On The Way To Simple Living: Remember The 80/20 Rule!

31.8.2014

6.30 pm

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Before: How I used to live?

  • I used to force myself to go out after work.
  • I used to use a lot of time for thinking what to do outdoors with the children. Sometimes so much that it was already too late to go out.
  • I used to feel guilty if we spent the whole day indoors with the children.

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Changes: What changes I´ve made to my life since I started to pay more attention to my wellbeing and simplify my life?

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After: What kind of positive effects I´ve noticed now that I´ve been able to get closer to Living Simply.

  • I´m more energetic: I´ve heard that an hour of exercise gives you an hour of extra energy for the day. I agree, but I also like to think that just spending that hour outdoors does the same.
  • My sweet tooth doesn’t bother me that much anymore: If you want to have something sweet, don´t give in to that urge right a way. Go and have a relaxing 15-minute walk outside first. You may surprise and find that a feeling has passed.
  • Our family life runs smoother: It´s amazing how much some time outdoors can reduce unnecessary arguing and crankiness!
  • Time outdoors is not something that has to happen every single day. Nowadays in our family it´s something that we want to do as much as possible: The more positive experiences you get, the less you need to force yourself.

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Next time you can read about how evening routines can be made less stressful and how to add quality to everyday evenings.

Click to read the On the way to Simple Living: Intro.

Read all posts from my post series called On the way to Simple Living.

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