Life is not complicated. We are complicated. When you stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life will become easier.
Simple life means solving some complex situations, spending more time in the company of people you love and having more time for the things you love.
1. Learn to give up
Giving up is often a step forward. You will never get what you deserve, if you are too attached to the things of which you should give up. You must be able to give up the life you’ve planned to be able to enjoy the life that awaits you.
2. Forget what others want and expect from you
Stop caring about what others think of you. Take a risk sometimes. Do not just take the safe and easy steps, because you are afraid of what others think or what could happen. Do not let anyone to tell you that your dreams are unattainable.
3. Stop worrying and complaining
Focus on things you can control and do something about them. People who complain the most accomplish the least. When you waste your time worrying about something, you are using your imagination for creating things you do not want. Everything is good or bad as you think it is.
4. Begin to move forward
Sometimes we ask questions, but we do not want answers because they are scary or we already know them. Accept the truth, make some changes and begin to deal with the things that allow you to go forward. Stop asking the same questions again and again. At some point you have to make a decision and do something about it.
5. Be productive, not busy
Being busy and being productive are two very different things. Results are always more important than the time you spend to achieve them. Ask yourself why are you wasting so much time and effort about one thing. Spend time on things that are truly valuable and devote more time to them.
6. Look at the positive side of every difficult situation
When you find yourself in a difficult situation, try to find its positive side. Remind yourself that tough situations just make us stronger and wiser. Focus on what you have and think that every moment has its end, and so the hardest.
7. Spend more time with people you love
Spend your time in people whose company you enjoy and who are positive and who will encourage you in every sense. These are the people who give you the feeling that you are alive and loved.
8. Stop waiting for things to be perfect
Look forward to every opportunity that comes to you. You must accept the fact that life is not perfect, people are not perfect and you are not perfect. That’s perfectly fine and you don’t have to wait for the perfect time, place or circumstance to get started with something, because you’ll never achieve anything. Focus on the next step forward.