I talked this week about my learning to live like the Amish. From that comes my simple living challenge for you. A simple life has a different meaning for everyone. My simple life means getting rid of all but the essentials, choosing to eliminate chaos for peace, and spending time doing what is important to me—living life with my family. It means that we can get rid of the many things that we do that are unproductive and wasting our days. Getting rid of clutter which makes chaos in our life. Leaving only the things that have value to us, so that we can spend time with the people we love and do the things that we love to do. This series will give you 52 weeks of challenges or change to help you live a simplistic lifestyle.
Why 52 weeks? I figured it would be good to introduce something new to your life each week for a year. Something that was small, but enough that you would notice if it was making a difference in your life. You may choose to do all 52 changes and that is great! Some you might choose to do and others you might not want to change. That is great as well. We want to start making baby steps and if you do just a few that is a positive step towards happiness and simplicity in your life.
In each of the challenges, I will give you something that will help your lifestyles be more plain and simple. I will break it down to basic steps on how to make the change. Some you may not want to choose, some you may try for a week and decide it is not for you, and others you will continue with for the rest of your life. It takes making steps to change our current lifestyle . Having a life of simplicity isn’t always a simple process. It can be done, in small baby steps. Sometimes you will take two steps forward and one step back. The key is to continue onward and making those changes, little by little. Take the journey and choose to live your life more plain and simple.
Bloggers call it being a minimalist. I make it more basic—–just call it…… plain living.
Here are all the simple living lifestyle challenges: