Monday, December 17, 2012
What Simple Living Means to Me
Living simply for me does not necessarily mean life is simple or easier in the literal sense of the word. Life is simplified in a different way. Life is more meaningful, uncomplicated and straight forward. It encompasses my core values and what is important to me and important for my family. It means I take time to slow down and think about life. It means keeping what is important in sight and taking steps in the direction that will bring me closer to this. It is learning to cook in a different way, making more thoughtful decisions about what I purchase and why. It is placing importance on the people, not the things in my life. Choosing simplicity has a positive impact in my life and this choice slowly affects all area's. As I follow my values I find myself coming full circle. The tension, anxiety, and stress of the previous lifestyle melts away and I find myself enjoying peace, calm, tranquility, and simplicity.