How do you define simple living in the 21st Century? The June issue of Elle Decoration is dedicated to the pursuit of a simpler life, and I think Editor-in-Chief Michelle Ogundehin is spot on when she says that whereas in the past this may have meant relinquishing modernity and a great deal of self sacrifice, this approach is no longer realistic, nor remotely desirable, for the world we live in today.
Instead, she offers these four modern day mantras…
- Surround yourself with treasured things.
- When buying new, buy only what you love.
- Live a life replete with experiences, rather than one just packed with things.
- Make it all count by consciously making the most of every moment.
The new simple.