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Simplicity..

I have been thinking a lot lately about simplicity. I want my life to be more simple. Not easier... Maybe not even less busy... Just simpler. I am gonna do some serious contemplating over the next few days and so fairly in depth research and see if I can get myself to create or adopt a program to drastically simplify my life... Personal and Professional.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be incredible.

Thanks.
Cody Heitschmidt
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8 comments:

  1. For me, simplifying started with being less connected.

    Then I moved along to decluttering. It was a slow process that took several years. At the very end of which I spent a lot of time redoing my/our photo albums.

    Which I know sounds like it's off the point of simplifying but is actually at the heart of it.

    For years we took pictures and then put them in albums. But we never pulled out the albums and looked at them because they didn't tell a story.

    After I pulled every single picture out of every single album and sorted them by the people in them, I found a whole lot of repetition.

    I found the story for each person. Made separate albums for everyone telling their particular story and then shredded the rest.

    IMHO, one of the primary reasons each of us reaches for simplifying is to separate the clutter from what matters to us. The moments that make up and tell our stories.

    Defining what is "clutter" in each of our lives is at the heart of simplifying. Sometimes I think we get bogged down in the details rather than the scope of things.

    We don't see the forest for the trees.

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  2. "Getting things done" by David Allen...the book and blog at "43 folders."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done

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  3. I really the comments left thank you. I am really trying to devise a plan to make things in my life simpler... It's a complicated process... simplifying.

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  4. Learn to say "no". Not to everything, of course, but the things that don't absolutely tug at you or your heart.

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  5. I agree with all the suggestions but one. I made the mistake in anger of shredding some pictures ok actually burning them. In hindsight it was a mistake. The person was an important part of my life. On the ones with other people in them I just cut the person out. The good news is I didn't find all of them so not all were cut or burnt. Just some really good ones.

    I would also like to add I think sometimes just sitting and thinking without distractions can help you figure out how to make things more simple. :)

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