Most of us don’t really crave simplicity itself. We want all the bells and whistles of a full life without the stress or complications. In short, we want the side effects of simplicity. Here are the realizations that came to me of the side effects of simplicity.
The one thing everyone needs more of in their lives is calm. There are only a few of us that really thrive on chaos and crisis. Calm is a rare commodity. After all, it equates with peace. If we are calm we have peace of mind, we are able to see things clearly and objectively. We don’t sit and worry about the small stuff and we face the big problems in our lives head-on with confidence. Simplicity brings calm because we have less to worry about.
With simplicity in your life comes more time. More time may be spent doing the things you love. Relationships with family and friends are enhanced with valuable time spent together. When we take the unnecessary time-consuming things out of our lives and simplify to those that are necessary as well as doing the things we love we enjoy the luxury of time.
Our home is our sanctuary. Coming home to a spacious living space no matter the dimension, is great for our brains. A few meaningful things that you enjoy will win over quantity any day of the week. When everything has a place it gives our lives order. Where there is order there is peace.
When you live a simple life the shallow people seem to fall away from you. You rarely have to worry about liars or fakes. You don’t have to worry about your partner’s spending obsession, or your best friend’s gossip. Simplicity breeds authenticity in many ways. What you see is what you get. Those that have decided to simplify usually decide to ease away from relationships that have no real meaning to them. One of the best side effects of simplicity is having relationships that support you instead of bringing you down. Friendships are often based on positive action. Partnerships have mutual trust and a connection of spirit.
To enjoy the side effects of simplicity you don’t have to jump into it head first. Take it one day at a time with consistent steps moving towards less is more. When you keep just the authentic necessities around you and live in the present moment, you need less.
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