Live Life Simply – 5 Ways

5 Ways to Simplify your Life

When the concept of La Vie Inspirée first came to me, it was with the idea that it would be a place for people to go to for ideas on how they could simplify their life in all areas, find inspiration in everyday things, and use this information to live lives of abundance.  Whether you are looking to find meaning in your life, or to reduce the emotional and physical “noise” that you are experiencing, I hope that La Vie will be a place that inspires you to make positive changes and nurture better relationships.

With this in mind, here are MY 5 Ways to Simplify your Life:

  1. Disconnect.

    Disconnect from electronics

    Find time to appreciate each breath.

    Our need to be connected electronically has overshadowed our innate need for personal connection.  It’s okay to leave the smartphone in your purse, or even at home (!) and allow yourself time away from the electronic.  Touch.  Feel. Laugh with others.  BE – without the electronic connection.   Find time to appreciate each breath.  (Work is part of life, but when not at work, allow yourself to disconnect).

  2. De-clutter.

    The simple act of removing THINGS from our lives, allows us to think more clearly, be more connected with others, and to focus on what is important in our worlds.  When THINGS become more important than people, it is time for some serious spring cleaning, both physically and emotionally.

  3. Respect yourself, Remove toxic people

    Cutting people out of your life means you respect yourself

    Remove toxic relationships.

    One of the hardest parts of being a grown up, is knowing when to allow a relationship to stop when it no longer serves to enrich our lives.  When the amount of effort involved in “working” the relationship is more than it is actually giving you back in positivity, it is time to consider ending it or reducing the amount of real estate it takes up in your life.  Conversely, nurturing the positive relationships in your life, will lead to an abundance of positivity.

  4. Work hard and do not compromise YOUR value.

    Hard work is rewarded.  Money is a life necessity that, when is in abundance, will certainly make things simpler.  Put your energy into finding a business that will allow your hard work to be recognized, and appropriately rewarded. Do not settle for anything less than what you feel you are worth.  Keep your sights set high, and continue to work hard to achieve your goals.  Rarely will you find someone who is in a comfortable financial position, who got there from relaxing and allowing others to determine their worth.

  5. Get outside.

    Spending just half an hour each day feeling connected to the earth, to nature, to other people, will go a long way to reinforcing why we are all here.  Stop and pick up soil in your hand.  Listen to the sound of water if you can find a body of water.  Stop and listen to the breeze.  If you are in the city, just walking, even on pavement along a busy street, will remind you of the rhythms of the earth.  For some, this will actually end up being a larger part of their day because the reconnection to our earth will help to remind us that our time here is precious, relatively brief in relation to the universe, and something that has deep meaning that only we can understand.

These are my ideas, and they are not exhaustive but hopefully will open a dialogue to how we can ALL find ways to simplify our lives.  Whether you are looking to reduce waste in your home (see here), build new and stronger relationships, or build wealth to allow you to live without boundaries, I hope that La Vie Inspirée will inspire you to learn and grow with me.

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2 thoughts on “Live Life Simply – 5 Ways

  • April 24, 2015 at 11:54 pm
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    Sarah, you really hit the nail on the head, here. I come from a borderline hoarder household, so one of my main priorities is decluttering — and I never feel like I get far enough. A cluttered house is truly a cluttered mind. When you get home, you realize: oh, I have to clean this, I have to do laundry, and $&%#, I forgot to pay that bill because it was under a pile of other things. The same goes for people. Significant other, cousin, coworker, or just friend. If they’re not enriching you as a person, then they’re not worth it. Work to enrich others’ lives, of course! But if they won’t do the same for you, don’t spend the extra time. That’s something that a lot of high schoolers and college graduates forget about. Since I’m not around you all the time, we’ll have to work to keep our relationship alive. It’s hard to face, but sometimes you need to let someone go down to “Acquaintance” to preserve your own time and peace of mind.

    Fantastic post, and I’m glad to have met you!

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    • April 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm
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      Thank you, Lauren. Cannot wait to get to know you better. Sarah

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