"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
-Henry David Thoreau
We live in a culture of "more." Consumerism preaches a never-ending aspiration of more stuff. Productivity teaches hacks for getting more work done. We constantly recalibrate to a higher degree. Nicer cars and houses. An advanced career. But when does it stop? Is contentment somewhere on the other side of "more"? I propose it's not. In fact, I propose it's the exact opposite.
It's a new year. It's a new day. You don't have to sell everything and quit your job to escape the overwhelm, but you can start by picking 2-3 things from the practical list I've been compiling as I've tried to simplify my own life.
These are additional resources that have helped me hone in on more intentional living:
And several previous posts from my blog:
I hope you and yours have a happy and hopeful new year, with more space and focus for the things that matter the most.
What's your one wildly important goal? I would be encouraged to hear via email, comments, etc.
Books I recommend: