There’s more to life than buying stuff.
There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too.
So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea on this beautiful weekend. Find a quiet moment. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.
Study: People Who Value Time Over Money Are Happier | Vox by Brian Resnick. People want both more time and more money. But unfortunately, there is rarely an opportunity to simultaneously gain in both.
My Year of Buying Nothing – Six Months In | The Guardian by Michelle McGagh. I felt isolated and lonely and I wondered daily whether I’d made a huge mistake in setting myself the challenge – but then something amazing happened.
5 Simple Steps to Getting Rid of the Junk in Your House | Dr. Oz by Tehrene Firman. It seems like everyone and their neighbor is kicking their junk to the curb, cleaning out every nook and cranny to get rid of the things they don’t really need.
What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study On Happiness | TEDxBeaconStreet by Robert Waldinger (12:46). As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.
A Simple Year. For the last four years, Courtney Carver has been helping people simplify their lives through a year-long program called A Simple Year. To try something new in 2016, she has decided to open registration mid-year. A Simple Year focuses on a wide variety of topics: clutter, diet, mindfulness, gratitude, just to name a few. The registration price for the program is $240. So it’s not for everyone. But if you want help simplifying your life in a comprehensive way, I do recommend it.