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As you get older, you may find that the complexity of your life is not doing you any good. Your stress level is high; you rush around often, feeling like life is running you down. But it doesn't have to be that way. To simplify your life, you are purposefully removing unwanted things, people, tasks, etc., that will hinder you from getting to that simplified life. To start getting into the 'simplify your life' mindset, I am sharing several quotes that will hopefully help you make a change. Read on and pick out two or three that resonate with you.
The definition of simplifying something is to make it less complex and easier to understand. When you simplify, you make your life, home, and mind clearer on your direction and what you want your life to be.
Declutter and Simplify Your Home Quotes
This section will share sayings about decluttering your home and making it run more efficiently.
"Don’t underestimate the extent to which your surroundings impact your mood, thoughts, and behaviors." ~ Unknown
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” by Hans Hofmann. Read more: Simplify Life Quotes to Motivate You to Declutter Click To Tweet
“A home with fewer possessions is more spacious, more calming, and more focused on the people who live inside it.” ~ Joshua Becker
“Your home is living space, not storage space.” ~ Francine Jay
“Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.” ~ Edward R. Tufte
“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” ~ Marie Kondo
“Some things cost way more when we keep them.” ~ Neeraj Agnihotri
“Today is the day you rid yourself of anything that distracts from your best life.” ~ Joshua Becker“Today is the day you rid yourself of anything that distracts from your best life.” by Joshua Becker. Read more: Simplify Life Quotes to Motivate You to Declutter Click To Tweet
“If someone doesn’t live with you, neither should their stuff.” ~ Monika Kristofferson
“Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.” ~ Toby Mac
Simplify Life Quotes
This section shares sayings that are all about simplifying your life.
"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!" ~Henry David Thoreau
“Love people, use things. The opposite never works.” ~ The Minimalists
“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ~ Joshua Becker“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” by Joshua Becker. Read more: Simplify Life Quotes to Motivate You to Declutter Click To Tweet
“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” ~ Marie Kondo
“Clutter smothers. Simplicity breathes.” ~ Terri Guillemets
“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” ~ Nathan W. Morris“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” by Nathan W. Morris. Read more: Simplify Life Quotes to Motivate You to Declutter Click To Tweet
“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius
"Simplicity Boils Down To Two Things: Identify The Essential And Eliminate The Rest" ~ Leo Babauta
“Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy.” ~ Leo Babauta
Gratitude and Happiness When We Simplify Our Lives Quotes
The last section shares sayings about being grateful and happy when living a simple life.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” ~ Melody Beattie
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ~ Socrates
“The height of sophistication is simplicity.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not." ~ Ann Brashares"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not." by Ann Brashares. Read more: Simplify Life Quotes to Motivate You to Declutter Click To Tweet
“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” ~ Martin H. Fischer
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." ~Epictetus
"You will never have enough, do enough or be enough until you see yourself today as enough." --Cindy Keating
"Give Without Remembering, And Receive Without Forgetting." – Unknown
How should I use quotes to motivate me?
Quotes can be used as a positive way to remind yourself of your goals. These were hand-picked to keep you motivated. However, reading them once will not keep you focused on your simplify life path. But there are some ways to use these quotes to keep you moving toward a simpler life.
The first thing you can do is write down your favorite three quotes that resonate with you and place them near you when doing your daily self-care routine. By reminding yourself of your simple quotes, you will give yourself a boost to stay focused on the new life and home you want to have.
Another way to remind yourself to live simply is to hang these quotes around your home, picking areas you visit daily. Purchase a few picture frames, print the sayings in large letters, and place them in strategic spots. Some areas you can put these quote signs are:
- The area where you read in the morning.
- The place you visit first thing in the morning, i.e., your bathroom vanity.
- Your nightstand before you go to bed.
- The front dashboard of your car.
- The dinner table.
- Place them where you cook dinner each night.
- Lockscreen on your phone.
- Computer startup screen or home screen.
I hope these quotes and ways to use them to simplify your life path work for you. Let's continue the conversation; please comment below on your favorite quote and share where you would place said saying in your home.
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