As a blogger, one of the things that I have always and will always love is finding out about new holidays to share with all of my readers. With that being said, tomorrow is a national day called National Simplicity Day!
If you’re like me and have never heard of National Simplicity day, it’s a day that was created in honor of a philosopher named David Henry Thoreau. He believed in living simply and not being consumed by the hustle and bustle of life.
In honor of National Simplicity Day, here are five ways that you can choose to simplify your life!
1. Cut down on technology
Technology is ruling the world right now, which has become a blessing and a curse. It’s so easy to get consumed and fill yourself with the lives and entertainment of others that live on social media. It’s also easy to become one of those people that are both constantly consuming and posting for others to consume (especially as an influencer). Doing so can leave you, not only overwhelmed at times but out of touch with life outside of technology and social media. If you want to live life a little simpler, cut down on your technology. It’s easier said than done but maybe first try by not watching as much TV or cutting down the amount of time you spend online and then work your way from there.
2. Read more books
Because we’re in the age of technology, some of us have forgotten what it’s like to have the feel of a good book. If someone does read, it’s often a digital book versus a physical one. Sometimes the best thing to do is to step away from technology, grab a good book, and dive deep into its pages. Reading more can help you in so many ways and it’s also a great way to escape for a moment from the chaos of life.
3. Enjoy more moments in nature
If you’re trying to live a more simplistic life, try making more moments out into nature. This doesn’t mean you have to move away from the city (unless you prefer to do so), but you can do more things outdoors. It’s the simple things that truly matter and even just enjoying a fresh cup of coffee or tea out on the patio/balcony in the morning can make all the difference. Take moments to slow down and enjoy the beauty that is around you…moment’s you’ve probably missed being pulled in by the busyness of a hectic life.
4. Declutter your space
To simplify your life also means to simplify the space you live in and give it a nice cleaning. During this time, you can evaluate what items you truly need and which ones you’re able to donate or sell. It can be hard sometimes to give away our things, but to live more simply can also mean to appreciate what you have and that you’re able to give away what you don’t need to others that might need them more than you do.
5. Rid yourself of anything/anyone that no longer serves you
This is the same as decluttering your space, but taking it to the next level. Now, you’re no longer just decluttering your home, but the space that is…essentially…you. This means you’re no longer keeping people or things around that are taking up your energy. As you try to simplify your life, take a look at what’s causing it to remain complicated or hectic. When it comes to people, it’s a little bit harder than if you’re giving an item away, but you still need to make the steps to part from whatever or WHOEVER it is that is no longer serving you.
Whether you choose to completely switch out your current lifestyle for simplistic living or you just want to make a few changes, I think it’s a good thing that we all strive to live a little more simple. The world alone makes life challenging without our permission, so why not help ourselves the best way we can?
Tomorrow, celebrate National Simplicity Day by making a small change in your routine. You might like it and make it a permanent part of your routine!