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Cynical Reader

Give me a happily-ever-after fairy-tale and I'll fight you every step of the way, but give me a tragic, grief-ridden story and I'll let it consume me.

Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things That Really Matter

Simplify Your Life - Elaine St. James While a large portion of [b:Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things That Really Matter|830893|Simplify Your Life 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things That Really Matter|Elaine St. James|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347219177s/830893.jpg|904174] seems to apply to people who have money to spare, there are a few ideas that the average Joe could use.

One way I was able to simplify my life while reading this is by doing what I loath and skipping parts that didn't really apply to me. Like getting rid of your gardener, your cook, your personal shopper. There are a lot of ways people like me already live the simple life. Then there were a few tips that I could use, like:
-reducing clutter
-rethinking my buying habits
-learning to laugh
-yoga & meditation
-just being myself
-trusting my intuition
-if it's not working, stop doing it
-keeping a journal
-doing one thing at a time
-just say no
-learn to reinterpret the past
-change your expectations