Simplicity Day is a day when you can forget about the turmoil, speed and craziness of the world. Every year, many people feel that life is becoming more difficult, the number of responsibilities and tasks is increasing, unfortunately, modern technologies do not always make life easier. Simplicity Day is celebrated annually on July 12, if you feel tired, it’s time to relax and devote the day to yourself.
There is no reliable information about who invented the holiday, but it is known for certain that it was founded in honor of the famous poet and philosopher from America, Henry David Thoreau. The man is known for becoming a naturalist and urged everyone to simplify life as much as possible, take more time to walk, stay outdoors. It turns out that a person can do quite a lot to make life easier.
Tips for Simplifying Life by David Thoreau
- Use the slow cooker for cooking.
- Do not give in to stress, do not complicate your life yourself. Remember that for every difficult situation there is a solution.
- Set a goal for yourself and live for it. Find what is most important to you – it can be activities, goals, things.
- Keep a diary of new achievements, do not miss even small successes.
- Before you go shopping, make a list and don’t buy things you don’t need. Do not allow any impulsive purchases.
- Allow yourself at least sometimes to live away from modern technology and turn off your phone.
How to celebrate
Focus on reducing waste. Think about it – more than $1.2 trillion is spent annually on essentials in America. Switch to a minimalist lifestyle, cut down on accessories, clothes. Minimalism will make you reconsider your attitude to many material things and understand how useless they are. Spend the day in silence and solitude, remember silence is golden. Lead a healthy lifestyle, listen to your body, it will tell you what is important and what is secondary. Turn off social networks for one day, and tell us about how you spent Simplicity Day the next day.
When is Simplicity Day celebrated in 2022?
Simplicity Day is observed on July 12 each year.