Life can get very complicated. So often it spirals out of control and we quickly run to guides and tutorials from our favorite motivational people and guru’s on how to get things back on track. We jump from one guru’s wise words to the other in a quick rush of urgency and voracious determination which in the end leaves us feeling more empty, rushed and guilty. We scour the web reading blog posts on how to find peace, joy, how to relax more, stress less and enjoy life more. It is a never ending cycle of consumption in the hopes of increasing our empty lives.
This is one of those posts, which in itself is nothing more than a lame “summarized” attempt to get you to stop, breathe and get back to basics!
I came across the “brief guide to life” over at Zenhabits and reading it felt like a fresh ocean breeze first thing in the morning, or smelling the ocean for the first time after a long day travelling down to the coast. Leo (a guru) has a very unique way of simplifying things, and in this instance he breaks down what he thinks a brief guide to life is. It made me think what my personalized guide to life would look like.
But before you personalize the list, first have a look at how simple this is:
less TV, more reading
less shopping, more outdoors
less clutter, more space
less rush, more slowness
less consuming, more creating
less junk, more real food
less busywork, more impact
less driving, more walking
less noise, more solitude
less focus on the future, more on the present
less work, more play
less worry, more smiles
If I try and personalize this is would look something like this:
Less excuses, more action
Less work, more relaxing
Less nothing, more purpose
Less junk, more healthy food
Less comparing, more contentment
Less complaining, more compliments
Less introvert, more responsibility
What are the truly important things in life? Wring question. More importantly in what frame of mindset, health and character do you need to be in to enjoy and experience life to the fullest?
The answer lies in the simple points above.