I’m going to share to you the simple program that I follow in streamlining almost every aspect of my life.
You name it.
The best part about this program is its simplicity. If that won’t motivate you to try this, I don’t know what will. Motivated enough? Dive in.
Choose a particular aspect in your life that needs improvement. With what you have in mind, follow these four steps and you’ll be ready to take on the world.
- Decide that you will take action now.
- Decide what to eliminate from that particular aspect of your life.
- Decide where you will appoint the things not eliminated.
- Decide that you will be thankful with what you have.
That’s it. I promised simplicity, didn’t I?
To give you an idea, let me share you some of my experiences.
Now: I wash the dishes every after meal.
Eliminate: The countertops are cleared from unnecessary things (e.g. dishwashing liquid, sponge, dish drying mat, and hand soap are the only things on our dishwashing area).
Appoint: After the dishes are dried, I put them inside the cabinet where they belong.
Thankful: I am thankful with the kitchen supplies that we have and because of this, I won’t be deluded that I need fancy kitchen supplies.
Now: I saved 50% right after I received my income (this was way back when I was still an employee).
Eliminate: I don’t spend money on the things I don’t want (e.g. manicure, pedicure, jewelries, luxury bags, etc.).
Thankful: I was thankful with the salary I received. I exhibited my gratefulness by trying to be a good steward of what God has blessed me with (see above).
Now: I decided to focus on creating.
Eliminate: I eliminated senseless consumption (e.g. social media).
Appoint: I started this blog where I share the choices I made in living a simple life.
Thankful: I am thankful that as a result of God’s answered prayer, I have time to write.
Reading other’s success stories will remain that way—other’s—if you don’t decide and take action. That’s why the key in The NEAT Program is to:
You can do this.