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What Are The Amazing Benefits Of Simple Living? (Explained)

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Check out these 12 amazing benefits of simple living that you may not have known, yet!

Hello Mamas, I know, we all want to simplify our family life, but we often don’t know how to start and how to go about it.

Here are some of the amazing benefits of simple living that will hopefully inspire you more to achieve the simple living lifestyle that you desire!

If you want to read more about simple living, here are two related posts:

What is Simple Living? (Things You Need To Know)

How to Get Started with Simple Living Even with Small Kids (14 Easy Tips)

12 Amazing Benefits of Simple Living

Some of the amazing benefits of simple living are having more time, less stress, more freedom, and more concentration. It also makes you save money, more happier, more healthier, and have more energy. Simple living also makes you more self-sufficient, more environment-friendly, more grateful, and lastly, it helps you improves your spirituality.

1. More Time

When you start to live simply, you will have more time to do the things that are really important to you.

As time goes by, you and your family will have few possessions, which means less time necessary to manage and maintain those things. In other words, you’ll now have a LOT of free time.

You can now focus on the things that make you happy and fulfill your needs rather than spending time on things that don’t matter.

a clock with plus signs to signify more time - one of the amazing benefits of simple living

This free time can be used to relax, explore new interests, or spend quality time with loved ones without feeling rushed or stressed out.

2. Less Stress – More Mindful and Relaxed

A simple lifestyle can also reduce the amount of stress that you experience that will eventually lead to being more mindful and relaxed state. This is because less clutter and only doing things that matter means less stress and more space to relax and de-stress.

Simplicity is also associated with peace and tranquility. When we’re surrounded by chaos, it can be hard to find inner peace. Living simply also allows us to clear the clutter of our mental space.

3. Saves Money

Adapting to a simpler lifestyle can also lead to financial savings. This is because as you practice voluntary simplicity, you’ll no longer spend money on things that you don’t need.

And when you start to reduce the number of items in your home and downsize your possessions, you may be able to declutter and sell off excess belongings for a profit.

a jar with dollar bills and coins that signifies saving money - one of the amazing benefits of simple living.

Additionally, by eliminating needless expenses from your life, you may be able to reduce your monthly expenses and free up extra money each month for other purposes. For example, by eliminating unnecessary transportation or reducing the number of times dining out.

4. More Freedom

Having more freedom is one of the amazing benefits of simple living.

You’ll now have more free will to decide on what to do and what to spend your free time with, instead of being forced to do the things even if you don’t like doing them.

5. More Concentration

Simple living will allow you to have more concentration doing the things that you love, one at a time, instead of having divided attention doing multiple things all at the same time.

Adapting simplicity will also help you achieve greater efficiency in all areas of your life because you have fewer distractions and easier access to the things that are important to you.

6. Makes You Happier

Adapting simplicity can lead to increased happiness because you have less to worry about, and you are more likely to enjoy your life and spend more time with the people that are important to you.

A happy father, mother, and two kids. A happier family, one of the amazing benefits of simple living.

Less pressure to achieve perfection, which will free up energy and allow you to be yourself will also lead to a happier state of life.

7. Makes You Healthier

Simplifying your family life can also have a direct impact on your health. Reducing the amount of stress that you experience each day, may also reduce the number of physical illnesses that you might have.

Some of those who have been practicing simple living for a period of time have reported having improved physical health. While others said that they no longer need medication or therapy to achieve a sense of well-being since it helped them to reduce their stress levels.

Additionally, by eliminating needless clutter from your home, you may improve your respiratory health and improve your overall sense of wellbeing.

8. You’ll have more energy.

When you’re constantly multi-tasking, your energy levels quickly fade away. But living simply will give your body time to relax and rejuvenate, which leads to increased energy levels.

9. Makes You More Self-Sufficient

Simple living will also make you develop greater self-reliance. This is because you learn to rely on yourself more and take care of your own needs.

A man prunning a tree and a couple with their potted plants as being more self-sufficient, one of the amazing benefits of simple living.

You will slowly learn to provide for your needs through gardening, solar panel set-up, and rainwater catching, fixing broken furniture or gadgets, for example, which can lead to a sense of independence and self-reliance.

10. Environment – Friendly 

Adapting to a simpler life can have a positive impact on the environment. When you reduce the amount of waste that you produce, you are less likely to contribute to the increasing levels of pollution in our environment.

You’re also more likely to have a connection to the natural world. You’ll be less reliant on technology, social media (one of my biggest struggles, as of the moment), and other forms of entertainment, which will make you more appreciative of the moment.

You’ll also be less likely to take things for granted, which will help you develop a sense of gratitude.

11. You’ll be More Grateful

Living a simple life will teach you to be more grateful in life. It will help you notice the tiny, little blessings from God that you didn’t notice or you just ignore before.

Be grateful, always - one of the tips on how to get started with simple living even with small kids.

12. Improves Spirituality

Simplifying your family life will also mean less amount of clutter in your home, which will also mean freeing up valuable time that can be used for meditation or other spiritual practices, like praying, listening to homilies, or religious podcasts, and reading religious books.

Praying together as a family.

By eliminating needless distractions from your life, you may improve your ability to focus on spiritual matters.

Final Thoughts on The Amazing Benefits of Simple Living

I hope that the 12 amazing benefits of simple living listed above will inspire you to really work on your desire to achieve a simpler family life! Go for it Mamas, we can do this!

Do you have more benefits of simplifying family life that is not on the list? Feel free to share them in the comments below.


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