Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Having more with Less

Le Morvan via Pinterest

Yes, I live in a remote, rural area deep in the French countryside but look at what I have
  • amazing, awe inspiring landscapes
  • forests, lakes, streams, mountains
  • weather with definite seasons
  • the cleanest air in Europe
  • great lifestyle
  • top quality fresh, seasonal food
  • wine...I'm in Burgundy need I say more?
  • enjoying local traditions, fetes, music, dancing
  • good, genuine friends 
I don't have 24 hour supermarkets, motorways, traffic jams, pollution, vandalism, shootings...I won't go on!
I was lucky that I could get off the hamster wheel and escape.  I found what was important to me.
If you think that you can't change your can ...from right where you are sitting right now!
Start by thinking about what is important in your life.  What are your must-haves....and they shouldn't be material things.
Health, happiness, love and time cannot be bought from any shop.
Then begin to simplify by decluttering, your home, your garage, your wardrobe....we all have far too much stuff!
Can you grow your own food?  Even in a window box you can grow tomatoes and herbs.
Think about downsizing - do you really need such a big house or apartment?
Ditch the toxic friends that take and never give, they will only drain and depress you.
Living more simply you slow down and are more mindful of what you are doing and what you have.
Try making a simplified version that fits your life.
Have you simplified your life?  What did you do? Did it make you happier?



  1. If only I could escape my physical setting and live on a beach somewhere. Beautifully written!

  2. Love this! We have way too much stuff and it does weigh me down. My big goal for 2013 is to pare down to our necessities and most special memorabilia, and get rid of anything that doesn't have a place. I love the picture you chose for this post!
    Anne Dovel

  3. Thanks Suzie and Anne for your kind comments. Really appreciated. xx