Voluntary simplicity "is about coming into alignment with what's more important - more material possessions or more time. It is about having more time and more choice, because the essence of it is financial independence." This article explains 4 steps to achieve voluntary simplicity: Identify goals, chart assets and liabilities, make a choice, clean house. Each step is explained very briefly but with exact instructions how to do it. The article will take just a few minutes to read, but just might change your whole mindset.
This is a great article. Another tip I have heard associated with voluntary simplicity is recording your gratitude. The idea is that if you can write down a few things you are grateful for every day, you will begin to switch your focus from what you want to all that you already have!