Simplify Life

Being sick has its benefits. For one, I’m confined. The extent of my entertainment includes a peppy black cat, a half-full fridge and my computer(s).

I have also been avoiding my phone, because I sound like I have an upper respiratory infection…because I do.

Hence, I have plenty of time to read, think and write, which if you don’t know me, writing is one thing I love to do. Last night I read something a little bit inspiring. In it, the author listed sixty ways to make life simple again.

Sixty suggestions + copious amounts of nighttime cough syrup + Advil PM + a recent critique of my demeanor, got me thinking about my life (and had me feeling pretty damn good).

I’m a realist. I can’t immediately instate all sixty simplifications. Instead, here are the manageable few I’m going to try:

  1. Live below your means. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
  2. Organize your living space and working space. Get rid of stuff you don’t use.
  3. Say “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible.
  4. Single-task. Do one thing at a time and give it all you got.
  5. Bee yourself (photo).
  6. Smile often, even to complete strangers.
  7. Don’t be shy.
  8. Follow your heart.
  9. However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. Accept this simple fact.
  10. Realize that you’re never quite as right as you think you are.

Tonight, I’m going to practice what I blog, watch Aladdin and do more writing.

Looking for more ways to simplify your life? Read all sixty.

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  • stevie lee says:

    sorry you are or were sick, that's a bummer. you top 10 or the 10 you choose to practice are the one's i do now. i'm going to review the sixty and maybe add one or two to my daily life.
    i really want to get started on "project" & "designs" that i been saving for years. i bought a duck call with DVD and instructions. i want to learn that immediately but was told to practice for 3 years and call when ready. a co-worker, who hunts, said it is better not to call then to do a bad call.

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