Hart to Heart on… the Beauty in Simplicity

Keeping it simple is a mentality, but maybe it’s time for you to make it a lifestyle.

Leonardo da Vinci once said that “the most complicated skill is to be simple.”

For my first Hart to Heart of the school year, I want to run with that theme: keep it simple. 

What makes life simple? Well for everyone, this could be different. It could be the little things, like taking a pet for a walk or visiting a friend. For some, it could be sports or an extracurricular.

For me, it’s being with the people I love.

All of these things, no matter how big or small, are beautiful. To be simple is to do things that are easy on the mind and body. Something so simple that it could become an easy habit and you think nothing of it when you pursue that activity.

Simplicity can provide many benefits:

  • You could feel less stress and pressure to get many things done.
  • You naturally can avoid overreacting and making a mess of things.
  • You can see the reality of a situation more clearly.
  • You could strengthen your health, both mentally and physically.

A simple life can provide freedom. You can finally start worrying about yourself and letting go of the rest. You can learn more about yourself and your emotions. It is very important to understand the things you can and cannot control in your life.

It is in the most simple things that we find the most happiness. Being simple may not solve all life’s problems, but it can help with the smaller ones, like stress and worry – and aren’t those two problems that we all deal with on a daily basis?