to step out of your comfort zone, and see what’s out there for you discover.