Work less

The antithesis to what we are conditioned to do. We are programmed from early childhood and throughout our entire lives to keep working harder, hustle, be active, get to it, don’t stop…

Work less, consume less, have a simpler life, recycle, repair, reuse, don’t accumulate stuff, be free from attachment.

The reason that we need to work more is to keep pace with the ‘lifestyle’ we’ve been sold, where the only winners are the owners of that ‘lifestyle’ we just keep buying.

No one lies on their death bed and wishes they’d worked more. They wish they had spent more time with their friends, family, laughed more, travelled more, done all those things that work got in the way of.

Work less and have more joy.

Do it as you go

Today’s blog is a simple life tip.

Deal with things as you go along.

I decided to sort out 20 years of home filing today.

I spent hours recycling, then an hour with the shredder, then when that kept over heating, the sensitive stuff had to go one page at a time onto the bbq.

Three bank accounts, 5 different utility bills, phone bills, council tax statements, pensions, ISAs and so on, for 20 years.

Never again.

Open the post, decide to keep or recycle/shred. Repeat everytime post arrives. Once every 6 months clear the file and repeat.

Amazing at any age you keep learning new lessons.

Just keep the absolute minimum of anything.