“ Manifest plainness,
Have few desires “.
604 BC – 531 BC
“ Beauty of style, and harmony,
and grace, and good rhythm,
depend on simplicity “.
427 BC – 347 BC
“ Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication “.
Leonardo Da Vinci
1452 – 1519
Get Down To Basics
Our every day life gets chaotic due to the
many responsibilities, obligations and
various other commitments we have to
Although being extremely busy can be very
appealing and enhances your living, at the
same time, being continuously occupied can
led to constant stress and total confusion.
Eventually, you will be seriously affected,
overpowered and frustrated.
Simplifying your life, and focusing only on
the fundamentals will help you feel more
relaxed, balanced, happy and free.
Indeed, simple life means different things
to different people.
But basically, it means to eliminate your
entire physical and mental clutter;
so that you can enjoy all the valuable things
that are important to you, and you want to
pursue in your life.
Living a simple life is not easy; but it does
not need to be complicated either.
Certainly, simplifying your life is a long
process — and sometimes very difficult.
Not only you need to take full responsibility
of your own issues, but also you need to be
very willing to work hard to succeed.
Definitely at the end you will be greatly
Put In A Nutshell
Remember that in order to simplify your
life, you just need to recognise and determine
what are the most important things that
matter to you, and get rid of everything else.
So, here is the guide for you to follow:
1) Make a list of the five (5) most valuable
goals in your life, that you really want to
2) Consider carefully all your personal and
professional commitments and responsibilities,
as well as the length of time you spend on them.
3) Prioritise all your obligations focusing
only on the most important ones, and discarding
all the rest.
4) Limit the time you spend talking with the
various people like, family, friends and
either this is in person, on the telephone or
over the internet.
Also reduce the time you are watching television.
5) Remove all unnecessary, useless and unused
items from your house.
Clear all your wardrobes, cupboards, drawers,
shelves and tables, and keep all the surfaces
Also clear all your digital clutter, on your computer
and your telephone.
6) Avoid buying unnecessary items.
Focus and buy only what you actually need and
use like, clothes, shoes and food stuffs.
Learn to want less, and decide to start saving
for various emergencies.
7) Slow down; perform all your tasks in a
slow pace, eat slowly, drive slowly, do your house
work slowly, and live in the moment.
8) Establish morning and evening routines,
and try to follow them exactly.
Do one thing at a time, and concentrate on it.
“ Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity,
and not in the multiplicity and confusion
of things “.
1643 – 1727
9) Consider downsizing; buy a smaller,
cozy and comfortable house, and a smaller car.
Cancel any magazine or newspaper subscriptions,
including your cable television and your gym
Cook your own food at home.
10) Eat only healthful foods, exercise regularly,
and detach yourself from all stressful people
Feel relaxed and peaceful.
11) Be creative; write, design, paint, draw,
Have fewer goals, and enjoy the small and
simple things in life.
12) Be organised; your finances like, having
one bank and fewer accounts — perhaps one
current and a few savings (one instant and the
rest in time deposits), as well as one credit card.
13) Eliminate all people who make you feel
stressed and under pressure; learn to say NO.
Learn to concentrate only on the things that
really matter to you.
14) Have a positive mental attitude, do not
complain or look for perfection.
Feel really grateful for all the good things you
have in your life, and do accept yourself as
15) Place some indoor plants in your house.
Not only these will detoxify the air you breathe,
but also create a calm, serene and
soothing atmosphere for you to enjoy.
16) Find inner simplicity by meditating,
daydreaming, praying to a higher power,
spending time alone with yourself in nature,
or even by keeping a daily diary.
“ There is no greatness where there is not
simplicity, goodness and truth “.
1828 – 1910
Remember that in order for all the above
mentioned actions to work, you must be persistent,
exercise them regularly, and make them
Simplicity is something mysterious and evasive;
but it is always nearby.
You just need to know where and how to search