Week 13, Help Yourself:

Next after uncluttering properly, is the next step simplifying your life. What should this mean? Today, I did a simplifying move. I have to be going out of my apartment for a while, therefore it was a matter of having to ask friends to help. I had friends that could help, but I did it simpler for everyone. Nobody need to help me, and I do not need to rely on someone else.

This is a great way of simplifying your life. What did I do? I went and delivered all the fish I had in my aquarium to the fish shop. This way, I can help the fish survive the best way possible. I can relax and know that I do not kill the fish. I do not have to rely on anyone to help me, and the one that would have helped me, are relieved from having to help me.

In fact, I am sure the person that want to help me, would be pleased to be able to help. However, why should I bother him and his life. In other words, make his life less simple. It would not take a lot of time doing it, however, it might be a thing that would make him think that there was something to do. This is making your mind cluttered.

It is not nice to clutter somebody elses mind. Neither is it good to clutter your mind. As we have worked on the two previous weeks. It is much better to simplify all our lives. And that is what I have done by doing what I did. In addition, the fish shop is happy to receive a few fish, that they can sell and earn a few extra dollars on. This is not the main issue.

The main issue is, everybody is doing what they already are doing, and nobody is cluttering their brains. The fish lives, just the thought of killing the fish was horrifying. The fish get to go to the shop, be sold, and get to be enjoyed by others, and enjoy another world than what they would have got here. It would have been very boring, due to me not being able to work the aquarium the way I would want to do, to keep it a livly and happy aquarium, with lots of fish and great plants and variations in the way it looks inside, and with changing filters regularly.

On the other hand, there are 3 people (most likely 4+ people being better off), the shop keeper, their customer who buy the fish (could be a family), my friend helping me, and myself. Is it not great? We have simplified all our lifes. The customer, buy the fish they want. The shop keeper earn a few extra dollars, my friend have more spare time, and I do not have a bad conscience for not doing the best I can for the fish in my aquarium.

This is great way of simplifying my and others life. In addition, I have cancelled the TV, and I have cancelled the washing service as I will not be needing it for a few months. Talk about making life easier. In addition, I am making life easier in others ways too. I look forward to it.

Always, look for ways to simplify your life. Make life as simple as you can. Enjoy life, do the things you love to do. That is the way it should be. If you enjoy life, you are living life to the fullest, then, that is living the way it should be.

Have a great week, simply your life,

All the best,
John Eide
Life Coach

Author: CoachEide

I am a Life Coach, I live in Norway now, have been a teacher, lecturer, academic leader, worked in Banking, and in Call Center. Now I am sick, and had to slow down, so now I do my business over the internet mostly.

One thought on “Week 13, Help Yourself:”

  1. Thank you for that reminder to simplify my life!!! You are a courageous person, following your intuition (and Source) and taking cues from that to simplify life. Love the reminder to simplify my mind as well, and not to clutter my own mind, but to be kind and not contribute to the cluttering of others’ minds as well. I will try to put only what I see as beautiful “clutter” into the world and others can choose whether or not to take them in. You are an inspiration! πŸ™‚

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