16 Ways Simple Living Relieves Anxiety & Reduces Stress

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6. Helps you unclutter and let go of everything in your life that is messy, busy, overcomplicated and unnecessary.

7. Introduces you to importance of all your true relationships—including a deeper connection to your community.

8. Frees up your time to do the things you love and that makes you happy.

9. Provides you with a deeper connection to nature by giving you the time to take walks, garden and appreciate being outdoors.  In other words, spend time in nature.

10. Slows you down and allow you to enjoy the moments of your every day.

11. Leads you to become more self reliant and internally focused instead comparing yourself to others or using others to determine your worth.

12. Guides you to making better health choices for yourself and your family.

13. Provides freedom from maintaining or fussing about your possessions and instead spend that time doing things that make you smile.

14. Offers you better and sounder sleep and times of rest.

15. Gives you ease and agility when making life choices, decisions, exploring opportunities.

16. Allows you to spend the rest of your life on a greener and healthier planet along with others (including your kids).

What Simple Living Is Not

Now that you have a list of things that shows how a simple life will help you eliminate anxiety and stress, it is equally important that you realize what simple living “isn’t.” Here’s a short list:

1)  Simple living is not sacrificing and giving up the things you love. Quite the contrary, it is focusing on the things that bring you joy and meaning, and giving up all the superficial.

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