The Reason for a Simple, Hippyish Life

Gentle Change

Have you just woken up and realized that your life is insanely busy and out of control?

Perhaps it seems like you lost yourself along the way and your heart and soul is yearning for something else. Life has a way of building up slowly overtime with commitments, obligations, responsibility, and bills.

The reality may seem like it happened overnight, but truth is: it builds up slowly over the months and years.

Remember when life started out it was carefree and you were full of hopes and dreams? You were told you could do and be whoever you wanted to be.

But then, somewhere along the way you jumped into auto-pilot. You thought you had to be a ‘grown up’ and that meant getting into debt, getting married, having kids, buying a house, and living above your means.

So, you took a job you didn’t love to pay off the debt you have from buying stuff you didn’t need to pacify the critical need to be happy again.

You have thoughts buzzing around now…

  • What would I do if I didn’t have all these bills?
  • Would I be happy if I could wake up in the morning and be excited about the day?
  • How would my relationships be if I were relaxed and spent time with my loved ones?
  • What if I wasn’t so busy and overwhelmed?
  • How would my life change if I didn’t feel so guilty about my situation?
  • Do I need all this stuff to be happy and free?
  • Who am I and what do I want?

Sound familiar? I know these questions inside and out, because I am just like you. I am on a journey into simplicity: learning to live naturally, reverse my poor choices, get my life in order, and relax.

My reason for change

Everyone has a story and we may not have identical situations, but I am sure there are some similarities. I have been tossing these questions above around and around in my brain for many years now. I tried shopping and buying stuff to fill the void of unhappiness. I have been working in jobs that I don’t love to pay off my debt that started innocently as student loans at the mere age of 18. I have been afraid to make changes in my life because I am living the way society expects me to: to work 40 hours a week for someone else, stay busy, buy a house, cars, clothes, and shop for fun because that’s what everyone else does and you are a grown-up. I have been running myself ragged for years being unfocused, skimping by, trying to keep up, staying sick, and having full-blown anxiety attacks regularly. Last year, I knew that I had to change. My relationships struggled, my bank account is empty, and I am staying sick. It is vital for my well-being to get my life under control and live the life I was really meant to live regardless of what society thinks I should be doing.

Society’s rules doesn’t match my heart…

Everyone else tells us that there is a straight line you must follow to get anywhere in life. School, college, dreadful job, debt, house, car, stuff, marriage, and kids.

I have all those things and for that I am truly grateful. However, after dissecting and living with all the obligations I have now, my auto-pilot life is stealing my soul.

The transformation from getting by to living a full, whole-hearted, life full of enjoyment, health, and happiness doesn’t happen overnight. Even though I have tossed the ideas around about living more naturally and simply for years, I am finally taking the plunge.

It’s beginning to pay off bigtime. The results and peace that are finally showing up is undeniable. This is how I know I may be onto something major.

Why take a simply, hippyish path?

You’ve tried the fast track. You’ve done the quick-fixes. Intense, fast change is not the way our hearts respond to. We need time and attention with focus to adapt and to find lasting habits and good choices that stick.

We have tried all the magic before. It’s time to slow down, focus, and get serious about our life and health.

Dream about life with things like:

  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Energy
  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Excitement
  • Relaxation

If these are the things you want more of in your life, it’s time to realize that your chaotic and unhealthy lifestyle just isn’t working and it’s time to try something else.

Is this you?

Then you are just like me:

We want ease, simplicity, healthy, joy, and passion. This is what we’ve wanted all along but we missed it by living the fast track.

It’s time to reclaim life. The time is now.

Welcome to Hippyish. Here I will share my journey into simplicity by taking a more peaceful, easy, relaxing and gentle approach to life.

3 thoughts on “The Reason for a Simple, Hippyish Life

  1. Yeah, some of what you said relates to Mr Money Mustache and being debt free so you’re also job-free and more. While I don’t necessarily agree with his whole philosophy, I do like many of his financial and simplicity points.

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