Simplicity = Perfection

Simplicity = Perfection
Stefan Ivanovic

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Stefan Ivanovic

Mar 10, 2019

For having a perfectly balanced life, you need to embrace simplicity.

The beauty of simplicity is seen in many rewarded photos, designs, architecture. Why we often drift away from it is beyond me.

Simplicity is, before all thing, much needed in our lives. With so many distractions around us, we are often not present in the moment. To focused of what happened or what will happen, we tend to worry and slack on the thing that we can control best – our present.

We all had perfect days. Days we slept enough, ate clean, went to the gym, and job was easy. Why is it not so every day?

Primarily, people are not good at being programed. Or we fear it. We claim we don’t want to be robots, we don’t want to be the slaves to the system and want to enjoy our lives. Most of the time it means that we have skipped a meal, sat in front of the TV or starred at our smartphones. Sure, there are those who go outside, play basketball with friends and climb mountains. Good for them. They have this figured out.

But again, most people are not keeping things simple. And most don’t even know what makes them feel happy.

That’s one of the greatest problem modern man faces. What makes ME happy.

Is it all the clothes that I buy? Is it all the TV shows I watch? Is it all the food that I buy and don’t eat or overstuff myself with? Most of the time the answer is no.

We come again to the fact that we live outside the moment. By making a simple plan about how your days should look like and sticking to it, even most of the time, will push your life to much desired perfection.

Don’t download apps that will plan your day. Write a simple reminder that has only the most basic things like, ‘’have a healthy breakfast’’, ‘’go to bed early’’, ‘’spend time with family’’. Most of the time, you won’t find Netflix, smartphone and unnecessary shopping on that list. It's so simple - it's perfect! 

And once you realize there are many distractions you can do without (in large quantities), your life will start to get better. You’ll gain much more focus and perspective on the things that matter.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

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