“Our life is frittered away by detail,” wrote Thoreau. “Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand.” This quote is a solid reminder to not let ourselves get bogged down by attempting to tackle too many things. When we bring complexity into our lives we make it harder for ourselves to find the time to enjoy life.
There’s just one little problem with this idea of simplifying: How?
We can’t all go and spend two years living by a pond like Thoreau did. We have responsibilities and obligations and bills and jobs and… Yeah, there’s the stress that comes from complexity rearing its head again. How can we in the 21st century follow the advice of a 19th century writer in order to minimize the complexities of modern life?
Fortunately there are things that we can do to aid in this; habits and practices we can cultivate to keep our minds calm, are souls at peace, and our lives running as smoothly as possible. You can check out the entire list of small ways to do this HERE, at The Positivity Blog. And don’t forget that the greatest source of peace is our God, so be sure to make spending time with Him and in His word a priority to keep His calming presence in your life.
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