Want to read a thought-provoking article on the simpler life? Try Graham Hill’s New York Times Op-Ed piece Living with Less.
It has had some interesting critiques written about it. To peruse some of those, you might like to look at http://bemorewithless.com/minimalismforall/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BeMoreWithLess+%28Be+More+with+Less%29.
I'm not ready to take quite such a dramatic leap, but some things are certainly worth thinking about.
Awareness. If nothing else, I'll start there.