Or maybe we
have easy-going, compliant personalities and have gone along with
what other people have wanted to do, or have wanted us to do, for so
long that we've forgotten what's important to us.
Or perhaps we
never allowed ourselves to believe that doing the things we enjoy is
even a possibility for us.
spent a lot of years not knowing what you really want to do, either
in terms of your career or in terms of your personal, social, civic,
or family life, it can seem like an impossible task to stop what
you've been doing--or at least slow down for a bit--and figure it
out. It often seems easier to keep on doing things we don't
want to do.
what we want to do can often be difficult to do.
if your deep, dark, hidden desire is to write the great American
novel, it would seemingly require a major disruption in your life to
arrange things so you could even get started on it. Often it's
easier to continue doing things you almost want to do, or don't mind
So our lives
get frittered away by a social engagement here, a luncheon there, an
evening of television here, or the habit of working evenings or
weekends or both on projects that we don't have all that much
interest in. And the things we really want to do, in our heart
of hearts, get put on the back burner.
One of the
things simplifying your life will do is free up time for you to
figure out what really matters to you, and then enable you to
arrange your time so you can do it.
on the heels
of St. James's best-selling
books, Simplify Your Life
and Inner Simplicity, Living
the Simple Life fuses both
sides of her liberating
philosophy into a powerful
synergy of thought-provoking
methods for leading a
life of well-being and inner
peace through simplicity.