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10 thoughts on simplifying


1.
Simplifying is sexy.

Once you begin it’s like undressing the woman (man) of your dreams. You want to get down to the essentials. Fast.


2.
The hardest part is beginning.


3.
Once you’ve begun the hardest part is stopping!


4.
Use Marie Kondo’s rule: Keep only what gives you joy.


5.
Remember the inverse of this rule: If it doesn’t give you joy, it’s got to go!


6.
You are going to light up some smiles.

Other people will be delighted to use what you’re discarding: Friends, consignment shops, Ebay/Craigslist, Goodwill . . . 


7.
The process of subtraction is a spiritual one.

You will find yourself tuning more deeply into your real desires for your life. You will also find that lightening up on your possessions almost magically lightens your spirit too.


8.
Simplifying is best when you start with only one area of focus. 

9. Simplifying becomes a philosophy of more.

More love because you have more room for love in your life.

More camaraderie because friendship takes it place ahead of possessions again in your days.

More focus because you’ve eliminated so many distractions.

10. There’s nothing more fun than helping someone else simplify.

It’s true! I helped my wife eliminate the items in all those bags you see in the photo above. 

I’ve helped friends declutter.  

We always have serious fun.

Doing so inspires you to go back at it yourself. Because, you know why?

. . . . Let’s rehash 1. above . . .

1. Simplifying is sexy. 

Once you begin it’s like undressing the woman (man) of your dreams. You want to get down to the essentials. Fast.

For you 

Evan Griffith
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