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简易生活的十要事 (The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life)

Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy. When we begin to live simply and experience these benefits, we begin to ask the next question, “Where else in my life can i remove distraction and simply f

发布时间:2013年04月20日

简易生活的十要事 (The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life)

Based on our personal journey, our conversations, and our observations, here is a list of the 10 most important things to simplify in your life today to begin living a more balanced, joyful lifestyle: 为了过上更平衡更愉悦的生活,基于我们的人生旅途,我们的言谈,我们的观察,列了一份可以简化生活的十件要事的列表: 1. Your Possessions - Too many material possessions complicate our lives to a greater degree than we ever give them credit. They drain our bank account, our energy, and our attention. They keep us from the ones we love and from living a life based on our values. If you will invest the time to remove nonessential possessions from your life, you will never regret it. 1. 个人财产 — 太多的物质财富让我们的生活变得更加复杂,远远超出我们所能承受的。这些财富不仅仅掏空我们的银行账户,耗尽我们的精力,分散我们的注意力,而且迫使我们远离我们所喜欢的,无法过上以我们的价值为核心的生活。如果你要是花费时间丢弃那些无足轻重的事情,你将永不后悔。 2. Your Time Commitments – Most of us have filled our days full from beginning to end with time commitments: work, home, kid’s activities, community events, religious endeavors, hobbies… the list goes on. When possible, release yourself from the time commitments that are not in line with your greatest values. 2. 时间承诺 — 大多数人的生活从早到晚都充满着时间承诺:工作、家庭、孩子活动、社交活动、宗教活动、喜好......清单不断。如果有可能,解脱自己,远离与你的最大价值观不符的时间承诺。 3. Your Goals – Reduce the number of goals you are intentionally striving for in your life to one or two. By reducing the number of goals that you are striving to accomplish, you will improve your focus and your success rate. Make a list of the things that you want to accomplish in your life and choose the two most important. When you finish one, add another from your list. 3. 人生目标 — 将你竭力追求的生活目标减少至一两个。这样做,你就可以集中你的注意力,提高成功率。列一份清单,写下你想实现的人生目标,找出最重要的两个。完成一个后,在你的清单上再写一个目标。 4. Your Negative Thoughts – Most negative emotions are completely useless. Resentment, bitterness, hate, and jealousy have never improved the quality of life for a single human being. Take responsibility for your mind. Forgive past hurts and replace negative thoughts with positive ones. 4. 消极想法 — 大多数的消极情绪是完全没用的。愤恨,痛苦,厌恶,嫉妒,永不会提高一个人的生活质量。要对自己的心负责,原谅过去的伤痛,以积极心态代替消极心态。 5. Your Debt – If debt is holding you captive, reduce it. Start today. Do what you’ve got to do to get out from under its weight. Find the help that you need. Sacrifice luxury today to enjoy freedom tomorrow.

  1. 债务问题 — 若果你被债务俘虏了,那就减轻债务。从今天开始,做些你应该做的、可以让你摆脱债务负担的事情。一旦有需要可寻求帮助。为了未来自由就要舍弃当下的奢侈生活。
  2. Your Words – Use fewer words. Keep your speech plain and honest. Mean what you say. Avoid gossip.
  3. 言语表达 — 少说话。说话时要清晰、诚恳,说出你想说的重点,避免闲聊。
  4. Your Artificial Ingredients – Avoid trans fats, refined grain (white bread), high-fructose corn syrup, and too much sodium. Minimizing these ingredients will improve your energy level in the short-term and your health in the long-term. Also, as much as possible, reduce your consumption of over-the-counter medicine – allow your body to heal itself naturally as opposed to building a dependency on substances.
  5. 人工成分 — 避免摄入反式脂肪,精制谷物(白面包),高果糖玉米糖浆,过量钠。将这些成分的摄入量减到最小,短期内可增加能量,长期内有利于身体健康。另外,尽可能减少成品药的使用— 让你的身体自然恢复,而不是依赖于物质。
  6. Your Screen Time – Focusing your attention on television, movies, video games, and technology affects your life more than you think. Media rearranges your values. It begins to dominate your life. And it has a profound impact on your attitude and outlook. Unfortunately, when you live in that world on a consistent basis, you don’t even notice how it is impacting you. The only way to fully appreciate its influence in your life is to turn them off.
  7. 荧屏时间 — 专注于电视、电影、电子游戏、科技上,会超乎你的想象地危及你的生活。媒体会重排你的价值观,控制你的生活,影响你的态度、观点。遗憾的是,当你坚持处于那个世界时,你意识不到它们是如何影响你的。充分了解它对你生活的影响的唯一方法就是关掉它们。
  8. Your Connections to the World - Relationships with others are good, but constant streams of distraction are bad. Learn when to power off the blackberry, log off facebook, or not read a text. Focus on the important, not the urgent. A steady flow of distractions from other people may make us feel important, needed, or wanted, but feeling important and accomplishing importance are completely different things.
  9. 社会交际 — 与外界保持联系是好的,但被打扰就不好了。要记得什么时候得关掉手机,注销脸谱网,不看短信。集中注意力在要事,而不是急事上。被别人打扰可能让我们觉得自己很重要,被需要,或者想要,但是感觉重要和实现重要完全是两回事。
  10. Your Multi-Tasking - Research indicates that multi-tasking increases stress and lowers productivity. while single-tasking is becoming a lost art, learn it. Handle one task at a time. Do it well. And when it is complete, move to the next.
  11. 多重任务 — 研究表明,多重任务会增大压力,降低产出。虽单个任务将要完成,但仍要学习它。一次只做一件事,将它做好。完成它后,再处理下一件事情。

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