Keep It Simple

Don’t create problems for yourself–keep it simple. Most of the negativity in your life comes from you and only you. It’s true there can be so-called problem people in your life, but when you think about it, they only become a problem if you let them. And how do you not let them? Back away from the storm they’re creating and let them figure it out without you being dragged in. Life is too short to put up with any nonsense so keep it simple.

Whether you are dealing with the demands of job, kids, friends, or family don’t let yourself get sucked into the abyss. Always think of a way to make your life simple. Get lazy and stop doing so much. The more you do the more all of these people expect. It’s not their fault–you have trained them to think of you this way. On the job, you accept more and more responsibilities because you want to keep your job safe, be recognized and promoted. You spoil your family and friends because you love them and want to be the best you can be, and this is how you show your love. Don’t try so hard; give it up and keep it simple.

Stop raising the bar on yourself because the more you raise it the more you will have to meet yours and other people’s expectations. Don’t forget, when you are trying to meet everybody’s expectations life becomes a grind and you become a grump.

Be kind, grateful, and do some good in the world, but don’t forget you are here to enjoy life too. If you keep telling yourself to keep it simple then you won’t find yourself overwhelmed with demanding people, places, or things.

Take a deep breath and kick back. Now, isn’t life grand?

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.” ~ Paulo Coelho


18 thoughts on “Keep It Simple

  1. Good advice that I actually need to work on. 😉

  2. Line says:

    🙂 🙂 Yes!! Take joy!!! Every day!! 🙂 I love this post! 🙂

  3. After an interesting weekend encounter– this is a real gem to stumble upon:)) Perfect dose… of inspiration!

  4. typerk says:

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    Great blog!! Great read 🙂

  5. Always such wise messages, Michele. It’s strange isn’t it? Sometimes you remind yourself to stand back from others’ problems, that they’re not yours, that perhaps their choices are not yours.
    But sometimes I think I raise the bar too high for others too, not just myself. Have to remind myself about that too…. 🙂

  6. Michelle says:

    How true! I hear it once called the “KISS” principle…..Keep It Simple Silly! Every time you get yourself in a muddle or feel the stress rising the KISS principle brings you back to reality.

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