National Simplicity Day is celebrated on July 12 every year to honor the life, work and philosophy of the poet, author and leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817. He was an advocate of a simple life and wrote a number of books on the subject.
His most popular book Walden reflects simple life in a natural environment.
Meaning of the day of simplicity
Since our world is surrounded by cell phones, laptops and other modern devices, the day of simplicity is very important these days. Since we rarely have time to experience true peace in our fast-paced life, this day offers the opportunity to avoid the equipment for a day and to enjoy the feeling of really being in the moment.
How to celebrate the day of simplicity
Henry David Thoreau spent two years in a cabin in the woods, far from society, to write his reflection of that time in Walden. So there is no better day to pick up the book than his birthday.
Step away from your devices
It can be difficult to get through the day without reading business email, posting on social media, or catching up on your favorite shows. However, try unplugging your laptops and smartphones for a day. You might be surprised by the results.
Since Simplicity Day encourages you to let go of all the complications of life, take a break from technology to keep things simple.