Psalm 29:11 – The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
We are drawn each day to make a choice: Will you complicate your day more than it needs to be or will you choose a simple life.
I know people who live in my apartment complex who live a simple life. The highlight of their day is congregating while waiting for the mail to arrive.
However, do they want that simple life or were they thrust into it by the choices they made for years?
And what does a simple life look like anyway?
It’s never too late to begin to move into a more peaceful lifestyle. Start enjoying what you have instead of wanting what’s out of your reach.
How do you take a chaotic situation and bring peace to it?
Find some other ways to life a simple life in purewow.com’s article, “How to Live a Simple Life (and Let Go of All the Crap Bogging You Down.” A couple of their ideas include declutter to lessen distractions. Clutter hinders your ability to focus and the way your brain processes information because it’s constantly competing for your attention. Here’s another way, start saying “No” to requests to do something another person wants you to do. This will help you stop being busy all of the time. And here’s one more on the list, stop multitasking to truly focus. You tend to make more mistakes when multitasking.
Did you find any of the above ways helpful to learning how to have a simple life? If not, read the article above and see if any seem reasonable to attain.
Choosing a more simple life can bring peace. And as the Bible verse above says, God gives strength to his people and blesses them with peace. Strive to change your life to a more peaceful one. Then you may find you have fewer bouts of anxiety and more time focusing on what matters the most to you.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.