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让生活更简单的60种方法(中英文对照)-采自译言网

当我们年轻的时候,生活的会很容易对不对?我知道有时似乎如此。但事实是现在的生活仍然很容易。而且这将会是永远的容易。唯一不同的是我们的年龄大了,所以我们越老,考虑自己的事情就越是复杂。因此,让我们回到最初,好吗?让我们把事情变简单。这很容易。这里有60个方法可以做到。

 

你看,当我们还年轻的时候,我们通过简单、充满希望的眼睛看世界。我们知道我们所想要的,以及我们没有偏见或隐藏的想法。我们喜欢微笑的人、远离那些皱着眉头的人。当我们饿了的时候吃饭,渴了的时候喝水,累了的时候睡觉。

 

As we grew older our minds became gradually disillusioned by negative external influences.  At some point we began to hesitate and question our instincts.  When a new obstacle or growing pain arose, we stumbled and a fell down.  This happened several times.  Eventually we decided we didn’t want to fall again, but rather than solving the problem that caused us to fall, we avoided it all together.

当随着我们年龄的增长,我们的脑海会受到外部的影响并且逐渐醒悟。在某些时候,我们开始犹豫和怀疑我们的本能。当一个新的障碍出现或是疼痛来临时,我们会跌倒并且跌入低谷。这种情况是经常发生的。最后,我们决定,我们不希望再次跌倒,但比起解决让我们跌倒的那些问题,我们选择回避了一切。3

As a result, we ate comfort food and drank alcohol to numb our wounds and fill our voids.  We worked late nights on purpose to avoid unresolved conflicts at home.  We started holding grudges, playing mind games, and subtly deceiving others and ourselves to get ahead.  And when it didn’t work out, we lived above our means, bought things we didn’t need, and ate and drank some more just to make ourselves feel better again.

因此,我们吃美味可口的食物,喝酒精来麻痹我们的伤口,并填埋我们的空虚。我们工作到很晚的目的,就是为了避免家里永无休止的冲突。我们开始抱怨,打心理战,巧妙地欺骗别人从而使自己获得成功。当不工作的时候, 我们用自己的方式, 买一些我们并不需要的东西,吃的更多,喝的更多,只不过是为了让自己感觉到理所应当。2

Over the course of time, we made our lives more and more difficult, and we started losing touch with who we really are and what we really need.

随着时间的推移,我们的生活变得越来越困难,然后我们开始失去了某个人,某个我们真的需要联系的那个人。

So let’s get back to the basics, shall we?  Let’s make things simple again.  It’s easy.  Here are 60 ways to do just that:

因此,让我们回到最初,好吗?让我们把事情变简单。这很容易。这里有60个方法可以做到:

Life is not complex.  We are complex.  Life is simple,

人生并不复杂。我们很复杂。生活是简单的,

and the simple thing is the right thing.

而简单的事情就是正确的。

– Oscar Wilde

—-奥斯卡 沃尔德

Don’t try to read other people’s minds.  Don’t make other people try to read yours.  Communicate.

1.不要尝试去读解他人的想法。也不要尝试让别人来了解你的想法。 那就去交流,沟通。

Be polite, but don’t try to be friends with everyone around you.  Instead, spend time nurturing your relationships with the people who matter most to you.

2.要有礼貌,但不要让周围的人都成为你的朋友。相反,要花时间来培养那些你能够获得需要的人群。2

Your health is your life, keep up with it.  Get an annual physical check-up.

3. 要关心自己的身体,每年定期做一次身体检查。

Live below your means.  Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.  Always sleep on big purchases.  Create a budget and savings plan and stick to both of them.

4. 量入为出。不要去买那些不需要的东西。不要总是睡觉。建立一个预算还有储蓄计划,并且长期坚持下去。2

Get enough sleep every night.  An exhausted mind is rarely productive.

5. 每天晚上要有充足的睡眠。疲惫是很难产生出效果的。

Get up 30 minutes earlier so you don’t have to rush around like a mad man.  That 30 minutes will help you avoid speeding tickets, tardiness, and other unnecessary headaches.

6. 早起30分钟,这样就不会像个疯子一样忙的团团转。这30分钟会帮助你避免超速罚单、迟到以及其他不必要的麻烦。

Get off your high horse, talk it out, shake hands or hug, and move on.

7. 高效率的利用时间。出来,握手或拥抱,然后离开。3

Don’t waste your time on jealously.  The only person you’re competing against is yourself.

8. 不要在嫉妒中浪费了时间。唯一能成为对手的人就是你自己。

Surround yourself with people who fill your gaps.  Let them do the stuff they’re better at so you can do the stuff you’re better at.

9.在你周围的人也许会填补你的不足。让他们发挥擅长的事情, 你会做的更好。2

Organize your living space and working space.

10. 安排好你的生活空间和工作空间。

Get rid of stuff you don’t use.

11. 摆脱那些不需要的东西。

Ask someone if you aren’t sure.

12. 如果你不确定的时候,要懂得去询问。

Spend a little time now learning a time-saving trick or shortcut that you can use over and over again in the future.

13. 多花一点时间学习一个可以减少时间的诀窍或捷径,这样能在以后反复使用。

Don’t try to please everyone.  Just do what you know is right.

