10 Quotes to inspire your Minimalism Journey
1. "I make myself rich, by making my wants few." - Thoreau
Such wise advise. We often find if we stop to really appreciate all we have and count our blessings we really don't need more.
2. "Collect moments, not things."
Such wise advise, especially when raising children and trying to find ways to treat them without buying more stuff.
3. "Look at that sea girls... all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy it more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds." - Anne of Green Gables
That Anne knew her stuff.
4. "Stop trying to impress others with the things that you own. Begin inspiring them by the way that you live."
We so often get caught up in the comparison trap or find oursleves wanting what others have. How much better to be known for how you live than how much stuff you have.
5. "Wanting less is a far better blessing than having more." - Mary Ellen Edmunds
My all time favourite and the one I always come back to when I feel the pull of consumerism.
6. "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris
Such a helpful one when debating what to keep and what to give away.
7. "I've learned that minimalism isn't about what you own, it's about why you own it." - Brian Gardner
This is particularly helpful when we find oursleves playing a numbers game. There is no magic number that makes you a minimalist. That isn't what it is really about.
8. "Your home is living space, not storage space."
Something I think we can often forget when we choose to hold onto things that really do not serve us. Especially when you have children and you feel compelled to provide them with so many toys due to a perception that that's what good parents do, but if they do not play with them you're just storing them, and wasting precious living space.
9. "I would rather own a little and see the world, than own the world and see a little." Alexander Sattler
I love this one. Traveling more is one of the biggest benefits minimalism has afforded us. We are no longer spending all our money on more and more stuff, but instead can save that money and travel more. It's been far more enriching than any possessions ever have been.
10. "We don't buy things with money. We buy them with hours from our lives."
I find this a really helpful way to look at things before making big purchases that might not really be necessary.
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