By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If your New Year’s Resolution was to chill a bit more, you may want to switch to simple living.READ MORE: Segura 2 HRs, Nola Sharp, Phillies Beat Mets, Win 4th In Row
People try to simplify life for a number of reasons according to Dr. Heidi Freeman, assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences.READ MORE: 2 Men Killed, 1 In Critical Condition After Shooting Inside North Philadelphia Deli
“It’s a general sense of dissatisfaction having this kind of feeling that there’s got to be more to life than what I’m doing now,” Freeman says, “There’s got to be more to life than working and spending and more to life than this treadmill of buying.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot To Death On Front Porch In North Philadelphia, Police Say
It’s not easy to make the switch. Freeman says you have to decide what you can live without, cable, a big salary, a high pressure job, then start small, making one change at a time, spend less and learn to say no to those wanting a piece of your precious time.