The problem with the "Simple Living" movement is that lives must be lived. Bills must be paid. Meetings must be kept. It wasn't an entirely bad idea for people to develop labor saving devices; though it is certainly true that the more we do the more energy we create, which is both good and harmful (at least at the present time).
There's got to be balance. It is possible to efficiently, quickly move through the chores one must do - and discover one's self in one's chores. In fact that need to plan efficiently is indeed a part of it. It's the mise en place.
Anyway, that's where I am.