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OVER 35 MEANINGFUL SIMPLE LIFE QUOTES TO MAKE EVERY DAY A LITTLE LESS STRESSFUL

WRITTEN by CHRISSY, LAST UPDATED ON September 29, 2021

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A great collection of simple life quotes that will get you thinking about how living more simply can be totally the right thing to do – for so many reasons! You’re sure to find something that speaks to you, and makes life that bit easier every day…

Over 35 meaningful simple life quotes that make living a little less stressful

I’m happy to have collated lots of brilliant quotes that all embrace simplicity in some way. They’re all about simple living . / slow living / and easier life (whatever you want to call it!) – and they really make you think about what’s important to you, and what you should be prioritising in your life.

Heavy stuff – but really important!

Please take inspiration from these, be inspired, and whatever your life is like at the moment there’s sure to be one or two (or more!) that will speak to you.

Make them work hard for you by picking one and writing it down.

Put it somewhere that you can see it every day – and as you get used to reading it on a frequent basis, you’re bound to be inspired by the words.

Quotes have an amazing ability for motivating you and helping you out when you need a boost of any sort… don’t you think?

So – without any further wait – here you go! – Enjoy!

ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF SIMPLE LIVING QUOTES

Simple living quote

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness

CHARLES SPURGEON

Something I always try and remember – but is far too easy to forget when going about our daily lives and facing comparisons with others frequently. The richer people aren’t always the ones that have lots of stuff – people are richer when they fill their lives with happiness…

Quote - slow down

Slow down

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The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have

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It actually doesn’t take a lot to be happy most of the time.

When I was a student studying for my degree, we had very little. But it was some of the happiest years of my life.

When we had no other option than making do with what we had – we didn’t focus on getting the next best thing. We just enjoyed it – and it was free-ing!

This was one of the best life lessons to have learnt – and was almost more valuable than my degree!

If it costs you peace it's too expensive

If it costs you peace, it’s too expensive

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Simplicity

Simplicity

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Simple - yellow and white word quote

Simple

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Simple Life Quote

Simplicity boils down to two things: identify the essential and eliminate the rest…

LEO BABAUTA

This is so very true. If you can plan what you want to be/do/have in life – then you can curate your life around that much more easily.

When you know where you’re heading – you can get rid of the things that don’t help you (or even hinder you) in getting there.

Quote about giving

Give without remembering, and receive without forgetting

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Consume less, create more - QUOTE

Consume less, create more

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Wealth quote

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants

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Quote - Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

LEONARDO DA VINCI

Some of the most stylishly dressed people are actually dressed really simply when you look a little closer. Worth remembering….

QUOTE - Simplify, be inspired, be original, work hard, enjoy

Simplify, be inspired, be original, work hard, enjoy

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Quote - being organised is...

Being organized isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person, it’s about living the way you want to live, but better

ANDREW MELLEN

100% agree with this. All too often we complicate things by thinking they HAVE to be hard to be worthwhile – but often it’s the little things that make all the difference.

Tweaking how we live really WILL make you more organised – and far faster than if you tried to completely overhaul everything in one go.

QUOTE - organise your life around your dreams and watch them come true

Organise your life around your dreams and watch them come true

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Clutter Quote about STUFF

Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitude towards it hasn’t changed correspondingly – we overvalue stuff

PAUL GRAHAM
You never have to throw away what you don't buy

You never have to throw away that which you never buy

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Definitely one to keep in mind when next out on a shopping trip…

Happiness is a place between too little and too much

Happiness is a place between too little and too much

FINNISH PROVERB

Reminds me a little of Goldilocks! Getting that balance right is a skill, but definitely worth mastering.

Deciding what Not to do is as important as deciding what TO do

Deciding what NOT to do is as important as deciding what TO do

CHARLES SPURGEON
QUOTE - collect moments, not things

Collect moments, not things

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If it doesn't add to your life, it doesn't belong in your life

If it doesn’t add to your life, it doesn’t belong in your life

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Clutter quote about having less stuff

Less stuff means less to clean, less to organised, less to store, less mess

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… and when has THAT ever been something we don’t all want, right?!

Think how much time your ‘stuff’ takes you each and every year. Whether you’re buying it, storing it, cleaning it, maintaining it, mending it, or a load of other things that we have to do when we own things – it makes total sense that having less means having MORE of the good stuff…

Make space in your life for what matters

Make space in your life for what matters

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Clutter Quote

We should be choosing what we keep – not what we get rid of

MARIE KONDO

This is my favourite way of thinking about decluttering, as it feels much more positive.

When you’re next letting go of anything (or trying to!), then think about what you’re keeping as what you’re curating for your home and/or life. It’s liberating!

When things aren't adding up in your life - start subtracting

When things aren’t adding up in your life – start subtracting

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QUOTE - Out of clutter, find simplicity

Out of clutter, find simplicity

ALBERT EINSTEIN
Happiness blooms from within

Happiness blooms from within

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Simple Life Quote

Think how joyous each and every day could be when you are making the most of what you have

CHRISSY HALTON
Simple Life Quote - look at what you have

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough

OPRAH WINFREY

Yup. You definitely get what you focus on, and a lot of what we have can go unnoticed all too easily if we let it. I think it’s time to slow down and smell those roses, as the saying goes….

Life Quote - Don't feel guilty

Don’t feel guilty doing what’s best for you

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Quote - Enjoy the Little Things

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things

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Quote - everything in moderation

Everything in moderation. Except coffee

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Quote - Noone Ever Became Poor by Giving

No-one ever became poor by giving

ANNE FRANK
Quote - you can do anything but not everything

You can do anything, but not everything

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… and you’ll burn yourself out if you try.

This is something to keep front and centre of your mind when you’re wanting to say NO to something but are feeling guilty about it. If you say YES to everything, then you will eventually have nothing left (time OR self) – so you’ll eventually have to say NO to things that you really DO want to do…

Be selective, be gracious with yourself – and you’ll find you have more ability to say YES to what you really want (and need) to do.

QUOTE - Focus on what matters

Focus on what matters

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Homemaking Quote - Make your house clean enough to...

Make your home clean enough to be healthy, but dirty enough to be happy

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Quote - Be Grateful

Be grateful

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Quote - Having a schedule

Having a schedule that doesn’t fit into your life means you don’t stand a chance of sticking to it

CHRISSY HALTON

It’s not worth trying to fit into another persons routine and/or schedule – because we all have different lives, different homes, and different families.

Some of us are early birds, others may have illnesses that mean they have to go that bit slower – there’s a LOT of reasons we need to work out our own schedules for ourselves.

If you can – it’s SO worth it to sit down and work out what works best for you – you’re unique – and you’re definitely worth it!

Quote - Either you run the day or the day runs you

Either you run the day or the day runs you

JIM ROHN
Quote - The Key is not to prioritize

The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities

STEVE COVEY
Over 35 meaningful simple life quotes that make living a little less stressful

Which of these simple life quotes have inspired you the most?

They are some of my all time favourite simple living quotes, and I love them all for different reasons.

I’m sure you’ll agree that they are all useful at different phases of life and depending on what you want to hear at any given time.

They’re not necessarily about being a minimalist, but they DO speak to the fact that simple is easier for so many reasons – and that it’s the little things that means the most. That’s quite stress relieving to read in any shape or form (kind of gives you permission to want less!).

As you know – I have a real passion for quotes – and if you’re the same you’ll DEFINITELY want to check out my growing collection for all aspects of life.

From motivating you to inspiring you – just CLICK HERE and you’ll be taken to them all! I really hope you enjoy them…

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