Stop buying unnecessary things.
Toss half your stuff, learn contentedness.
Reduce half again.
List 4 essential things in your life,
stop doing non-essential things.
Do these essentials first each day, clear distractions
focus on each moment.
Let go of attachment to doing, having more.
Fall in love with less.
“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say let your affairs be as one, two, three and to a hundred or a thousand. We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Rogers
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann
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Thank you for keeping it simple. You have inspired me to once again take a trip to the donation depot in town. Going to fill boxes now and enjoy the freedom of simple living.
Hey there, this post is so relevant, especially now – the economy has everyone so bogged down that we forget what’s really important. Thanks for the perspective!
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This post speaks to me so much right now. I like the “toss half your stuff,” then half again. I think it would apply not to just all my material stuff but also the stories, histories and emotional stuff that clogs up so much time and energy.
Thank you for the words of wisdom, I actually just gave away half my clothes and various other objects laying around and I already feel so much clearer! Now off to get rid of another half!
Thank you for the inspiration! Decluttering is such an emotional process for me. It helps to get encouragement that I will feel better when it’s been done.