Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
Simplification is not just about having and doing less. Yet people will constantly say they cannot simplify because they cannot do away with anything.
Simplicity is about giving things up, but with the end goal of better life quality and balance, not just having less stuff.
Simplification is not a standard that fits everyone. My idea of simplification would actually complicate someone else’s life. My mother felt a bread machine was unnecessary; she prefers to buy bread because it is easier for her. I prefer to make my own bread so that it can be more nutritious, so a bread machine is a simplification of that process.
Some articles I have read have said you can immensely simplify your life by giving up your car. That is probably true for people who live in urban areas. My area, though, has almost no public transportation. So giving up my car would be immensely complicating.
We’re all unique individuals. And just like there are no one-size-fits-all productivity systems, there is also no standard simplification that will work for everyone. Anyone who says otherwise is over-simplifying simplification.
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