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How To Live Life Simple

Updated on January 11, 2014

Many people around the world live a life of stress and being unhappy. We all have our own problems in life and some can handle them and then there are some that just can not handle any type of stress. All of us need to know how to live life simple and just learn to relax at least some part of our day.

We need to be able to put at least a small part of our day just for ourselves and forget about the stresses and problems you may have if only for a half hour each day. Take the time to treat yourself to some relaxing time, after all, we all deserve that little bit of the day for ourselves.

Many of us want the very best for ourselves, but it comes at a cost, whether it be money wise or something hard you may have to do in order to get that very best for your self.

I have learned, and it has taken many of years to learn, that having the best and most expensive things in life really doesn't make you happy. It may make you happy in the very beginning, but as time goes by the happiness seems to disappear, at least it did for me.

I have learned that the most simple things in life can make you very happy. We can all get very spoiled in life with what we own and have seems to never be enough for us. We always want bigger and better, but not me anymore. I am very satisfied with my simple life and love what I have now even though it is very simple.

What a Simple Life I Have and You Can Too.

See, you have a ton of fun doing anything in life and will not cost you a fortune. I have had many boats from row boats to 47 footers and the boat on the right of the photo is my new (used) purchase. It certainly is not a 47 foot live aboard like I used to have, but simple enough to have just as much fun and maybe even more than that huge boat.

You don't have to spend lots of money to have fun. The whole package, boat, motor and trailer was only $1,250.00. Paid in full and no worries about monthly payments. I can go out boating with no worries of where the next payment will come from. This is only an example of what I am talking about. Having fun and living life simple at minimum cost.

The point I am trying to get across to you is that you can live a simple life is so many ways and the boat is only one example. We all have the smarts to living simple. it is your choice whether that is the life for you or would you just like to keep getting bigger and better things in your life until you have reached that point that there maybe nothing else to can buy or get that will make your life a happy one.

I don't want you to think I am bragging when i speak about my life and how I made it a simple life, but I want you to understand that it can be done if you are willing to downsize and get rid of all those expensive toys and do a little sacrificing in your life if you can not afford them. I see so many people, including myself, that always want to out beat their friends and family in material thing in life. Doing this will only get you further in debt and believe me, it will happen. It happened to me until I smartened up and was willing to let all that go and live the simple life.

You can do just the same if you really want to live that simple life and still have loads of fun without drowning in debt.

I can not be anymore happier than I am right now. I am clean and sober and just living life simple.

© 2012 Mark Bruno


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      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Thanks for the advice. I agree with you a 100%, living simply means getting the best of life. Glad that I've realized starting to live simple earlier in life, it taught me the value of being content of what I have and of what is there. I prefer it this way than trying to have everything you actually don't need. God is great!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I think the older we get, the more we realize what is more important in life. Simpler is much better on you overall. I remember when I used to think I had to have this or that, what a waste of money. Glad that I got things sorted out over time and now live life much more peacefully. Thank God!

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      Susan Reid 

      6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Amen, TCL. Another reminder to those of us who overcomplicate everthing in our lives and chase happiness externally. It takes conscious effort to turn off the "buy, buy, buy" messages. But we've gotta do it if we want to stay sober, sane and serene!

      Voted up. Cheers. MM

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      Robin Young 

      6 years ago from Boise

      I'm at that same place in life. I can look back at many wasted years of anxiety. Congratulations on reaching that point. One book I really enjoyed on the subject is Zen and the Art of Happiness.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Awesome hub and better advice. Having being diagnosed with chronic fatigue several years ago, i made the decision to stop working, live smaller, calmer - and much much happier!

      less is more...


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      6 years ago from the South

      So true. I have worked hard to make my life simpler in the past few years because I want less stress. It's really a matter of priorities, isn't it? Good hub!

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      6 years ago

      So true. Having bigger and better things does not make one happier.

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      Jenna Pope 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Few people ever figure out what you have about the simple life. You are on the better path. Voted up!


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