We've all been there — too many pressures, too little time. Life starts to
spin out of control. Learning to simplify our lives is much more than
avoiding phone calls and trimming hectic schedules, more than cleaning closets
or paring down possessions. Convinced that the most destructive
aspect of stress is what it does to us spiritually, Carolyn Rasmus outlines
eight principles — using each letter of the word SIMPLIFY — that will help us keep from becoming so distracted by trivial things that our spiritual perspective is obscured. With these eight principles as a guide, we can enhance our ability to choose our priorities, remain calm amidst the daily chaos of life, and focus on things that really matter.
I love this book!!!! I love the hands on "Getting Started" section at the end of each chapter and also the "scriptures and thoughts to ponder". I love "Spiritual Homework"! I feel it challenges us to dig deeper. A must have!
The author is filled with the spirit. I could feel the spirit filled pages. So wonderfully written.
I started this book in April and finished it in August, I followed the author's advice to read one chapter at a time, often going weeks in between so that I could really bring the chapter home in my life and make it work. When I closed the book I felt as if the things I had learned were ones I really could count on to make my life a little better, a little richer, a little easier to navigate. I loved the authors not-perfect voice, I loved her realness, and I loved the topics she chose to focus on. I am not a big self-help reader, I find most self-help books to be idealistic and guilt-driven, but this was neither of those things, at least to me. I highly recommend this to anyone that would like to simplify, and needs to be challenged, but doesn't want to feel preached to or hit over the head with it. The advice in the book is something you can fit to any life and feel good about.