Simple Pleasures of Life

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Living a simple life may be the key to finding happiness. If you are currently reading this in the comfort of your home, take a moment to examine the space you are sitting in at this moment. Are you living your best life? Is it simple? Close your eyes and imagine what it would mean to you to live a simple life. 

Quality of Life

Leading a simple existence can have a positive effect on the quality of your life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines the quality of life as being a multidimensional concept by which we determine the good and bad parts of life. What makes a good “quality of life” is what we deem it to be.

Improving our quality of life has several benefits.

Less Stress

It’s difficult to rid yourself of all things that trigger stress in our lives but living a high-quality life can do wonders to reduce our stress levels which can contribute to our health and mental wellness.

Better Sleep

Living a high quality of life not only reduces stress levels but it improves your chances of getting a good night’s rest. Getting enough sleep at night can be beneficial in aiding us to be more productive, make better decisions and improve our overall mood. 

Positivity

A healthy quality of life generates an existence of positivity. The power of positive thinking is phenomenal. Positivity allows us to problem solve without self-doubt and instills a high level of self-awareness and confidence.

The Simple Things

How can you simplify your life? There is good news. You can begin to simplify your life in a few simple steps over a period. Change does not have to be immediate, but for results, it will require action. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

Declutter

Sometimes, improving the quality of your life can be as simple as decluttering your car, your home, or disconnecting from a bit of negative energy in your life. Decluttering a space in your life can be liberating as you can get rid of those things that at one time defined who you are as a person. Whether you toss it out into the trash or you donate for the better good of someone else, decluttering your space can feel like pressing the reset button. 

Another positive side effect of decluttering is the overwhelming sense of creativity that can take hold under the right conditions. Many people report that they can think clearer after they remove those things that generate distractions such as clutter.

Deploy a Morning Routine

Your morning routine may have everything to do with how simple your life is each day. Whether you indulge in a generous cup of coffee each day to get your intellectual energy moving or you participate in a walk or jog around the neighborhood to get your blood flowing, or mindful meditation can be an excellent way to improve your quality of life. 

Knowing What’s Important to You

It’s amazing how simple life becomes when we can comfortably identify what is most important to us in life. Once we can determine the things that matter most to us, we can begin to live our best life. Take time to understand better the things that motivate you and what it is that makes you want to get out of the bed every day.

Carve Time Out for the Simple Pleasures

Warren Buffet suggests that it is the simple pleasures such as playing an online game like Candy Crush or Bejeweled Blitz that give us comfort. Life is so complicated that it has a way of draining us of our energy and overwhelming us with its intensity. Sometimes we need to carve out a bit of time to merely indulge in something simple. 

Learn to Say No

We exist in a pressure-filled society of ‘yes.’ While there are celebrities out there touting the impact of the year in which they forced themselves to live in a life of saying ‘yes’ and how moving it was to their soul, the rest of us a.re struggling with saying ‘no.’ 

Learning to say ‘no’ can help to enhance your quality of life. Also, can help you to successfully dodge those situations that put the quality of your life in jeopardy. 

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