When we talk about living a simple life, we don’t mean packing our bags to work on a farm Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton-style (wow, that really was a long time ago). But there is something to be said for stripping away the trappings of society, whether that’s downsizing your home, decluttering your space or donating your diamond tiara, to help create a more relaxed and hopefully less stressed life.
Recently, more and more Americans have been gravitating toward this kind of minimalism by adopting trends like the tiny home movement, the capsule wardrobe craze and, of course, Marie Kondo and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. As burnout becomes our new normal, folks are looking for ways to slow down, and doing so reaps health benefits such as reduced anxiety, slower aging and stronger immunity. To help you step off life’s hectic hamster wheel, here are some ways to live a simple life that aren’t too complicated.