Saturday, October 1, 2016

Are you living a simple life? A Self-evaluation

Simplicity is the peak of civilization. – Jessie SampterDr Abe V Rotor
The author in Virac, Catanduanes

Check if you are practicing each of the following: There can be no step-by-step guide to simplifying your life. However, these are important reminders. Do these apply to you?

1. Make a list of your top 4-5 important things.
2. Evaluate your commitments.
3. Evaluate your time.
4. Simplify work tasks.
5. Learn to say no.
6. Make a Most Important Tasks (MITs) list each day.
7. Spend time alone.
8. Go for quality, not quantity.
10. Create an easy-to-maintain home.
11. Carry less stuff.
12. Simplify your budget.
13. Leave space around things in your day.
14. Live closer to work/school.
15. Always ask: Will this simplify my life?
16. Limit your communications.
17. Get rid of what you don’t need.
18. Get rid of the big items.
19. Clean /Edit your rooms.
20. Limit your buying habits.
21. Spend time with people you love.
22. Eat slowly.
23. Streamline your life.
24. Learn to live frugally.
25. Learn what “enough” is.
26. Eat healthy.
27. Exercise.
28. Declutter before organizing.
29. Find inner simplicity.
30. Find a creative outlet for self-expression.
26 – 30 You are a model of Simple Life, an apostle.
21 – 25 You are appreciated by people around you. You are happy and they are happy, too.
16 – 20 You live moderately – know how to adjust, if there’s too much or too little.
15 and below You are not living a simple life. Listen more to Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (people's School on Air) 738 DZRB-AM 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday (Philippines)

Acknowledgment: Thanks to Zen Habits. Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life. Every Wednesday is Simplicity Day on Zen Habits.  Janus picture  

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