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Keep it Simple

No matter how bad things seem … all we have is the present, nothing more.

How often do we fret about things that never occur?

We allow our minds to take control of our emotions and imagine all of the worst-case scenarios in situations. We may lose sleep. We may cause others distress. We may act on circumstances that will never occur.

These are just a few examples of how we complicate our lives.

When we remind ourselves to “keep it simple,” we slow down our “stinking thinking “ and settle in the present. We stay in the day, in the moment. We remind ourselves to just do the “next right thing,” “do our best and forget the rest.”

It’s a life that is not only durable but one where we can appreciate the simplicity of the beauty that surrounds us. We are able to surrender. We are able to awaken to the gratitude in the present. No matter how bad things seem … all we have is the present, nothing more. This is where you find life.

What will you do with this present?

5 Reminders on how to “keep it simple”:

1. Slow down!

When you find yourself on the run, hurrying to get things done, stressing over time… slow down! Accept that the things that need to get done, will get done. And rushing, stressing, and running around will not help.


2. Stop!

Smell the roses! Are you in the present moment? Are you feeling the now? You will never get it back. Appreciate it.

3. Deep breaths.

When feeling overwhelmed and anxious, ask yourself what really matters. Your mental health should come first. Do not let negativity to rent space in your head!

4. Tell someone that you love them.

The quickest way to bring us back into the reality of the present moment is to share it. Thank someone. Hug someone. Smile at and with someone.

5. Remember that life is short.

There is no need to lose time or to make it go any quicker.

An unbelievably gifted orator, there’s a reason Abraham Lincoln is often quoted. He reminds us with this quote to “keep it simple.”

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

Thank you for taking this moment to share these simple thoughts and reminders.

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Melissa Rose Rothschild

Melissa is a Thought Leader , mentored by the founders of the international powerhouse , McGill Media, a published author, an entrepreneur and a self-help Spiritual guru in-training. She is a recovery advocate and speaker and became sober, awakened and eternally grateful ... one day at a time on 11/29/2004. She worked as a former director of an international personal development center and as a personal development lecturer for the Southeastern , public, middle schools and high schools. She empowers young people to pursue their dreams and helps children and adults with tools to succeed. Melissa believes our purpose in life is love and that everyone has the light within to shine and share in the journey of love. She is the creator and CEO of Princess Rothschild, “crowned”.

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Najmi Bakhtiari
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Najmi Bakhtiari

Thanks for your wonderful advices. I need them . So very grateful to both of you Jenni & Bryant. Stay blessed.

Laurie Lankins Farley
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Laurie Lankins Farley

Such wonderful and easy advice! Love it! Thank you.

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giffee chick

What a reminder to appreciate life and even smell and hear the sounds around us. I am a stay at home mommy and its hard for me to because im.isolated here and I have depression . But I try to do the best I can.

Uchenna Ilo
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Uchenna Ilo

So beautiful. Slowing down really helps especially when we are under intense pressure and anxiety. thanks for the tips.

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Mary Davis

I love this so much Melissa! It is just the balm our world needs now – to remember to slow down, to appreciate the gifts of this moment, to be loving to each other. Thank you for bringing it all back home to simplicity. Needed that. xo