Nhiều người muốn một cuộc sống đơn giản tránh xa mọi hỗn loạn dường như tự gây ra. Bước đầu tiên để chấp nhận hình thức lối sống mới này là hiểu sự đơn giản có ý nghĩa gì với bạn và sau đó sống theo định nghĩa đó. Dưới đây là một số gợi ý về cách sống một cuộc sống đơn giản.

Chậm lại

Có những lúc bạn đã quá quen với việc làm mọi thứ một cách vội vàng đến nỗi bạn không nhận thấy cuộc sống của mình đã trở nên nhanh như thế nào. Chỉ cần đọc các từ, Giảm tốc độ, chậm sẽ cho phép bạn tạm dừng một lát và thông báo. Bước này được đề cập đầu tiên vì vậy bạn sẽ mang theo ý nghĩ trong suốt bài viết này và hơn thế nữa.

  • Avoid multi-tasking. It has become popular, if not clichéd, to multi-task. Research indicates that there is a point where the quality of what you are doing declines when you try to focus on too many tasks at once. Just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean you have to.
  • Find your threshold of diminishing return on the number of tasks you can work on. Your goal is to do things well so you can feel good about your accomplishments.
  • Take frequent breaks while working.

Eliminate Extras

The concept of conspicuous consumption may describe your life. It entails lavish or wasteful spending that attempts to show others your level of social prestige. Simplifying your life will drastically cut into the amount of “extras” you have grown accustom to. The goal is to cut out the extra expenses so you won’t be tied down by financial obligations.

  • Question if you really need that third ipad or newest electronic gadget, or twice-a-day trip through the coffee retailer drive-thru. Just say “no” to yourself, and “yes” to your desire to live a simpler and more peaceful life. Each time you are faced with a decision, you can make a good decision.
  • Find fulfillment in the simple things in life by spending time with friends, in nature, or building something with your own two hands. Intrinsic rewards will improve your motivation and overall satisfaction with your life.

Practice Empathy and Compassion to Create Peace

The ability to appreciate someone else’s struggle is an important skill to develop. It comes easy to some people, and not to others. You know how you would like to be treated, so use that as a guide when trying to forgive someone.

  • If you want to practice empathy and compassion start by reaching out to a family member or friend and offer to help her in some way. Perhaps you could run an errand for her, or do something simple like unload groceries, or water her plants. The point of this exercise is to provide to others the feelings and actions you appreciate when someone does the same for you.