Blissful Simplicity

I’m not sure if you’ve read articles about people like Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and Marc Zuckerberg and why they wear almost the same thing everyday. The logic behind this approach is that a person has a limited amount of brain power in a day, so the more decisions they have to make, the weaker their decision-making process becomes. Experts explain that your pool of decision-making energy is limited, and eventually, as your willpower depletes with each new decision you make, you’re more likely to either act impulsively or do nothing. As 2015 was approaching, I decided to simplify my life even further. At the moment, I try to live as simple as I possibly can. My greatest expense at the moment is my car which seems like more of a necessity when working more than one job. I eat a handfuls of things and my meals are basically the same everyday. Most people close to me think it’s quite weird but it leaves me with brain power to focus on much more important things. I keep things simple and make them a habit so they eventually become a part of my character and I’m able to do them with as little thought as possible. Simplicity has been considered synonymous with Minimalism. According to Be More With Less, Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple, Minimalism is any design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect and Simple living is a minimal, low-consumption way of living sometimes called minimalism. One approach to a simple or minimalist lifestyle for one person will not work for another, so it’s important that it makes sense for the individual. Some minimalists do not own a car but for me it’s absolutely necessary, especially in Trinidad and Tobago. I will encourage anyone to try living a life with less, even if it’s for a month and you’ll realise that your mind will be focused on things of a higher nature instead of your material possessions.

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”…Confucius

“I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.” …Albert Einstein

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