The amount of information pouring into our brains from the media lately about the real estate market is incredible. Regional prices up or down, number of foreclosures, current interest rates, builders earning numbers, avg. square footages, latest amenities.
Like life in general, going into the future seems more complex each day.
They say we all in our mind think we had our lives all together at some ideal age in the past. For the sake of this post for me I am going to say age 4 or 5. Playing with blocks, learning to tie a knot on old Mother Hubbard's big shoe, fingerpainting - ah those WERE THE DAYS. Come home from kindergarten to milk and cookies. LIFE WAS GOOD.
From this little reminiscence of past life I have concluded that in addition to gratefulness a key to your happiness is to remember the simple things and simplify.
It allows you to hear your inner rhythm, your inner voice. You don't have to subscribe to every on-line zine you come across. You really don't need to answer 500 emails a day. Learning to simplify can lead to a better sense of overall happiness. Do you need all those gizmos on that new car you are thinking about purchasing? I've had some comment back to me they wish they could go back to cars without electric windows so they wouldn't eventually break.
Even though this example is high tech, my latest example of simplifying was to create more folders with categories to store my files in. Now I don't have random icons all over my desktop. It feels so much better.
I even think texting and instant messaging can stress us out cause it takes so darn long with all thumbs to type that message out. How about picking up the phone and having a real conversation? Much simpler!
Maybe if we can keep that K I S S rule in mind all the time, Keep It Simple Stupid, we would be much better off, and much happier too.