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The Simple Life

03 Feb
We can’t all sell everything we own, quit our jobs, move to the beach or the mountains, and live the simple life that we all dream about, but we can reorganize our own lives right where we are, to make it the best it can be here and now. The simple life, oh how we all crave it!  Well I guess we don’t all crave it, but it is likely that if you are reading this post, you are one of the ones that does.
Not everyone does, and those that don’t will probably think the rest of us are crazy. You know what? It is okay to be different. It is okay to be crazy in that regard. If people don’t appreciate you for who you are and who you want to be, then you shouldn’t listen to them. It is your life, and it is you who wants to change, to be more frugal, and to live the simple life.
What is it really, to live the simple life?
Here is a pretty basic Manifesto for a Simple Life
Eat Less, Move More
Buy Less, Make More
Stress Less, Laugh More
Feel Blessed, Love More
Find a quite spot every day and breathe.
By Kety Exeter – The Smile Collective – thesmilecollective.com.au
Really, living a simple life, is de-cluttering the things that are not important and focusing on things that are most important. It is a lifestyle that allows you to get back to the life of self reliance, frugal living, and erasing the chaos and clutter that rules most of our lives.
For me, living the simple life, in my perfect world, would be to move from the city to our cabin in the mountains, produce as much of our food that we could, get away from all commercialism,

make things ourselves, cook things from scratch, have less bills, be debt free, be not reliant on anyone for anything. Now of course I can’t do this all, but I can sure work towards much of it.

The mountain cabin is a dream, and maybe someday it might become a reality. For today, I can work on becoming debt free. I can work on cooking everything from scratch. I can work on growing and producing as much of our own food as possible, while living in the city. I can start to eliminate as many bills as possible, like television, phones, reducing utilities, reducing gas and vehicles, and others. I can work on de-cluttering the “stuff” from my home. I can work on de-cluttering the “stuff” from my life. I can work on becoming prepared for unforeseen things, by becoming more self reliant. I can work on learning more skills to become more self reliant. And most importantly I can work on slowing down, taking time to reflect and ponder, and planning for what is most important.
It is okay to be the new you. Create the you that YOU will love, without worrying whether or not others will love you. If you love yourself, then you will attract others that will love you too.
You will have to be willing to make those mistakes, let negative people go, and focus on your life. It will take hard work. It will take much determination to succeed. But you can do it.  You can live the simple life, regardless of where and what it is that makes it for you.
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2 Comments

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Life, Living, simple life

 

2 responses to “The Simple Life

  1. oawritingspoemspaintings

    April 20, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Lovely post! this is what I aspire to & try to emulate those ways it is not always easy there are downfalls but a lot of victories…in short it’s worthwhile 🙂

     
    • Davilyn

      April 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Always downfalls but we keep trying right?

       

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