14. 不要去取悦所有人。只是去做你认为对的事情。

Don’t drink alcohol or consume recreational drugs when you’re mad or sad.  Take a jog instead.

15. 当你生气或沮丧时,不要饮酒或服用软性毒品,尝试用慢跑来代替。

Be sure to pay your bills on time.

16. 一定要按时支付账单。

Fill up your gas tank on the way home, not in the morning when you’re in a hurry.

17. 在回家的路上记得要加满油,而不是选择在慌慌张张的早上。

Use technology to automate tasks.

18. 运用技术来执行任务。

Handle important two-minute tasks immediately.

19. 在两分钟之内迅速处理好事情。1

Relocate closer to your place of employment.

20. 搬到离工作单位更近的地方生活。

Don’t steal.

21. 不要偷窃。

Always be honest with yourself and others.

22. 始终诚实的对待自己还有他人。

Say “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible.

23. 尽可能多的对你爱的人说“我爱你”。

Single-task.  Do one thing at a time and give it all you got.

24. 单项任务。一次只做一件事情,并且要全力以赴。

Finish one project before you start another.

25. 完成一件工作以后再去开始另一个工作。

Be yourself.

26. 做你自己。

When traveling, pack light.  Don’t bring it unless you absolutely must.

27. 远足时要轻装上阵。除非有些东西是必需品。

Clean up after yourself.  Don’t put it off until later.

28. 不要忘记把自己收拾干净。不要拖延。

Learn to cook, and cook.

29. 要学会做饭。

Make a weekly (healthy) menu, and shop for only the items you need.

30. 每周制作健康合理的菜单,去商店只买你所需要的食材。

Consider buying and cooking food in bulk.  If you make a large portion of something on Sunday, you can eat leftovers several times during the week without spending more time cooking.

31. 要考虑购买和烹饪散装的零食。如果你在星期天购买了一大堆零食,你只能在以后的几天里吃剩菜剩饭。

Stay out of other people’s drama.  And don’t needlessly create your own.

32. 远离他人的生活。也不要无谓的建立属于你自己的。

Buy things with cash.

33. 用现金买东西。

Maintain your car, home, and other personal belongings you rely on.

34. 保护好你的车、房子和其他属于你私人的财物。

Smile often, even to complete strangers.

35. 要经常微笑,甚至面对陌生人的时候。

If you hate doing it, stop it.

36. 如果不喜欢做某事,那就停下。

Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.

Apologize when you should.

37.  要以同样的眼光来尊重的对待每一个人,你的爷爷,或是以相同的耐心来对待兄长。2

38. 当应该道歉的时候道歉。

Write things down.

39. 每天记录下一些事情。

Be curious.  Don’t be scared to learn something new.

40. 保持好奇心,不要害怕去学习新的东西。

Explore new ideas and opportunities often.

41. 要经常探索发现新的思路和机会。

Don’t be shy.  Network with people.  Meet new people.

42. 不要害羞。在网络上结实新朋友。2

Don’t worry too much about what other people think about you.

43. 不要去担心那些别人对自己的看法。

Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven, and likeminded.

44. 花时间接触热心肠、志同道合的朋友。

Don’t text and drive.  Don’t drink and drive.

45. 不要酒后驾车。1

Drink water when you’re thirsty.

46. 口渴的时候要记得喝水。

Don’t eat when you’re bored.  Eat when you’re hungry.

47.  无聊时不要吃东西,只有感觉饿了的时候吃。 

Exercise every day.  Simply take a long, relaxing walk.

48. 坚持每天锻炼身体。经常散步,运动。

Let go of things you can’t change.  Concentrate on things you can.

49. 放弃那些不能改变的事情。把精力放在你擅长的事情上。

Find hard work you actually enjoy doing.

50. 努力寻找真正喜欢的事情。

Realize that the harder you work, the luckier you will become.

51. 要认识到越努力工作,幸运就越会提前降临。

Follow your heart.  Don’t waste your life fulfilling someone else’s dreams and desires.

52. 跟随着你的心。不要浪费你的生命去实现别人的梦想和愿望。

Set priorities for yourself and act accordingly.

53. 给自己定个目标并立刻采取行动。

Take it slow and add up all your small victories.

54. 放慢脚步,并享受所走过的每一小步。

However good or bad a situation is now, it will change.  Accept this simple fact.

55. 目前的形式无论好与坏,那都将会是个挑战。要接受并且面对现实。1

Excel at what you do.  Otherwise you’ll just frustrate yourself.

56. 选择所擅长的,否则只会挫败自己。

Mature, but don’t grow up too fast.

57. 要成熟起来,但是不要太快。

Realize that you’re never quite as right as you think you are.

58. 要知道,你无法像你希望那样的安静。1

Build something or do something that makes you proud.

59. 建立或者做一些事情能够让你感到骄傲。

Make mistakes, learn from them, laugh about them, and move along.

60. 对于所犯的错误,要努力改正,不断的学习,笑着面对并且全力以赴。

Oh, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  They’re free and better than anything money can buy.

嗯,那就来享受简单生活的乐趣吧。他们是任何金钱都不能买到的自由。

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