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3 Ways To Keep Simplicity In The Midst Of A Crazy Life

 

Simplicity. Wow. Isn’t that such a wonderful word? I sure think so! Really, who DOESN’T want simplicity in their life?! We live in a world filled to the brim with busy schedules, running in circles, and overall, constant chaos. Do you know how exhausting that can get? Yes, I’m sure you do! When you combine family, work, and all of the other small things in life…. Whew. Wow. That can quickly become quite insane can’t it?! Of course, we all want sweet and simple lives, but it’s just g.e.t.t.i.n.g. t.h.e.r.e. which can seem nearly impossible sometimes. And I totally understand! But you know what else I understand? Your life may quickly become miserable if you are not constantly on the active search for sweetness & simplicity.

 

As you may have guessed by the name of this blog, I am quite passionate about finding the sweet & simple things in life. Why? Well, because without  realizing the importance of the sweet & simple things, your life will be just plain miserable! So many people in this world are constantly discontent, complaining, discouraged, and just plain miserable. And I don’t ever want to be like that! If that person is you, I have good news for you. You don’t have to be stuck in that awful life position forever! Yes, it may be a difficult rut to get out of, but I guarantee you that it is possible! If I’ve caught your attention yet, well that’s wonderful! Keep reading as I share my top 3 tips for keeping simplicity in the midst of a crazy life.

 

 

1. Get Your Priorities Straight

 

I made this my number one point because really, it is so, SO important. If you don’t have your priorities straight, well you can just forget about keeping simplicity in your life. (At least until you get this figured out) For example, if you are a mother, what is your top priority? Is it making sure you are spending quality time with your children? Or is it trying to have a magazine worthy home at all times? I hate to break it to you, but you’re probably not going to get both. BUT, which one is going to matter in the long run? Your children and the close relationships that you have built with them? Or always having a perfectly clean home? Yes, exactly.

 

If you are confused about what the order and importance of your priorities should be, I would encourage you to sit down with some paper and start jotting down a few notes. (How many times have I talked about making lists and writing stuff down on this blog? Ha, I have no idea…. Probably WAY too many times. Can you tell that I’m a writer? 😉 ) Spend some time thinking about what things are really, truly important in life. What is going to matter 10 years from now? 50 years from now? What are you doing NOW to make your future life a better place?

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2. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

 

As the saying goes, if it’s not going to matter in your life 5 years from now, don’t spend more then 5 minutes thinking about it. Seriously, it really is as simple and as complicated as that! When you are constantly stressing over things, you are totally chasing away any chance of simplicity! Sometimes, the sweetness and simplicity in life has to be found! It’s not going to simply fall into your life someday.
(Ha, see what I did there? *wink* ANYWAYS.,…. moving on now…..) It seems like so many people nowadays are just complicating EVERYTHING so much more than it needs to be!

 

Learn to take a breath. Learn to stop talking. Learn to step away. Learn to let go. Learn to stop stressing over the smallest little bumps that may come your way. Guess what? Life is FILLED to the brim with bumps and frustrations. It always has been, and it always will be. But does that mean that you are just destined to be a stressed out, miserable person? No, not at all! When you have followed the first step of getting your priorities straight, you will quickly come to realize just how many things really don’t matter!

 

3. Learn To Find Joy In The Simple Things

 

You know what? Your life can be as miserable or as joyful as YOU choose to make it. Your circumstances shouldn’t determine your joy. Yes, your circumstances & surroundings may affect it, but when it’s all said and done, joy is a CHOICE! Learn to find joy in the simple things of life. Fresh air, sunshine, wildflowers, a child’s laughter, a beautiful quote, a friend’s smile, and on and on this list could go. Every single day that we live, no matter how good or how bad, is filled with so many little miracles. It’s YOUR job to realize that! Stop stressing about every. single. thing. that could possibly go wrong in your life, and start thinking about the many, many things that have gone right!

 

Learn to find joy in the simple things of life. Fresh air, sunshine, wildflowers, a child’s laughter, a beautiful quote, a friend’s smile, and on and on this list could go. When you are tempted to feel frustrated and discouraged, change the focus! There are so, so many wonderful things that we have been blessed with in our daily lives. Our Faith. Our Family. Our Friends. Those are just a few of the biggest ones. If you are feeling discouraged and having a hard time learning to find joy in the simple things, I would really encourage you to simply start writing down your blessings. If we were honest, we really have no right to be complaining and miserable. Let’s be thankful, joyful people who find joy in the sweet & simple things in life.

Learn to find joy in the simple things of life. Fresh air, sunshine, wildflowers, a child's laughter, a beautiful quote, a friend's smile, and on and on this list could go. Life is made up of so many little miracles and it's YOUR job to realize that!Click To Tweet

Simplicity is something that you have to search for and then work hard to keep. But it is so, so worth it! We weren’t placed here on this earth to stumble through life with our eyes on the ground and a pout on our face. You only have one life here on this earth. Let’s make it a great one! No matter what, keep on striving for the sweet & the simple. So in review, what were the three things that we talked about doing in order to keep simplicity, even in the midst of a crazy life?

1. Get Your Priorities Straight

2. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

3. Learn To Find Joy In The Simple Things

So now I want to hear from YOU! Have you struggled with finding and keeping the sweetness & simplicity in your life? How do you be sure to keep your priorities straight and not sweat the small stuff? Have you learned to find joy in the simple things? What are some things that you’re still working on? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below!



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