“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”. This quote by Confucius always gets me thinking.
It’s easy to complicate life at times. I’m guilty of it myself when I take too much on. I have a habit of saying “yes” to everything and committing to things that I can’t fit in or I’m running myself into the ground to make time for. This often results in me burning out. Not ideal.
But when I feel overwhelmed, I try to take a step back and focus my time and energy on the things that matter the most. Or in other words, eliminating the non-essential. And when I simplify, my mantra is: Cherish your loved ones, look after your health and be happy.
And that’s it. Because when it comes down to it, that’s all that really matters isn’t it? When things are kept simple, you get to live a life with more meaning. Better still, a life that is lived on your own terms.
So, when I get stressed out, I think to myself: “As long as my loved ones are well, I’m healthy and I can find happiness in every single day, then life is good.”
It’s not about cars, the latest IT handbag or how many ‘likes’ you get on social media. I’ve never been one to care that much about material possessions. They’re nice to have but they don’t make you a better person. They don’t make you more fun, worthy or interesting.
I’d rather have a kind soul. Or be a good daughter, girlfriend, colleague, friend. You get the gist. So, my point is; stop complicating. Remember the most important things (it’s likely to be family, friends, health etc) and live life the way you truly want.