One Thought That Can Make All The Difference
“Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.” ― Roy T. Bennett
I hope everyone enjoyed Diwali celebration last week! I wish you and your family all the love, luck, and happiness in the world.
I started this week with a notification where one of my posts started trending on Medium and it still is.
It feels unreal, to say the least, and I hope I keep adding value to your lives in whatever way I can to make this weekly newsletter worth your time. I follow one motto, that is - “We often undermine the impact we have. No impact is too small, whatever size the act may be.”
Sometimes I just feel so blessed to be just alive.
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😌A simpler life starts with a few small choices.
I think I’ve gotten so much better at letting go, I don’t mean that I let go easily now. I don’t. Everything in me still wants to hold on. And I’ve stopped asking myself why the hell I would want that anyway.
I didn’t get to where I am now all at once.
Simplifying my life is something I did little by little, one step at a time. And it took me years to learn, relearn and unlearn in this process.
Eventually, it became a habit — something I did instinctually whenever it was time to make new choices — but everyone has to start somewhere.
So, here are a few suggestions that I incorporated in my life a little bit everyday:
✅Break up with “busy.”
Sometimes busyness can’t be avoided, but don’t invite it into your space when it doesn’t need to be there. Simple lives leave room to think, breathe, and be. Stop rushing through yours. You miss a lot that way.
✅Actively declutter your life.
Less really is more. Work on letting go of things you don’t need or want anymore, whether that means giving old clothes that no longer fit to charity or letting go of outmoded belief systems and toxic relationships that don’t serve you anymore.
✅Say “no” more often.
Simplifying your life means placing a higher value on your time in and of itself. If you’re constantly giving yours away to people you don’t care about and things you don’t want to do, there’s less to devote to what and who really matters.
✅Fall in love with doing nothing.
The society we live in isn’t comfortable with free time — actual chunks of time that are indeed free with nothing scheduled. And that’s too bad because it’s a beautiful thing. It leaves room for so much possibility. Try leaving more of your own time unscheduled and see what happens.
It’s easy to see the social media posts of other people’s vacations and new stuff and get jealous. But you don’t know the stress in their life and the real cost of all the things they have.
This question is something only you can answer. You get to pick what you want your life to be. Try some of the tips and ideas listed here and see where it takes you.
Maybe you’ll enjoy less stress, better health, and more quality time with people you love.
Maybe you’ll find contentment with where you are right now. Or maybe you’ll find that you are someone who enjoys the pursuit of more, more, more. If it makes you happy in the end, there is truly nothing wrong with that.
This week, I managed to publish three articles on Medium.
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