This path we've decided to take tends to have a spiral pattern. By that I mean what goes around comes around. A lot of people view life in that way already, but in this case I'm referring to trends, fads, fashion, and even knowledge. We are part of a mass movement of people who are sick and tired of all the modern conveniences that are supposed to save us time, money, and energy. In reality all it does is rob us of our health, money, and even our sanity. With all this modern "help" you would think we would have more time available for family, friends, healthy living, heck... even ourselves! Instead we run around like chickens with our heads cut off! Deep inside we know this has to stop. We know we can't continue like this. So what do we do to help us slow down and enjoy life? For us, the solution was to relearn the old, simple ways of living. What are the old ways?
Here are a few basics principals:
- Purposeful living
I encourage you to step back and take a survey of your life, the people and things around you, and re-evaluate what's really important. Think about what actually matters and what doesn't. Then, take the things and all the stuff that doesn't make it onto the "really important" list and just get rid of it. Jump off the hamster wheel. Step outside of the eat-sleep-consume lifestyle and mentality and start enjoying your life in a meaningful way that won't see you reduced to a leftover yard sale after you shed your mortal coil.