There are probably many occasions for us to go about applying simplicity whilst undertaking our daily routine. Choosing simple solutions is invariably an option, even if at times it is not always the easy route to follow.
Yet once we have begun applying simplicity in one area, it can become a model for our actions in others areas. Getting into the habit is the key. With repeated action the habit has a chance to take root and over time possibly bear fruit for us.
The benefits of applying simplicity may take any number of forms. We might find the space around us increases as we let go of hoarding this or that just because “it could be useful sometime in the future”.
Alternatively, the richness of the so-called basics, especially related to furnishings, food or whatever, come to the fore as we engage in applying simplicity to our life.
Thinking about the iconic nature of certain products and solutions known for their simplicity of design and use – Apple’s products, Google’s homepage and Japanese gardens – we should not forget the hard work involved in the process of reaching their simple perfection.
Other considerations on the subject of applying simplicity likewise deserve attention, yet space limitations prevent their airing right now. However, looking into our heart in a moment of reflection perhaps goes some way to embracing these additional ideas.
I imagine you have your own thoughts on applying simplicity and if you’d like to share them, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).