Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The Simple Life


When we talk about a Simple Life, we are not talking about Paris and Nicole. We are talking about a life that is in harmony with our values. We are talking about a life that is joyful to live.

Webster's Dictionary has a number of definitions of the word simple. A few of them are:

Uncomplicated

Easy to do/understand

Without guile or deceit

Those words pretty much sum up how we would like to live our lives. How we get there is another story.

Uncomplicated...easy to do/understand

In today's world those seem pretty unreachable objectives at first glance. Our lives are filled with things to do. But, if we stop to really look at what we are doing and how we are doing it, some truths will emerge immediately.

Make a list of all of the areas in your life. Some areas might be:

Family

Work

Social engagements

Volunteer work

Me Time

Now, on a separate piece of paper make two columns under each heading. Title one column Current and title the other Prefer. In the Current column list those things that you do on a regular basis in that area. In the Prefer column list the things you would like/prefer to do in that area.

Study this list for the next day or two, adding things when you think of them. When you think that the lists accurately reflect what you are now doing and what you would prefer to do in each area, you are ready to simplify you life.

Ask yourself these questions:

What can I take out of the Current column to make room for the things in the Prefer column?

How can I better structure my time to fit in the things I prefer?Can I delegate some of these tasks?

Keep the list handy, adding and subtracting as your life changes. When your Current and Prefer columns look pretty much the same, you are living a simple life.

Without guile or deceit

When we are true to our values and ourselves it is easy to be truthful to the world. It is easy, sometimes, to deceive ourselves as to what is most important in our lives. Very often we think that the things that take up most of our time are the things that are most important to us. Just as often, we are wrong. Be without guile in your dealings with the world, but most importantly be without guile in your dealings with yourself.

Beth Densmore is a Life Coach who offers support, inspiration and motivation to those who are in transition and want to achieve a goal. For more information and more free articles like this, visit her site at http://www.newfocuscoaching.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Final 2 games plenty of motivation for Alabama
Montgomery Advertiser
"I watch the whole thing every time, because it's motivation," Jones said. "It lets you understand and it humbles you to let you know that any one can be beat in our league. The SEC is the toughest league in my opinion. So I feel like in this league ...

and more »


Editorial: Perry's border decision raises questions about political motivation
Midland Reporter-Telegram
However, our concern is Perry's true motivation. Forgive us for being skeptical. We remember when the governor vetoed Tom Craddick's texting while driving bill in 2011 before his first run for president. We saw Perry order Texas girls to get a vaccine ...

and more »


The Secret of Effective Motivation
New York Times
You might suppose that a scientist motivated by a desire to discover facts and by a desire to achieve renown will do better work than a scientist motivated by just one of those desires. Surely two motives are better than one. But as we and our ...



Fast Company

How To Re&Discover Your Motivation
Fast Company
Real motivation doesn't come from external rewards--it comes from making some shifts in how you think about your situation, says San Diego, California-based personal empowerment expert Susan Fowler, author of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work .



Sevens team using pressure as motivation
3News NZ
The All Black Sevens have had their first training session in Glasgow, as they aim for their fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal. "Any team wearing a black jersey and a silver fern is expected to do well, and we use that pressure as ...

and more »


The Mental Game: Motivate your pre-season
Push Hockey
Motivation is a cornerstone for success in sport: if you lack the desire to improve in hockey then the other areas of performance (physical, technical, tactical, mental) are of no use. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether that means getting a ...



Village Voice (blog)

Ask Andrew W.K.: Feeling Motivation in the Face of Discouragement
Village Voice (blog)
Ask Andrew W.K.: Feeling Motivation in the Face of Discouragement. By Andrew W.K. Wed., Jul. 23 2014 at 1:14 PM. Categories: Ask Andrew W.K.. andrewdis560.jpg. Photo Sandra Sorenson. [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew ...



If Cougs need motivation, here's plenty
BruinReportonline.com (subscription)
MOTIVATION COMES IN many different forms. And even the very best of athletes have been known to seek out any slight they can find, be it real, manufactured or imagined. If the 2014 Cougars are looking for any additional motivation on the cusp of fall ...

and more »


Monday Motivation: 48-Year-Old Man Runs Sub-4:20 Mile
velonews.competitor.com
On July 9 at Olympian High School in Chula Vista, Calif., 48-year-old Brad Barton became the oldest man to run a sub-4:20 mile. The father of five and keynote speaker from Utah ran a 4:17.54 mile, just 1.45 seconds short of 46-year-old Tony Young's ...

and more »


Iowa State's Georges Niang carries extra motivation – and less weight – into ...
NBCSports.com
LAS VEGAS — The 2013-14 season was a very good one for the Iowa State Cyclones. Fred Hoiberg's program won 28 games, winning its first Big 12 tournament title since 2000 and reaching the Sweet 16 for the first time since that same season. With the ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.