1. Slow down and simplify.
There is something inherently simple about life in France. It’s taken me a long time to figure it out, but it comes down to this: The French truly appreciate the small things in life. An afternoon walk, a small piece of delicious chocolate, a perfect apple, playing a board game with the family. Appreciating what is simple means not pursuing “more” and “better” and it keeps you focused on things that truly matter, which are usually not actually “things”, but people and experiences.