The Simple Luxurious Life and how to design one

I want to introduce you a book, a site, a set of podcasts… Actually, I want to introduce you a lifestyle. Let’s call it the Simply Luxurious Life as it’s creator, Shannon Ables does.

The idea is simple: How to design your life so, that you can be the best version of yourself every single day and enjoy it all without breaking the bank.

The secret is to curate your life, and especially your thoughts. How? First you have to know who you are and what your values are. What do you want? What do you need. How to be happy and enjoy your life, alone, so that you can choose to be with someone, if you want, because of love, not because of loneliness. How to be in control of your budget, big or small, live within your means, so that you have the freedom to do what you want, any time you want. So simple, so true.

Even though most of the ideas Ables presents in the book are available also in her blog, I warmly recommend reading the book, as it summarizes everything in a more efficient manner. I would not call the book mind-blowing, but… I wish I would have read it ten years ago. When reading the first chapter, I was nodding basically every second sentence. What I especially liked, were the simple questions which help to think what are the things I actually truly value.

This book would be the perfect gift for everyone graduating from high school or college. Shannon feels like a smart, sophisticated big sister, who pushes you gently forward to whatever you want.