The Philosophy of Simplicity


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How many times have you found yourself doing things a certain way just because that’s “how you’ve always done it”? The philosophy of simplicity aims to break that cycle of habits by introducing easily manageable tactics in all areas of life.

What is simplicity in life? From our regular day-to-day lives to complex business relationships, simplicity is a highly sought-after state of being. And while it's celebrated by most, it’s seldom practiced. Let’s dig deeper into the philosophy behind simplicity in life, why it’s so important and what it means to Clarity.


Take a Look at What The Experts Have to Say About Simplicity

“Simplicity means bringing the multiple parts of you together to create something that works.” -Jonathan Stewart, Simplicity Specialist

In Stewart’s Simplicity Specialist podcast, he states that simplicity is often thought of as a means to do “less” or have fewer things on your plate, and in many regards, that’s true. But Stewart argues that simplicity can also mean “more” when it relates to how intentionally you live your life.

By finding balance and combining all the pieces of who you are, simplicity can be a framework for finding more things that you love and more ways to appreciate the life around you. The key is identifying those parts of yourself and knowing when to celebrate.


“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest." -Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

Babauta, author of “The Power of Less,” believes that a healthy balance in life requires intentional navigation through the “daily chaos” to find simplicity and mindfulness.

The chaos of life might sound overwhelming, but it’s actually quite common. In fact, what many of us believe to be our normal day-to-day may in fact be a series of well-managed chaos. But we love it just the same!

Babauta states that by embracing the chaos through fearless habits, purpose and impact, you can achieve the simplicity your life craves.


Here’s What Clarity Has to Say About Simplicity

Since our inception in 1990, our goal has been to use technology to simplify the administration of benefits, reduce costs and empower consumers.

We believe so strongly in the positive impact of simplicity that we’ve embarked on a mission to own and celebrate National Simplicity Day and how we can bring clarity and purpose to four core areas of life:

  • Space
  • Finances
  • Time
  • Health

Our commitment to simplicity is evident in all of our products. From our suite of employee benefit solutions like HSA, FSA, HRA, Dependent Care Accounts, SmartRide and Wage Parity to our compliance, wellness and administrative tools, we strive to make your life easier so that when you think of Clarity, simplicity is a natural pairing.

How Will You Champion Simplicity?

The time has come… National Simplicity Day is only a few days away! We hope that the resources, tips and tricks we’ve shared over the last several months have impacted your life in meaningful ways. Now it’s your turn–how will you champion simplicity?

At Clarity Benefit Solutions, we believe life is a journey; one that should be lived well. Our goal is to bring clarity into the challenging world of benefits and utilize technology to simplify benefit administration, reduce costs and empower our customers.

With a full suite of consumer benefits, we offer reliable solutions that ease pain points, provide clear direction, and lack unnecessary complexity. After all, simplicity is the key to living well. Simplicity is at the heart of our company and in the details of everything we do from championing National Simplicity Day to our Simply Smarter Approach to employee benefits. This mindset has led to thoughtful new ways for all of us to get the most out of our benefits and to ensure that people are ready for whatever comes their way.