Monday, March 26, 2012

Simplify Life

I have always been a fan of simplicity. I have never wanted complex thing nor appreciated clutter in my life.

Today I would like to share 52 things that I learned on simplification. This article is based on the book 52 Ways to Simplify your Life by Steve Woodworth.

And here it goes:
1. Get enough sleep
2. Have a rest day
3. Get away from it all
4. Take mini retreats
5. Stop the newspaper
6. Turn off the television
7. Limit magazine and read great books instead
8. Stop the noise
9. Experiment with Peace
10. Know where your time goes
11. Accept yourself
12. Know your values
13. Set a clear goal
14. Learn to say No
15. Plan ahead
16. Start every day with God
17. Practice awareness of God
18. Turn off the adrenaline
19. Advance with a retreat
20. Forgive
21. Channel your anger
22. Seek help for difficult relationships
23. Use a budget
24. Pay off your mortgage early
25. Fast from buying
26. Save 10 percent for yourself
27. Have fun saving money
28. Avoid debt
29. Ignore fads and fashion
30. Don't compete with the Joneses
31. Invest simply
32. Give it away
33. Enjoy manual labor
34. Plant a garden
35. Find a hobby
36. Do simple repairs and maintenance
37. Hire someone for difficult jobs
38. Don't accumulate expensive tools
39. ind the right person to help
40. Recycle
41. Buy with sensitivity to the rest of the world
42. Get outside
43. Watch for beauty
44. Put your family first
45. Become an encourager
46. Invest in edifying relationship
47. Love the unlovable
48. Invite a friend to join you on a pilgrimage
49. Stop seeking perfection
50. Go with the flow
51. Keep simplicity simple
52. ollow your bliss

There are 52 weeks in a year. If we could practice one in each week then by the end of the year we will be one step closer to simplifying our lives.

~Till then

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