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How to simplify life

We always face two options in life: to make our and everyone’s lives easier or to make things tougher and more complicated. Do you want to see how this is so? Imagine you are in the mall parking your car. You can choose to park in the best way just occupying one parking spot, or you can park anyway occupying two parking spots making someone else’s day more difficult.

Another more humorous example: imagine you make the life decision to only eat pasta with read sauce at lunch time! This decision will for sure make your life more complicated and difficult, even more when you face days where this lunch option is not available. On the other hand, being a person who chooses to eat almost everything can make your life much easier and simpler.

It may be shocking to realize how indeed you are the source of easiness or of difficult in your life. When you decide, for instance, that you want you have a perfect wrinkle free face through time, this decision may bring lots of complications into your life. This is because we all age, we all do! Wrinkles will be there to prove us so. Of course, you can make use of medicines, surgeries and countless cosmetics to keep your young appeal but nevertheless time will impress itself upon your body in some way. The best decision in order to make your life simpler would be to age with joy, to find what is unique about aging choosing to learn to make friends with the wrinkles time will surely bring you. This last decision can make your years on Earth easier and more pleasing to live!

Can you now see how indeed you are the one complicating or making your life easier by each decision you make in each area of your life? This week I invite to you stop before you make any important decision. Really stop for some moments, get quiet and ask yourself: Am I making my life and everyone else’s lives easier or more difficult with this decision? Be honest with yourself!

A more joyful life does mean a life that is easier and simpler to live.

We can do everything in an easier and simpler way. It only takes us to stop for some time before every important decision we make that sure enough we will always see the easiest more joyful out. And of course we don’t have to do it all alone! We can observe the lives of those around us, paying attention to the creative ways they are using to make their lives easier.

Really pay more attention to the lives of those around you such as family members, neighbors, friends and work colleagues; wouldn’t it be possible for you to learn some new creative way to make your own life easier by observing how they live theirs? If you feel like, you may even ask them directly for advice. Ask them for suggestions on how you can make an area of your life simpler. I’m sure you will learn from people new creative ways to make your own life work more beautifully.

Please remember: we can always do everything in an easier and simpler way reaching the same goals. It only takes stopping to see the best and easiest way to reach our goals. As we stop to think about the simpler way to go, we always find better more creative ways to simplify our lives. Many malls and commercial buildings already seem to know this truth. They think about creative ways to make our lives, the consumers, better and easier as we are shopping there. This also holds true for hospitals, airports, banks which are always looking for easier ways to provide us with what we are seeking. They know that the simple and the easy always increase customer satisfaction.

We can also learn to act like these businesses. We can learn to find the easiest simplest way to reach our goals and perform our daily activities. We can choose to make our lives and that of everyone easier. For instance, we can choose to use public transportation in crowded areas and cities, releasing the need to drive our cars thus decreasing the traffic and air pollution. We can also choose to use the internet to pay our bills without needing to increase the line in the banks. There are countless, really countless ways we can make our lives and that of everyone easier, it just takes a little willingness on our part.

What could you change in your life right now to make it easier? If you want, think of at least three areas of your life that are really difficult to live. Think about creative ways you could make each of these areas easier and more pleasing to live. Perhaps you can learn how to organize yourself better, or you can share some of your daily tasks with someone else. You may even decide to make a regular activity become simpler such as paying your electricity bills every four months making a deposit ahead to cover that period saving the time you spent paying bills monthly.

Every time you make your life simpler and easier you are opening the way for more joy in your life.

For each thing you do, there is always an easier and simpler way to go. There is  is also a more complicated and time consuming way as well. This week give yourself the priceless gift to choose the easiest and the simplest of the ways to reach your goals and perform your daily tasks. As you do so, be aware you are also contributing to make other people’s lives easier and simpler thus more joyful.

Tips to a better week:

–  This week I invite to you stop before you make any important decision. Really stop for some moments, get quiet and ask yourself: Am I making my life and everyone else’s lives easier or more difficult with this decision? Be honest with yourself!

–  What could you change in your life right now to make it easier? If you want, think of at least three areas of your life that are really difficult to live. Think now about creative ways you could make each of these areas easier and more pleasing to live.

– Have you read your positive affirmation today? If not, click here.

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