For someone bred in the city, it may not be as easy to go from the fast life of the simple life. You do not have to move out of the city and into the country to start living a simpler life. Sometimes, all it takes is some reasonable amount of change and effort to make your life a lot less stressful.
Here are some of tips you can follow.
Encourage your family to live a simple life too
You cannot do this alone; your family has to be with you. You are not asking them to make huge sacrifices; you are just telling them the simpler your life gets, the happier you can be as a family.
For example, instead of working your head off to send your children to a private school, you may explain to them the benefits of going to an inexpensive middle school here in Salt Lake City. After all, if it is education they need, such a school offers the same for much less, and it helps build their character.
Get rid of luxuries you do not need
Today’s digital life has made things more convenient, yet it is also easier to feel pressured to go with the flow, what with your social media feed always showing you what you are “missing out” on. The truth is you do not have to complicate your life by trying to live another person’s.
Get rid of such luxuries in your life, and it will become easier to find a simpler lifestyle.
Work from home
You do not have to shun the digital life completely. In fact, it presents you with an opportunity to quit your day job and get away from all the stress. Start a blog or visit websites where you can find something to do and earn income. Working from home is easier today than it used to be.
Learn simple life skills
Learning simple life skills like gardening, canning, fishing, making bread, basic plumbing and carpentry, house painting, and many others can give you plenty of satisfaction, not to mention loads of savings. You might even discover a skill you can turn into a side business.
A simpler life is not a lonelier life; it is more the opposite. By living simply, you see life in a more pragmatic way. You become less engrossed with the trappings of modern living, and you can have more time for yourself and your family.