Living life simple

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  1. the clean life profile image72
    the clean lifeposted 13 years ago

    What would you do to make your life more simple with less stress?

    1. profile image0
      TanielHoustonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      die - no more stress. Although stress is as much as you make it. Difficulites come -you jus gotta learn how to cope with them

      1. CathyWebber profile image59
        CathyWebberposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        How do you know ?
        Maybe the pass world will make you more crazy. smile

        Just put down your 'unnecessarily burden' and stay in present.
        You'll got it.

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      Contriceposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Do something about the things I don't like (change what I can change) and make the best out of what I can not change-this is the best advice that I've been given in my adult life.  People sometime get hung up on things that they can not control (like other people) and it causes stress in their life.  Let it go-Relax, Relate, Release!

    3. nathaniel86 profile image57
      nathaniel86posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Throwing yourself into a creative activity is another great way to de-stress and to prevent stress. I like writing, but others like to paint or play music or sketch or make pottery or do interior design or build things.

    4. caroline22 profile image56
      caroline22posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Resign from a commitment you’re not passionate about. smile

    5. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      go back in time to 1950's where life WAS more simple--less technology,

    6. nicregi profile image66
      nicregiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Spend more time with love one, get a work which is stress free (like work from home) and lastly, go for a holiday smile

    7. vydyulashashi profile image59
      vydyulashashiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I stay away from disputes and complications and these two things makes my life so easy,simple and happy.

      I live my day as if today is the last day for me on this earth..sounds crazy but it works fine for me

    8. ponx profile image81
      ponxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would not worry about the future too much,would not gossip and would do some relaxing activity , like maybe eat some good food :-)....or just take a walk

    9. DjBryle profile image68
      DjBryleposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I lay everything in God's hands... because I know that even if we don't know what will happen in the future, it gives us so much security to know WHO holds our future. smile

  2. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Have a bigger and better job, more money, buy a bigger house, buy a better car, and more on entertainment, traveling, and have lots  more big parties with lots of people.   lol   I live a simple life.  In fact, it's so simple the stress is going to kill me.   lol

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Lol big_smile

  3. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 13 years ago

    HAHAHHAHA  Quit my job!   Of course, then there would be the financial stress.   So-quit my job and get paid for doing what I love-writing.

  4. profile image0
    writersfengshuiposted 13 years ago

    Just start living....No essential tools needed but the power to know that I am living in emotional freedom.

  5. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    On a more serious note than I posted I above, I can't honestly say that "level of complicated" in life (at least in mine) is the cause of stress.  The person who knows how to manage complications often doesn't find it all that stressful.  The stuff that causes the serious, serious, stress is usually the stuff we can't do anything about - illness, illness of family members, severe loss of one sort or another (even financially, as with those people who have lost their homes through the financial crisis), watching loved ones go through serious difficulties...

    Those, to me, are thing real stresses.  If I'm tied to my computer, getting too many calls, having to answer to many e.mails, or needing to get a new power strip for my TV/DVD/whatever else hook-up - none of those things are a big deal to me.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 13 years ago

    Very well said.

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    Uma07posted 13 years ago

    Listen to your heart.:)If you think a lot(about things that don't interest you) you are sure to be stressed which can lead to a devastating life style.

  8. surf traveler profile image79
    surf travelerposted 13 years ago

    I agree Uma07, listen to your heart.
    Yesterday a friend told me 90% of all stress is from either worrying about the past or the future. That means only 10% of our stress is in the present. So, let the past go, it's made you who you are today. Have hope in your future, and just live in the present. There, your stress has been cut 90% and you don't even have to quit your job smile

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      Social Discomfortposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely agree with this point.  So much of what we worry about is out of our control, at least at the time.

      I would add that you can reduce even more of  your stress by only worrying when it leads to action.  If you're worried about something, then do something about it.  If you can't do anything, there's no sense in worrying.  And if you've done all you can, there's no sense in worrying any more.

  9. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    Four words: Give it to God.

  10. evanlaeys profile image61
    evanlaeysposted 13 years ago

    I feel less stress when I take the time to meditate before I tackle the day's jobs. It helps me to feel more focused. I also feel much less stress when I stop listening to the voices of all those outside my Higher Self who are telling me what THEY think I should be doing. It's so much less stressful when I follow the guidance of my intuition and have faith that my life is working just the way it's supposed to.

    Even when things look like they're going all wrong, I remember that ultimately "All things will be well" -as all things are working out according to the Divine Plan. It's helpful to say this affirmation: "Everything is happening for my higher good. The universe works in perfect ways."
    Also, from the Bible: "All things work together for good for those who love God."

  11. LeanMan profile image79
    LeanManposted 13 years ago

    Just stop worrying about things that you have no control over, relax, do what you want to do... No stress....

    Living is great.....

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LeanMan, that works up to a point; but if what a person worries over or stresses over (and the two aren't always the same) are sometimes things a person can't separate.  For example, a mother seeing her kids going through something and not being able to do something about it - that's one that there's no "stop-thinking-about-it"  without trying to lie to oneself and saying, "I don't care what happens to my son or daughter".   It's the same with stress caused by having to watch anyone close (a parent, sibling, whoever) go through something.  No matter how a person tries to keep things in perspective and manage the stress, there's no separating some concerns/caring.  It's the nature of caring about someone, and if it's someone close there's way too much caring to stop stressing over it.

      1. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, you're right! No matter what we do, we can't expect to go through life without a care in the world - that just wouldn't be life, and things will happen that are out of our control.
        But we can deal with those things more efficiently if we get rid of all the pointless, meaningless things in our lives that only clutter and burdon unnecessarily.

