Why Simplify?

As an adult, life gets complicated. There is very little time to worry about cleaning your living space, organizing your belongings, cooking dinner, and so on. Plus, peer pressure leads you to splurge on that trendy new handbag or popular North Face jacket in order to fit in at dinner with your friends. Is this really what you want to worry about? It should all be much simpler. By cutting out the waste in your life, you can be satisfied with less by stripping yourself of the nonessentials and surplus that may weigh you down.

Currently, I am in the process of ridding my life of the extraneous items that hinder my growth and happiness as an individual. I would like you to join me. Let’s overcome the power that material possessions have over us.

6 thoughts on “Why Simplify?

  1. I love how you relate your blog topic to the actual layout of your page. The post is simple and clear and so is your design. You are correct about us beings worrying about the unimportant things in life rather than what really matters. I also like how you used hyperlinks to emphasize specific words you would like us viewers to catch.

  2. Hailey, I really appreciate your input on the fact that “peer pressure leads you to splurge on that trendy new handbag or popular North Face jacket in order to fit in at dinner with your friends.” It is almost as if we depend on pricey items to make us seem “important.” The blog you linked on “Minimalist Living” was impressive. How are you working towards “ridding your life of the extraneous items that hinder your growth and happiness as an individual?”

    • Thanks, Taylor! So far, I have donated various items that I never use or could live without. I plan on creating a chart that will keep up with my progress. Also, I’ve told myself I cannot purchase clothing priced more than $15 (for things such as shirts, shorts, pants, and hoodies). I have decreased the amount of time I spend at stores, malls, and even my closet. It gives me much more time and money to spend on my favorite hobby–painting!

  3. I really enjoyed your post. I think this is an aspect of life a lot of people need help in. I, for one, know that material things sometimes grab me more than they should. This will be an interesting subject to follow along on.

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