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Jumping from a really high-end, flashy, and lavish lifestyle to a simple one is not something that many of us can do. There’s nothing wrong with wanting better things for yourself, but sometimes these material things are all we can focus on. Imagine living a lifestyle where you feel 100% content. You no longer feel as if you’re missing out or wanting more.

Making the choice to live a simpler life is not an easy one. It takes thought and desire. I know after making a decision like this myself, there’s no jumping back. Everybody has a choice though. The paths you take, the words you say, the jobs you accept, and the money you spend are all linked to the simple choices you made.

You are in control of how you live daily. Therefore, you do not need to stick to a set of rules. Everything you’re experiencing now goes back to one decision followed by many others. However, what makes me sad is the fact that all of our choices are rarely made to live a simple life.

Jumping From Flashy To Simplistic

If there is one thing we are all certain of, it is the unpredictable and short nature of life. Yet, most of us are constantly trying to discover the secret to living the perfect life. Why? When in actual fact there is none. But, having said that. Wouldn’t it be life-changing to just live a simple and peaceful life?

A life without unnecessary stress, debts, and complications? The problem stems from the digital craze we currently live in. This generation is only concerned with getting the latest technologies and what matters most to many people are how famous or rich they are. I mean if this is what rules the meaning and happiness you have within your life.jumping [longevity live]

You’ll never be able to achieve a sustainable amount of it. This is because these material things are ever-changing and fleeting. There’s always something better and newer. These things should not be what defines you. I find it ironic because people are always complaining about their lives when they’re the ones who have chosen the path they’re on.

Admittedly, I am guilty of this too. People complain about having no money, or their horrible job, and their messy lives. But, they’re not doing anything about it. Even worse, most of them are trying to achieve an incredibly luxurious lifestyle. It makes sense why people desire this, but at the same time you forget to really enjoy and appreciate the truly beautiful things life has to offer, You need to learn to live a little more.

By choosing to live simply, you’re choosing to enjoy and appreciate life. This choice will change your perspective about life, and soon you’ll see that you can’t take material goods with you when you die. But you can keep a fulfilled, happy and peaceful life in your heart forever. The simpler, the better.

Stop the rat race, it’s not a competition. Take things slower and learn to do what you want to do. Life will naturally simplify itself.

Changing the Conformist Cycle

When we’re in school we’re taught a set of life rules and steps to follow. Then we’re sent off into the world, and we assume that there’s a specific way to handle things and continue through life. Whilst school teaches you many things, I do not think it teaches you how to live. That’s a special part of what you get to figure out on your own.

Perhaps we’re taught to go to school, study at a renowned university, get a job, get married and have kids and then continue working a 9 till 5 grind day in and day out. Because it seems like a safer option, especially in terms of making money and maintaining a relatively comfortable lifestyle. jumping [longevity live]But what freedom does this give you for yourself? What’s the rush? Why do you need to get through all these steps by a certain age or at a certain speed? That’s just it. There really isn’t a set rule, and you can turn around at any point to say that none of it is what you want. That’s okay too!

In fact, sticking with the conventional routine might be more detrimental to your health, stress levels, happiness, finances, and psychology than anything else. Jumping into a simple life means changing how you carry yourself, how you treat others, living with fewer things, saying no to a busy schedule and living with the basics. It creates more time for self-reflection and discovery.

However, you need to be ready for the transition because it’s a big one. You need to say goodbye to mediocrity. What’s a life filled with burnout, stress, and debts? You might have fewer things, but you’ll have a life full of purpose, joy, creativity, inspiration, and real happiness.

Here are a few things you can try to help simplify your life!

1. Take Time To Value Time

If there’s one thing we are certain of it is that time is infinite, and our lives are not. Time is also unpredictable, and you can never be sure of what’s around the corner.

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Who knows, human extinction could happen at any time. More importantly, it’s what you choose to do with the time you are given. I recommend setting an alarm and waking up early. Get into the routine of rising earlier. This way you have more time to get things you need and want to be done.

These things don’t have to be anything special. Stick to your usual morning to-do life, but take it a bit slower and enjoy every moment, When you’re drinking your coffee, take a moment to enjoy its warmth and smell. Clear your mind and breathe.

These little moments where you take time to stop and appreciate allow you to feel more relaxed and grateful for the finer things in life.

2. Figure Out What Matters

Now you know that time is vital, you need to learn what you must spend most of it on. The time you spend must be on things that have meaning to you. It can be your family, career, friends, pets, or anything you can’t live without. The problem is that too many of us value material things like cars, clothes, and big houses over what matters.

One of the perks of jumping into a simple life is being able to identify the things that you can never get back. As opposed to being too busy making money and spending time with people who are living the same kind of life as you.

3. Create Your Own Happiness

When you choose to live a simple and peaceful life, you are able to live with meaning. Most people do not get to live like this, because they do not allow themselves to. This is your life, you have the ability to control it and make your own choices.jumping [longevity live]

Of course, everyone makes mistakes, and you will have times when you make the wrong decisions. This is a given, but you deserve credit for trying. It is how you get back up on your feet that counts. If you find yourself unhappy with your lifestyle then it is time to do something to change it, do not be afraid of change! Jumping into a simple life can help you see things from a wider and better perspective. You will be able to picture the world positively, with no more complaints,

I truly believe that jumping into a simple life will always be better than a lavish life. A lifestyle filled with love and contentment will always be happier than those who live a life of fortune just to be happy for a short while.

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Skye Mallon

Skye Mallon

Skye is a Holistic Lifestyle Blogger, Entrepreneur and Movement Instructor. She loves changing people's lives and believes you should always strive to be your best! Her brand, Skyezee FashionFit pty (LTD) shares the latest in well-fashion, conscious living, and daily movement. She wants to help others achieve a happy balance by sustaining a conscious, longevous lifestyle. She shares content that helps others tap into the intricacies of our bodies, environments, feelings, and minds.

Skye knows how you feel and is here to help! She wants to help you live happier, longer and more fulfilled lives that we know will make some kind of positive or meaningful impact. Visit Website

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She specializes in mixed movement classes including her very own Jump Rope HIIT, boxing-inspired workout called Jump Fit. Moreover, she teaches a Skyezee Movement class which includes elements from yoga, martial arts, and dance.

She has a keen interest in high-quality, activewear apparel and represents different brands. Lastly, she believes that the best results are achieved by doing something you love! The point is to have fun, explore and move more, eat good food and get outside of your comfort zone.

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