I’m speaking today at a conference and the title of my presentation is “The Practice of Simple Living.” I chose this specific title for the workshop because of the versatility of the word practice.
People use the word practice when they’re talking about being a practitioner of their profession: I practice medicine; I practice law. People also say practice when they’re talking about learning or rehearsing a skill: I practice the piano; I’m going to baseball practice.
I think that anyone who has adopted a simple lifestyle is a practitioner of simple living, but I know from personal experience that living simply takes a great deal of practice. There will never be a point where I am perfect at simple living — every day I must practice — but it’s worth the effort.
Do you practice simple living? If not, what steps can you take to become a simple living practitioner?