Simple Life or Not So Simple?

An Excerpt from The Red Chair Experience by Chris Michel

“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” – Yanni

Are you happy with a simple life or do you prefer to have a certain level of complexity? Most of us know this as adding drama to our lives. Some people do not like to add drama to their lives, yet they are constantly stirring the proverbial pot. So, how do you complicate your life? Do you push your friendships, romantic relationships, siblings, parents, children, or coworkers? I am not talking about letting things go that need to be discussed or compromising on something that you feel very strongly about. Some people have a difficult life because they were raised that way and have yet to be able to work themselves out of that life.

barefoot beachBeing an adult, I get to make choices that affect me and those around me. I can further complicate my life by making poor choices, similar to the ones that got me where I am, or I can choose to make choices that will simplify my life. The choices may not be easy and the path to get out of our situation may be very difficult. You may think that it is easier to continue down this path than to make those difficult decisions and ride out those waves for a while. When you look at the bigger picture of your life are you happy where you are, or would you like your life to be simple?

Today, I will look at how I can make my life simpler and start making decisions that will lead to that simpler life.


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