“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein
The recent economic recession has a lot of people worried about their jobs, their businesses, their homes and their bills. When your income is dropping or in jeopardy and you still have a mountain of bills to pay, things can get pretty scary.
However, tough economic times do not have to be a time of struggles! If you look for the opportunity in the middle of difficulty, as Mr. Einstein suggested, then tough economic times become an opportunity to transform your life.
The problems of our economy stem from unchecked consumerism – people buying houses too expensive for their incomes, getting into too much debt by spending too much, living a lifestyle of more and more with the idea that things will only continue to get better. Unfortunately, this kind of consumerism is unsustainable, both at a global and a personal level. Eventually, the bills have to be paid and things will be corrected to a more level.
What does this mean for you, personally? It means that in order to survive in a tough economy, you must adjust your lifestyle to a more sustainable level. But to thrive in a tough economy, you can go even further: simplify your life to make room for the truly important. Clear away the clutter and the excess spending to make room for the essential: the people and things you love the most, that you’re most passionate about.
Such a simplified lifestyle can be truly wonderful – you’ll finally have time for the things you really love, for relaxation, for outdoor activities, for exercise, for reading or finding peace and quiet, for the loved ones in your life, for the things you’re most passionate about. This is what it means to thrive – to live a life full of the things you want in them, and not more. To live a better quality of life without having to spend and buy and consume.
In a free ebook called “Thriving on Less: Simplifying in a Tough Economy” Leo Babauta will show you how to start on the road to that simple lifestyle. Even better, he’ll show you how you can thrive on less, change your habits to create a more sustainable lifestyle, get out of debt, and be in a great position to live well in any economic times.
A FREE download of this ebook is available here.