Every Wednesday, I’ll (try) to post up a Simple Living Tip, with an emphasis on tips that can be done while living a more traditional 9-to-5 life.
It’s obvious that I like to give advice, hence this series of simple living tips. However, do I ever follow my own advice? Rarely. I do try to limit technology on weekends… I don’t read blogs at all, don’t browse websites, rarely shop online and only check emails a few times, and I don’t login first thing in the morning…but other than that I often forget my own advice for simple living.
That’s why I’ve been pleasantly surprised that one of my advice to limit choice is helping me keep my resolution/goal. The only reason I even thought of doing this was because I wrote out the post about choice right before writing down my goals which included eating more fish. So I decided that when I go out to eat, I should order fish by default unless it’s fried or seems too unhealthy. That’s easy to do at Japanese restaurants but it’s not my habit to order fish when tastier meat dishes are on the menu.
This is still a new habit and I tend to forget on weekends. However, now if I go out for lunch during the work week, I immediately scan the menu for fish items, ignoring other choices. This has made it much easier to order and I’m actually eating fish more often. Simpler and healthier!