Most of the important things in daily life are accomplished by doing the simple things in daily life.
That’s why a lot of things that are simple, aren’t easy.
Simplicity is sometimes confused with ease.
It’s simple to exercise, to eat well, to go to bed on time, to get up early, to be nice to people, to display good manners, to buy some flowers for your wife, or a little gift for your husband, or wish someone a good day.
But a lot of these things we regard as hard to do. And like Henry Ford said, ‘Whether you think it’s hard or easy, you’re right.’
Yes, I know; he didn’t say that exactly, but it’s a paraphrase.
Here’s a trick you might find useful. About forty years ago, I started finishing my morning shower with a stone cold blast of the water. Simple. But for the first week it wasn’t easy. Then the body amd the mind adjusted to it. It did get easy. In fact it got so enjoyable and beneficial to my mind and my attitude that I wouldn’t even consider finishing a shower otherwise. It turned me into a full-blown morning person.
There was no particular motive to do this. It was a random decision. But one of the best I’ve ever made.
The cold blast was electrifying. It drove the circulation, opened the eyes, guaranteed a really vigorous rubdown with the towel that’d grind the scales off a pollock.