Be More With Less

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Most of us is trying to ease our life but again and again failing in doing it. Why? This is big question to ask ourselves. We are failing, because we are not giving enough thought, enough energy and right direction to the things, which we should give. We are just running a race, which never end. The race is of possession, the race of adding more things to our life. More things for our luxury like new mobiles, new TV, new car, new bike, new gadgets, new clothes,new…….the list will go on. And in this process of adding more and more things to our life, we are making our life more complicated and tough, as most of the possession is bought on credit cards and loans. And the story will end up in paying the EMI’s and compromising on the essential things and future financial safety.

Ask, who is responsible, It’s you and only you. The life is simple and we need only basic things for a good and happy life. Just buy the things which are necessary for you to live a good life. Warren Buffett gave a very good advise to us-

“If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”

The future is uncertain, and if we keep buying the things that we actually don’t need, then obviously we are compromising with our future financial safety for the things which we don’t need and in return we may need to sell the things which we actually needed. Stop this over expending and start saving.

How you can simplify your life, lets explore some ideas.

Clear your mind:

Become a minimalist in your life and start from your mind first. Start storing only good and useful information and thoughts in your brain and remove or delete the unnecessary thoughts from your brain. Everything has a limit and your brain also have a limit to store and make connections. Then why to store unnecessary things and push the brain on unnecessary things like news, mobile, Tv, social media gossips and similar things. Instead, make a habit of reading a good book and it will help you to be always motivated and always a learner and your attitude also change towards the good for you.

Minimize expenses on your body:

Stop wasting too much money on your body and on the things like too much clothes, perfumes, Deos and other cosmetic things. Start using natural things. The modern cosmetic products damage your skin, hair etc. At least minimize the use, there are natural things we can use and they are less in cost and more beneficial then the modern cosmetic products. But, i also agree on other’s point of view as well here, as it’s their comfort product and if they want to use then they can.

Store only essential items in house and cars as well:

In the way to simplify our life, we must store less. Like, if we need two spoons for a family of two, then let hold 5 on the safer side, but collecting 15-20 spoons is of no use, as per me. If one TV is sufficient for any family then why we need TVs in each room of the house, it just separate the family members and kill everyone’s time. If one mobile pone is sufficient for us, then why we collect two mobiles. If 5-7 dresses enough for us for the week then why collect 20-25 dresses and messed with – what to select to wear for the day. If you minimize your collection then your choices also get limited and you can save a lot of time, mental energy and money.

Connect with right attitude people, Stop use of social media:

In the process to simplify your life, you have to be in connection with right and good attitude people only.

you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, and that means everyone in your life counts. – Jim Rohn

It’s our responsibility to be with good people, so we get right attitude in our life and we get right advise and help when we are in the need. Wrong people will drag you in wrong habit and you will get stuck in wrong direction and wrong habits, which will cause you health issues, money issues, relationship issues, social issues and many more.

On Social media, i don’t understand why today’s youngster is too much busy on this useless, imaginary world. What is the use of artificial friends, which will never help you when you will be in  need. This medium will demotivate and depress you sometime in your life. Getting imaginary likes on pics, is of no use. Think about it, is it really worth, to get likes on some pics. Instead, frame that pic and place in your home as a sweet memory.

Save money, Stop useless expenses:

Today’ the money become a very big problem. The money is a medium for us to live a good life, it’s not the solo aim to earn more and collect more but we must not misuse it as well because this is the only thing that will help you when you will be in need like any medical emergency.

People are becoming too much arrogant and egoistic due to the money. They think they ave all the power, and they start disrespect the poor. This behavior actually shows, what they think and what kind of person is that. I really sorry for those kind of people. Any human being is a human first then the second thing comes, weather he have money or not. But now a days, we start thinking only form the money point of view and decide their status in the society.

My main point here is to stop wasting money on useless things which you actually don’t need but bought to show to your friends, colleagues and other people. Remember the above mentioned quote from Warren Buffett.

Food:

Our body’s requirements are very less but we make it complicated. too many restaurants, zomato swiggy and similar stuffs is complicating our life and food habits. Minimize the eating outside, the home food is the best food for our body and brain. Sometime’s outing is fine. But in a week 3 to 4 days eating outside will ruin your health and wealth.

At the end, be thankful to all the things and people you have today and minimize the new things and simplify the life.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.  – Denis Waitley

In my each article, i emphasize more on reading good book, because-

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

With the above quote in mind, i recommend to read the below books of my readers:

On Investing:

The Intelligent Investor.

University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting

One Up On Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market

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