Gen from Illinois Preppers Network has a great article on living a simpler life:
Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful season that is bursting into life all around us! The ‘simple’ things are the enjoyable things about Spring. Green things coming up out of the ground, laundry blowing in the breeze, new life in the animal world.
I want to challenge you that living ‘simply’ will add a richness to your life in ways you might have never imagined, as well as aid you in your prepping. By living simply I mean to find out what your focus is and live in a way that supports it. Is your focus to be closer as a family, to live closer or kinder to the earth, to take control of your life by actually doing what needs to be done instead of letting someone else do for you? The first step is to figure out the goals for your life. Talk with your spouse (or have a heart-to-heart with yourself if you’re single). Discuss what is important to you both. Write those goals down.
Then, before you make any decision, ask yourself if the outcome is in line with your goals. If your goal is to live closer as a family, should you buy a bigger house so that the members of your family will never see one another? Should everyone have a tv in their bedroom so that even tv viewing doesn’t happen as a family? Do you need to commit your children to playing a different sport every season , thereby removing them from the family for many hours each week?