September is one of my favorite months. It is no secret that I really dislike summer and am never sorry to see it end. September brings such promise. Promise of cooler evenings and gradually cooler days.
For me, September signals a return to a simpler life. I was an advocate of the simple living lifestyle long before it was cool and I've worked very hard in the recent years to make my life less complicated.
When I was writing this blog post, I kept thinking something seemed familiar. Sure enough, last July, I wrote a post titled "Take a step back, you'll have a brighter future". It spoke of my thoughts at how complicated life seemed to be sometimes and things may actually turn for the better if you are willing to take a step back in life. I will have to say I'm pleased that some of those changes about which I spoke are still working for me a year later.
And here we are in September of 2012, I thought it's time to revisit whether i can find even more ways to achieve a simpler life. Being busy and being productive do not always go hand in hand. Some of the most productive people I've ever known would appear to be the least busy. That doesn't just happen. Those people have worked very hard to simplify their lives in ways which accomplish the important things, consolidate the things that can be merged and eliminate the time-wasters. I share my experiences with all of you in the hopes that it might inspire you to search for ways to make your own life less complicated allowing a greater sense of freedom even though your days may be full.
Also, please bear in mind that I fully understand many of you may have a busy, stressful or hectic job which I do not. But neither do I believe that can be used as an excuse for an overly complicated life. Everyone, I believe, can find ways to simplify if they'll only make the effort to try.
Please enjoy yourselves in the next remaining few days of September and remember to have fun! Cheers :-)
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