What I Mean by, "The Good Life, Simplified"

"The Good Life, simplified."

When I say this, it makes so much sense to me. I enjoy saying it. It feels good.

But what do I really mean by that? Finding the words to describe what's behind this wonderful feeling is more difficult. Luckily I don't need to.

Yesterday I was reading the book Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World by Linda Breen Pierce and came across this:

"Simplicity requires a two-step process. First, we must invest the time and energy to discover what stirs us as human beings, what makes our hearts sing, and what brings us joy. Then, we must proceed to create the life that reflects the unique people we truly are. This is the heart and soul of simplicity..."

Yes. This is what it's all about. Discover what makes you feel good, then design your life around it.

It's like a design concept, but your "life concept". Define who you are and when you need to make decisions about your life, run it past your life concept. Where to live, who to date, what movie to watch, what to wear. It works. And it's fun. And it's important. It's your life.