I just naturally want to do things that make sense. In my personal life too, I don’t care what other rich people are doing. I don’t want a 405-foot boat just because someone else has a 400-foot boat.
— Warren Buffett
So you want to live a modern life with as less staff as possible?
It’s not mandatory that to live a simple life you have to become a monk or start living in a jungle or monastery detached from civilization.
If you want you can live with less along with leading a modern and rich life.
You don’t have to be Gautam Buddha or Gandhi to be simple.
You can be you, in fact, a richer you and simple.
Yes, it is true that rich people can lead a simple lifestyle
Because they can choose to live how they want, Mark Zuckerberg drives a Golf GTI but he could easily afford a Lamborghini, a Bugatti, etc. but he chose it because that was enough for him.
Warren Buffett has lived in the same house since he was 26, and his opinion about this is “why would I need a bigger house or more houses? So you can understand a mindset that leads you to the things you need, can make you able to love life with less staff despite being modern and rich.
The truth is you are not the Only Person Concerned About life with fewer things. Many are now concerned about this. So here are 14 ways to simplify your life but expand your experiences. To do less but be more.
Let It GO
You can’t live a simple life if you’re not willing to let go of what you don’t need or duplicate things. Like you have both Samsung galaxy j-5 and S-7. Let go of the duplicates.
It may seem to be difficult but is easier if you do a short time challenge. For example, let go of something for two weeks or a month and see what change it brings in your life.
Not only it can be beneficial to your health and mind but also you will be occupied and also after exercise you will be tired and need to rest instead of buying stuff or roaming around gadgets. Thus you can utilize time without stuff and simplify your life along with enriching it.
Purpose of meditation is to g experience our mindfulness to achieve serenity. It also helps us to embrace simplicity. It promotes us to live a simpler yet peaceful life.
Be A Clean Freak
Once you get habituate to clean your house and staffs you learn that the more stuff you own, the more time it takes to clean them. So for your own time’s sake, you will want to get rid of unnecessary staffs. So cleaning will make you want a simple life with less staff.
SPEND TIME WITH DEAR ONES
I lead a simple life. I get residuals. I have a family; we’re doing alright.
Instead of answering the comment on your Facebook status or scrolling the newsfeed of your social media, spend some time with your real friends and family members. Go for a walk with them or have dinner with your family member. Or cook the favorite dish for your mother and surprise her. Eventually, you will feel the need for a smartphone or social media less and lose interest in stuff rather than real worlds which needs less stuff. Create a bond with your family. Let go of screen time free up some time for togetherness. You can just share a conversation together.
Desktop instead of the laptop
It’s true you can’t avoid the needs of technology for your work or daily life. We can’t use a typewriter or fax machine instead of a computer. But try to use a desktop because it’s not portable and takes more time to operate than a laptop. You won’t carry it everywhere and be occupied with the computer. Thus you will use it only when you need.
ASK YOURSELF QUESTIONS
For example, when I look into my closet and see a cloth that is lying there for a long time without wearing I ask myself three questions and those are,
- Is it possible to make some money by selling this?
- Can I remember the last time I wore this cloth?
- What is the valid reason to keep this item still?
If I am not able to find perfectly valid answers then I have no reason to waste space for that. This is also useful while buying things. Often ask yourself “Do I really need this? Or what for? Then it will reduce your habit of increasing unnecessary stuff in your house.
Practice your hobbies
I was probably singing before I could talk. Musical theater is my passion. If I could afford it, I would just do dinner theater and live a simple life.
If you practice your hobbies or passion in your leisure time then you can be more perfect in that and also feel less need for stuff.
Write, paint, cook or take a photo. Find your passion what helps you to relax and be better and spend your time after that than wasting time after stuffs.
Disconnect The Phone From Wi-Fi
It’s It is a facility of Wi-fi that it takes less money to use the internet but there’s always two sides of the coin. By this facility, we keep our phones connected with the internet most of the time and check it every now and then If you keep your phone disconnected for some fixed time with the internet you can break the chain with your mind and tendency to check the notifications frequently. Also, it helps you to learn to enjoy the moment and life with less virtual world and stuffs.
Relax and do nothing
Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two.-
Winnie the Pooh
Take some time in the morning or evening to just relax and do nothing intensionally.l. Spend some minutes with a cup of hot coffee or tea or take a nap.
Go For A Walk
It’s quite simple and easy. Grab your snickers and go for a walk. Not for exercise just to observe your surroundings, for fresh air. It needs no equipment and thus you learn to enjoy life without staff. I often go to work on my bicycle. You can try it too.
Turn Off The Screens
It can be televisions, smartphones, tablets or computers. This is really harmful to sit in front of screens for our bodies and minds. Limit the time spend in front of screens. Set a goal to turn off the gadgets for one or two hours a day.
Be A Reader
You may or may not be a regular book worm but grow a habit of reading every day even if it’ one page for at least thirty minutes each day. It will stimulate your mind and once you get habituate to pages you’ll feel uncomfortable with gadgets and stuff automatically.
The fact is not that happy people are grateful but it’s the other way around–grateful and people are mostly happy. Have gratitude and gratefulness in your mind with what you have. Don’t compare yourself with others, there’s no end of needs but just think many people don’t have as much as you. So you need to be happy with what you’ve got. Then you will realize you don’t need any more stuff more than you need to be enriched and happy.
So, what are you waiting for? Simplify. Let go and reduce your stress in your everyday life. Free spaces, increase contentment and be enriched with less. And most importantly enjoy life to its fullest. Be rich with less.