The Beauty of Simplicity — Living a Simpler Life

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Simplicity provides many surprising benefits:

1. Your finances improve

Keep your life simple, build a budget and stick to it faithfully.

2. You naturally avoid overreacting

Living a simple lifestyle allows you see the reality of the situation more easily.

3. You strengthen your health

By focusing on what’s most important, your stress levels will be lower and your health will benefit. Stress can affect your mood, blood pressure, and mental health, just to name a few. People who live simple life focus on their health and watch carefully what they put inside their bodies. They care about the future enough that they do not to abuse it in the present.

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4. Your relationships become deeper and more meaningful

5. Simplicity and freedom go hand in hand

The more things you own, the more responsibilities you have, the more you need to service your ego, and the less freedom you enjoy. You will find that simple things such as walking, looking at the clouds and smelling flowers can make you so happy. A simple life gives you freedom from issues in life that should not really be of major concern.

6. You learn more about yourself

When you’re not distracting yourself with your iPhone or other electrical gadgets, and stressed about becoming a CEO before the age of 40, you have the time and mental space to learn more about yourself. You have time to reflect and be grateful for what you already have.

7. Your life is less cluttered

Fewer possessions and commitments results in less clutter. This means you’ll spend less time cleaning and organizing. Naturally, you’ll have more free time at your disposal. Imagine not having to spend so much time keeping your life organized and dealing with all the things you don’t need or want. Now that’s what you call life!

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8. You can be true to yourself and your values

Modern society is focused on many things that don’t lead to happiness and fulfillment. A big house, fancy car, and a second home in Aspen never made anyone happy.

Material things don’t guarantee happiness, in fact it often leads you to covet and long for more.

Keeping things simple won’t let you be distracted with the temptations life has to offer. A complex life with a lot of expenses has made plenty of people miserable, however.

9. More free time

How will you spend all the extra time you’ll enjoy as a benefit of living a simple life?


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A primer on becoming a more resilient person, stories of recovery and resilience, and resources for living a more joy-filled life.

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