  12. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 13 years ago

    Oh, I've done this. I ruthlessly threw out everything, but everything I didn't really need, broke off contact with people who only put pressure on me, dealt with matters that were troubling me once and for all, and told myself to only do what I have time to do - there's always another day.
    I feel a lot better since I did that.

  13. the clean life profile image72
    the clean lifeposted 13 years ago

    UNa07 you are right."Listen to your Heart". What does your heart say to me? For myself as I spoke of in my Hub, live life on a lower key and simple. Why have all those extra bills for all the fancy things that are really not nessesary although they are nice, only if you truly can afford them.  They are only material things. I'm heading down south and live on my boat and just relax for what years we have left on this earth.

  14. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    I have been doing that for years.   I am PMR (Pretty Much Retired) and the "PM" part gets bigger every year.  We have a relaxed, simple life style and live on half the money we used to squander. 

    There are so many things we just do not need..

  15. the clean life profile image72
    the clean lifeposted 13 years ago

    Pcunix good for you. I wish you all the luck and happiness, I kived on a boat when I first got married and loved it. Now after 30 years of marriage it's time for a change and as you said live a simple life.  Life is all that you make it. No one really needs to as they say live high on the hog to enjoy life.

  16. earnestshub profile image83
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    I like to have a bit of stress in my life, but do not get very stressed usually. I do enjoy a challenge and believe that stress is a matter of how we view things a lot of the time. smile
    Being rich or poor alters nothing really. sad

    1. sofs profile image79
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would live my life today not looking back or into the future, just enjoying things as they come, taking everything in my stride.  Not looking at the stats all the time.  If there is trouble around the corner  i never trouble trouble, and never let it trouble me.   I am  learning  to ignore what I cant stand. so life is pretty simple.

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    klarawieckposted 13 years ago

    Listen to classical music on my way to work and doing a little bit of meditation before going to bed. It helps.

    1. Eiddwen profile image77
      Eiddwenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have always tried to live my life listening to my heart and one of the best saying I've heard is ' God give me the wisdom to change the things I can and the strength to live with those I can't.

  18. swapna123 profile image59
    swapna123posted 13 years ago

    I took a sabbatical from my stressful job when i realized that my happiness was worth more than my salary smile

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    klarawieckposted 13 years ago

    Sell Everything And Move To MIAMI!

  20. LouMacabasco profile image60
    LouMacabascoposted 13 years ago

    I always remind myself that worry brings nothing but bad feeling. it doesn't solve anything. So everyday, i remind myself to stay grateful and positive, despite anything. When you live each day as if it's your last, nothing can worry you. smile

  21. richtwf profile image60
    richtwfposted 13 years ago

    Want for less and live by the adage that less is more and then you have less to think or worry about.

    The man who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao-Tzu

  22. joshuachlim profile image60
    joshuachlimposted 13 years ago

    be humble. u can't live a simple life without being humble.
    pride brings too much stress..u think how to win another person,
    how to be more beautiful than another lady,
    should u go for cosmetic surgery, what dress to wear,

    be contented.
    envy brings unhappiness.
    how to have a bigger house than your neighbor
    covetousness brings much sadness.
    how to become a millionaire.

    be thankful.
    makes u less greedy.makes u able to smile.
    ungratefulness makes you grumble n complain.

    be less selfish. Giving brings blessings.
    there is a joy in giving. brings so much satisfaction.
    more blessed to give than to receive.

    love. we are created to love n be love.
    without true love, without someone to love,
    happiness is not complete.
    Adam without Eve,
    a mother without a baby to hold.

  23. joshuachlim profile image60
    joshuachlimposted 13 years ago

    die to yourself
    so that you are no longer controlled by lusts

  24. srwnson profile image59
    srwnsonposted 13 years ago

    Trade in my Freightliner XL for the new Cascadia model.

  25. joshuachlim profile image60
    joshuachlimposted 13 years ago

    we go through so much

    emotions and desires in life.

    the best way to be happy

    is to be humble

    and try to be simple.

    the best things in life

    are the simple things.

  26. profile image0
    Surabhi Kauraposted 13 years ago

    I think, unlimited desires plays a pivotal role here. One can't embrase simplicity unless he/she doesn't have control over his/her desires. There is no end of desires, it will expand and increase and we'll fail to attain simplicity. Thus, one should learn to control over his/her desires in order to attain simplicity. That's what I have learnt so far.

    1. charmaine101 profile image60
      charmaine101posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      so true I love this, it's always the simple things. come check out my hub -

  27. Bill Manning profile image63
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    Well let's see,,,,,

    I'm single with no drama in my life. No kids, moved down south so no family around to start trouble.

    I work at home so no office drama there,,

    I make enough to pay my bills and have NO bills besides the basics so no money drama there,,,,,

    I don't see how I can get any more stress free and relaxed,,,lol

  28. Rastamermaid profile image66
    Rastamermaidposted 12 years ago

    I learned to turn my troubles over to The Creator.

    I don't worry about anything after that,it's out of my hands.

    I've been stress free for years,I know what not to worry about,and what I need to worry about I turn it over.

    I know I can not change a person,so i never stress that.

    If it's a situation,I know The Creator will guide me to a solution.

    Getting to this point in life has been a learning experience.

  29. kids-toy-box profile image72
    kids-toy-boxposted 12 years ago

    Attach very little value to money and all things material--afterall you aint taking it with you when you die--just enjoy being alive.

  30. fucsia profile image61
    fucsiaposted 12 years ago

    Have sufficient money to not work and to travel.
    On the rest.... I think that is fundamental a right mental attitude... That I think I have!

  31. Jaggedfrost profile image60
    Jaggedfrostposted 12 years ago

    The question one must ask one's self is whether they have enough to positively effect and relieve the suffering of those around them in any way necessary.


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