Simple Life in the city or suburbs???

Is it possible to live a Simple Life in the city and suburbs? Today I have two tips for you on how I do just that.

Over the past several months I have watched many videos with people living off the grid, many in a forest, people walking down a lane, several who have chosen to live very simply and quietly in their own way. In some cases, no electricity, no running water.

They do not live with:

~the noise
~the traffic
~the hustle and bustle of living with thousands, even tens of thousands of human beings.

So for those of us who live in a city or the suburbs, is it possible to live a Simple Life?

The answer is quite simple—>

YES.

And HOW?

~It is a decision.It is a choice.
~This is how I do it.

While in my home I often follow a regime of just being quiet. No music, no television, no computer, no smartphone. Just stillness. When I am in this frame of mind I listen to the stillness. I listen to my breath because it is amazing what I can hear. This intense hearing, the listening keeps me calm, even in an urban environment.

I am aware of my saboteur. The saboteur is that invisible person that sits on my shoulder just waiting to nudge me, to make me frustrated. She/he does not care about my peace of mind, She/he is there just to get me “out of sorts”.
           
 For example.

While out and about, let’s say in my car, things can get pretty crazy, almost volatile. I think it is called road rage and it is firmly established in my neck of the woods, South Florida. If I let it, that nasty invisible being, that voice in my head will really get under my skin.

She/he will whisper in my ears:

~Did you see that? She cut you off?
~Why do they have to drive so close?
~Kids just don’t know how to drive.
~He just ran a red light.

And on and on….

Here is what I have learned to do. I acknowledge that nasty critter

Yes I hear you->You have made your point->Thanks for your input->Now go away.

I have learned to take a breath, to relax and realize if I get angry the only person I am upsetting is myself.

Living a Simple Life is a decision, it is a choice. Once you make that choice you let go of the overwhelm, the stress and angst.

You welcome in joy, happiness and gratitude into your life.

And,,,

Who doesn’t want to live a peaceful life?!?!

Let me know if you implement either of these two tips into your life. I would love to know below.

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