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Simplify Life; Less is More

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Central Mindanao Newswatch - local newspaper

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Simplifying your life will bring balance, freedom, and
joy. When we begin to live simply and experience these
benefits, we ask the next question, “Where else in my life
can I remove distractions and simplify life to focus on the
essentials?” Once we can answer that, we will understand
what is vital in our lives. Too many material possessions
complicate our lives more than we ever give them credit.
They drain our bank account, our energy, and our
attention. They keep us from the ones we love and from
living a life based on our values. When possible, release
yourself from the time commitments that are not in line
with your most significant values.
Reduce the number of goals you strive for in your life
to one or two. By reducing the number of goals you are
trying to accomplish, you will improve your focus and
success rate. Make a list of the things you want to achieve
and choose the three most important. Focus there.
Most negative emotions are completely useless.
Resentment, bitterness, hate, and jealousy have never
improved the quality of life for a single human being.
Take responsibility for your mind. Forgive past hurts and
replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Use fewer
words. Keep your speech plain and honest. Mean what you
say. Avoid gossip.
Focusing your attention on television, movies, video
games, and technology addiction affects your life more
than you think. Unfortunately, when you live in that world
consistently, you don’t even notice how it impacts you.
The only way to fully appreciate its influence is to turn
them off. Relationships with others are good, but constant
streams of distraction are bad. Learn when to power off
the phone, log off social media, or not read a text. Focus on
the important, not the urgent.
A steady flow of distractions from other people may
make us feel important, needed, or wanted, but feeling
important and accomplishing importance are completely
different things.

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