Simplifying your life

The problem with life is that we want more than we can afford to have, run or own. We buy too many material things. Our children have more now than our generation had, more than our parents’ generation had, but they seem less happy than we were.

Some ways to simplify your life:

  • Make peace with your past. Let go of the things you cannot change and change the things you can;
  • Stop holding on to anger and bitterness. Holding on to the things that we have no control over can make us even more angry and bitter.
  • Cut down on the relationships that leave you emotionally drained;
  • Make your life simple and less complicated. Relationships should be equal. If they’re not, then perhaps it’s time to re-think;
  • Downsize your to-do list. Spend time on your own. Go for a walk, read a book or listen to classical music;
  • Remember to say ‘no,’ once in a while and don’t feel bad about it.

As a child, I wasn’t indulged, simply because my parents couldn’t afford to buy me things. My life was simple and playing ball in the back garden was considered fun. That really was the simple life.


19 Dec, 2011

6 thoughts on “Simplifying your life

  1. Good suggestions.

    I have simplified my life just by cleaning things out and getting rid of things I don’t need or use anymore.

  2. Everyone should declutter every once in a while.

    Stand back and look at the material things we accumulate that we don’t really need and then apply the same principles to our relationships.

    Having said that you can never have enough car magazines!

  3. I certainly need these tip of yours, especially in letting go of bitterness and anger, which I have been carrying since childhood against my Dad’s relative.

    Plus, I should stop my negative thinking which my mom hates about me 🙂

    1. Thanks for posting Kimmy. It’s great to have you on site.

      I think there is a lot more to what you say and your family are partly responsible, because I was exactly the same as you as a child. I was angry and bitter. We tend to form negative thoughts around what we deal with and you deal with CP. It’s very hard to be positive when you’re not feeling positive.

      I know your parents have been very instrumental and supportive towards you and that’s great, but I believe support has to be across the spectrum. Perhaps your family can help you address how you feel towards your dad’s relative; particularly if the reasons you’re bitter and angry have nothing to do with you.

      I am sure that with maturity and experience you will learn how to change other things too. Many thanks for posting Kimmy.

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