It’s a part of our nature to complicate things. We tell ourselves that with life being complicated by itself, it’s only natural for us to be the same. But it is true?
Today I am sharing my ideas on how to make your life simpler and happier. We will start with the US NAVY system.
In the 60th US NAVY decided to implement so-called KISS principle. KISS is an acronym for “keep it simple, stupid” or “keep it stupid simple”. As a principle in design, it states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should be a key goal in design, and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.
Think about it, the more complicated you make the system, the more chances of failure it has. Of course, nowadays this principle can be used not only for engineering and design, but it’s also genuinely application in various spheres in life.
As for me, I use this principle in a couple of ways. When I feel overwhelmed, I always ask myself: “What can I make more simple and understandable here”. Depending on the context, I sometimes reflect on the question “Would a twelve-year-old understand what I’m doing right now?”
As one example of using this principle can be our daily communication with loved ones. Sometimes we misunderstand each other intentions and build a fortress of ideas and guesses when in reality, all we have to do is ask ourselves: “Would a twelve-year-old understand what I’m talking about right now?”
This question doesn’t mean that you or your partner are on the level of the twelve-year-old development, but it rather says that the most important things most of the times can be explained in rather simple terms.
The second idea of how to be more relaxed and simple when it comes to your lifestyle is to remember: “Confused mind says no to everything”. It applies to our psychology and our private life, not only to marketing, sales and business. If you are confused about your own decision, thoughts and communications, you will be overwhelmed (duh!). With such a mentality at hand, surely you will say no to everything inside your circle of influence in this situation, or maybe even outside of it. all of this just because your brain is confused.
By simplifying your thoughts you can help your brain and mind to become a bit less stressed. Simplification will make things easier for your brain, so great decisions can be made and your life will become gradually more straightforward.
Want to train more? Forget about complicated 100+ exercises for each muscle group, switching your routine every day and so on.
When I decided to incorporate more activity into my lifestyle, I called my close friend who is a fitness junkie. She gave me one of the best decisions: “Just do basics. Walk, do some exercises that you know…”. Keeping routine and being consistent with your habit is much more important than trying to be an expert from day 1.
What do you think about those tips? Don’t forget to leave your comment here or in my private group.
With all my love and care,