choose simple

The NEAT Program


I’m going to share to you the simple program that I follow in streamlining almost every aspect of my life.

What aspect?




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.

  1. Decide that you will take action now.
  2. Decide what to eliminate from that particular aspect of your life.
  3. Decide where you will appoint the things not eliminated.
  4. 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.).

Appoint: I put my savings where it will work for me (i.e. stocks).

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:

  1. Decide.
  2. Act.


You can do this.