Today most people suffer from a disease called depression. According to an article in the Times of India, 43% of Indians suffered from depression in the lockdown period. With the increase in technology, an increase in flexibility can be witnessed. It is easier to do various things that were nearly impossible in the past. We live a more comfortable life than our ancestors. But why the cases of depression are increasing day by day.
“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”
― Leo Tolstoy
The answer is a lack of simplicity. People are accomplishing things that mean nothing to them. Simplicity is focussing on the things that really matter the most. But how many of us are implementing it in our lives. The decisions of people depend heavily on the opinions of others.
How is that possible?
It all begins in our society. We want a big car, a big house, luxurious lifestyle to show glory to our neighbours. In schools and colleges, a student with high grades is treated differently. It was not a problem in the past. People were happy with their own karma and never cared about others' opinions. They were happy, satisfied and inclined toward nature.
How to add simplicity to life?
Have few desires.”
― Lao Tzu
You are the creator of your destinyListen to the people's opinions. In fact, listening is one of the qualities of a leader. But in the end, make your own decision.
Don't try to be a copycatYou can never be satisfied with the accomplishment of worldly things. Do not bother about what your neighbour buys. Think twice before taking any action.
Minimize the usage of social mediaTrends change every second on social media. It can create a lot of confusion in your mind. Use social media only when necessary.
Take proper dietThe food you consume should be healthy. Too much spicy food can make your feel angry.
Yoga and exerciseDoing yoga and exercise every day can boost your physical and mental health. Remember that a healthy mind attracts positivity.
“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
― Albert Einstein
How to know that your life is full of simplicity? When you are full of joy and need no reason to be happy. Simplicity is living every moment of your life full of energy and excitement.
What are the benefits of Simplicity:
You improve your mental healthSimplicity makes you so strong that you can tackle any life situation. You never feel any mental pressure, and you create a positive environment.
You get more time for your hobbiesBy practising simplicity, you can easily find free time for your hobbies.
Get away from negative emotionsNegative emotions like anger, guilt, fear, and lust vanish.
Mind power increasesYou start to focus more on the inside rather than the outside. Your mind releases unnecessary things. It creates a space to learn new things.
More freedomSimple things bring more freedom to your life.