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:
- Live below your means. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
- Organize your living space and working space. Get rid of stuff you don’t use.
- Say “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible.
- Single-task. Do one thing at a time and give it all you got.
- Bee yourself (photo).
- Smile often, even to complete strangers.
- Don’t be shy.
- Follow your heart.
- However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. Accept this simple fact.
- 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.