I have decided to opt for the simple in 2014.
The classic New Year’s resolution is reinvention and transformation. Big goals. Dramatic improvement. Visions of a new life. I could be tempted, of course (who doesn’t have the occasional fantasy of a grand rewrite of one’s life?) but I’m drawn in a different direction this year. I’m drawn to the simple.
But what does SIMPLE even mean?
Is simple brief?
Is simple inconsequential?
Is simple unidimensional?
Is simple surprising?
Is simple easy?
Is simple boring?
My first goal for 2014: to explore what simple means in my life. Care to think about simple along with me? As always, questions and prompts are below. At the risk of going beyond simple, I’ve also added an additional activity, just for fun and variety. Simple doesn’t have to mean “always the same.”
Questions for Reflection: What comes to mind when you think of the word “simple”? How would simplicity enhance your life? Could something simple help you feel more balanced, more grounded? What would you like to make simple in 2014?
Writing Prompts: “To me, simple is ______” (then keep writing); “I long to have simplicity in ______” (then keep writing); “My life would be much better if I could simplify ______” (then keep writing); when I envision my life as more simple, I see ______” (then keep writing).
S – I – M – P – L – E: Come up with a simple pleasure for each letter. (I’m starting with sunset…)