DNS:Simplify Your Life, Week 1

Week One: Slow Down and Cut Back

Americans are the most harried people on the planet. We now work more than any other industrialized nation. In fact, Robert Reich, a former member of the Clinton cabinet, says that we work nine weeks longer than the average European. Wow.

Work isn't the only thing keeping our schedules packed. We have homes to clean, meetings to attend, kids to take care of and many other responsibilities filling up our days. You probably signed up for this Simplify Your Life Community Challenge because you want to find the time for what's most important: family, friends -- and time for yourself to just enjoy. But I'm sure you have some mixed feelings about being here. On the one hand, you understand that you should be living a more relaxed, less hectic life. On the other hand, you probably have some hesitation and fear about changing your lifestyle.

Keep in mind that we can -- and will -- learn from one another how to focus on what's really important during this Community Challenge. You're not going to make these huge changes alone.

This brings me to WEEK ONE. We're going to start this Challenge by slowing down and cutting back on time-wasters. I want you to experience life with more depth and pay attention to your family, your friends and yourself.

* Get your Week One assignments on slowing down and cutting back right here.*

Plus, check in every Monday on the Simplify Your Life main page to get all of your weekly assignments -- and more!


Cecile Andrews
Simplicity Guru

Scroll down for more in this newsletter:
*Invite a Friend to Join You!
*Simplicity Inspirations
*Chat LIVE with Cecile!

Invite a Friend to Join You!

Do you have a friend who needs help cutting the chaos out of her life? It's not too late to invite her to join you with this Simplify Your Life online postcard!
Simplicity Inspirations

Get ideas from members of last year's Simplify Your Life Community Challenge with these 15 tips on how you can live a more simple life. You can also get support -- and inspiration -- from women just like you on the Simplify Your Life message board.
Chat Live with Cecile!

Come to our LIVE Simplify Your Life chat Wednesday, October 16, at 9pm ET. Community Challenge leader Cecile Andrews will be there to talk about ways you can slow down your schedule and cut back on time-wasters. It will be a great opportunity to meet other women on the simplicity journey with you. Hope to see you there!
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