What does Simplicity mean to you?
Simplicity is the act or quality of being simple – or simply being. It has been said that when asking how to live a happy life – the answer is to keep it simple.
Simplicity means different things to different people and perhaps ironically there is not a single ‘simple’ definition. According to the Collins English Dictionary, ‘The simplicity of something is the fact that it is not complicated and can be understood or done easily.’ The Cambridge Dictionary defines it as ‘the quality of being easy to understand or do.’ Merriam Webster defines it as ‘the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded.’
If you could enjoy a day of simplicity what would you do?
- Disconnect from technology, the constant pressures of daily life and the never-ending ‘to do’ list?
- Reconnect with yourself and with nature. Meditate or do some yoga?
- Get creative writing, painting or making music? Explore your inner purpose and passions?
Sound good? Well, now there’s a whole day dedicated to doing just that – National Simplicity Day…
National Simplicity Day – 12 July.
12 July is National Simplicity Day – a day to kick back, relax and step away from all the stress and overwhelm of modern life. It is a day for reconnecting with what matters most and gathering your thoughts and observations of the world.
Why this date for National Simplicity Day?
July 12th was chosen as National Simplicity Day in honor of Henry David Thoreau, who was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. A famous philosopher, naturalist, and writer who believed in living simply. Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. It is thought that simple living really can help us live a happy life.
How can a day of simplicity improve your life?
According to Awareness Days: ‘In the complicated world that we inhabit today where mobile phones, laptops and other modern day gadgets mean that we very rarely experience true peace and quiet to gather our thoughts, what better excuse to leave the technology at home and experience the feeling of truly being in the moment.’
Care UK state ‘So much of our time is taken up every day with jobs, school, workouts, childcare and not to mention all the tasks that need doing when we get home. Add to that, 8 hours and 41 minutes of digital activity, and it’s no wonder so many of us feel overwhelmed.
“I don’t spend that long at a screen?!” – you say
According to a report from communications regulator Ofcom (March 2014), the average UK adult does spend that long each and every day
glued to some sort of screen. We all wish for more time, but will gladly waste hours of it on digital activities. Imagine what you could do with an extra 8 hours and 41 minutes to play with every day…’
The amount of time we spend on devices is increasing at an alarming rate. We may be more connected to technology than ever before, but is this actually creating more disconnect and loneliness than ever before?
Are we facing a disconnection epidemic?
Marisa Peer, Founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy, says: “There is an epidemic in our midsts that is causing great harm in our lives, relationships, mental health and ability to connect and feel truly fulfilled.
As humans, we are naturally social creatures. We need to feel a sense of belonging, that we are connected to others. Remove this connection and researchers have shown that loneliness and rejection activate the same parts of the brain as physical pain.
The Disconnection Epidemic is much more serious than anyone could have anticipated, but together we can start taking steps in the right direction – towards happier more fulfilling lives.
I want our children to grow up in a world where they feel connected, where they are happy and fulfilled within themselves. The only way that we can make that happen is by first recognizing and healing this disconnection within ourselves.
Change happens when people work together. It’s time to stand strong, there has never been a more necessary time to stand together for happier and healthier lives.”
This insightful webinar by Marisa Peer has more information about the disconnection epidemic and how to fix it with world-leading techniques on how to live a happy life.
“You might think that disconnection doesn’t affect you, but it does. It will affect your children, parents, friends, colleagues and the people that matter in your life. I have dedicated my life to helping others master the power of their mind and I want to help you do the same. We can show others how to be connected, by connecting ourselves.
When you feel empty inside you look for things to fill that emptiness – food, alcohol, drugs, or addictive online activity. However, the only thing that can really fill the emptiness is a connection to people, meaning and purpose.” Marisa shares her experience from being a world-class therapist for over thirty-five years, working with royalty, rockstars, Olympic athletes, world leaders, and global icons. She now shares these life-changing methods with others, so as many people as possible can benefit.
You are enough
Marisa famously started the empowering movement of I Am Enough – Mark Your Mirror to Change Your Life. She shares powerful exercises anyone can do for free, that will have dramatic results. For example, she says:
“You may not believe this, but you matter. You are here for a purpose. You have something of immense value to offer the world, that’s why you are here. When you find out what that is, you live your life with meaning, purpose, and significance. You wake up every day and think these thoughts:
- I matter
- I have a purpose
- I am significant
- I am here for a reason
- I AM ENOUGH
People should not be lonely, alone, broken and vulnerable. It’s not necessary when there is a way back. We are all here for a reason.
Success is not about money, success is about fulfilment.
We’re all taught at such an early age that success makes us happy, that chasing the dollar makes us complete. It’s good to be successful, but not if it’s affecting your mental and emotional health. What makes you happy is your connection to other people.
You don’t need to ‘pay the price’ of success by becoming disconnected from who you are and what matters most to you. You can have it all – all at the same time – if you know how to get more connection and no more rejection.”
How to live a happy life – keep it simple.
Marisa has dedicated her career to simplifying the complexities of the human mind, to make life-changing value easily accessible and of benefit to as many people as possible. Marisa now teaches her methods to help people understand how the most beneficial principles of science, medical research, and leading therapy can be used to rapidly transform lives.
In Marisa Peer’s Rules Of The Mind she says “When I was training to be a therapist, I was challenged when I was told, “The mind is really complicated and very complex. It takes a lifetime to understand and to master.” I immediately thought, Well, how is that going to work then? No one has got a lifetime to master their mind. What’s the point of being 80 years old before you can finally work out your mind?
I don’t know about you, but I’m much more interested in getting results. I have spent over thirty years studying the mind, applying leading principles with thousands of clients, and now I share what I have learnt so that everyone can benefit from it. Understanding how your mind works and applying these mind hacks will enable you to achieve lasting transformational change in your life…
I believe that your mind can give you almost anything you desire if you first learn how to understand and dialogue with it. That’s why I developed Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT™), to help people achieve freedom from almost any issue and make life-changing transformational tools available to everyone.
Mastering your mind doesn’t require a lifetime. I will share my many years of experience with you, as I do with all my graduates, in this special Masterclass. I hope you enjoy learning how to master your mind for permanent all-pervasive success.”