When simple fun doesn’t work for motivation, goals may help. Focusing on simple goals such as using our talents for good, being a good steward of our time and resources, and serving others especially those closest to us, helps.
For me, this means being a productive member of society and learning/ improving on a skill. It means getting rid of clutter and saying no to things/activities so I can focus on tasks more important to my family’s well-being. I know these things can go against the common goals of material success and being the best, but those goals are usually not the goals of those wanting a more simple life.
What goals help motivate you as you try to live a more simpler life?