Quotes to motivate you to declutter your life

9 Quotes to motivate you to declutter your life

12th May 2022

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We can all declutter our life. Be those friendships that have gone astray, things from past relationships, or just spending time freeing up space in our minds by saying no to the things we don’t want to do. It is possible. So here are some of the quotes to help motivate you to declutter your life. 

When it comes to life, we can all feel like there is a little too much on our plates. It might be feeling overwhelmed because the text messages on your phone are not being replied to, the commitments with school or work, your social life or just feeling like you are being pulled in all directions. An obligation is often the problem here, and we feel obligated to people, and things, and do not have the power to say “no” in some circumstances.

Motivational quotes to declutter your life

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“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future”  – Wayne L Misner

In truth, we can all be bogged down with clutter from our past. Be those physical things or mental things. It is important to declutter your life of all of those things that don’t bring you joy or happiness. Holding on to some of those things means that you may not have the capacity, physically and mentally, to embrace happiness and positive changes in the future. 

“You can’t reach for anything if your hands are still full with yesterday’s junk”Lousie Smith

This quote is so important to remember. It is essential that we keep our heads and minds clear of stuff that no longer serves a purpose in our lives. It is difficult to understand these feelings. But if we are preoccupied with clutter from the past then we can’t move forward. 

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary can speak” – Hans Hoffman

Simplifying your life is key. This means physical clutter but also contacts in your phone, emails, junk files, and admin that you have kept. It might take some time, but decluttering yourself of these things, even unsubscribing to emails, etc, can really free up a lot of mental space and enable you to focus on the necessary things in life. 

“But when we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future” – Marie Kondo

We can all be guilty of holding on to things. It might be letters and cards, perhaps phone numbers on your phone, text messages, or emails. What Marie Kondo says is exactly right, we often can’t let go of these things because there is an attachment to the past or a fear for the future. In truth, decluttering your life of these things can help to lift a weight you might not have known you were carrying. 

“The question of what you own is actually the question of how you want to live your life”Marie Kondo

Another example of the things we have in our lives dictating how we live our life. It isn’t just about the physical things, this can also be about the way we feel, where and who we spend our time with. 

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“Love people, use things. The opposite never works”  – The Minimalists

We can all be guilty of getting attached to things, but this quote has never been truer. It is more important to love people and make memories than it is to find that same level of love in things. The less we have, the more appreciative we are of each other. 

“The first step for crafting the life that you want is to get rid of everything that you don’t” – Joshua Becker

Many of us believe that what we visualise for our lives can become our reality. So cutting out the things we don’t want in our life is a sure-fire way to take positive steps toward a brighter future. If we have too many things in our lives that we don’t want we are not going to give ourselves the opportunity for positive change. 

“Minimalism isn’t about removing things that you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things that you love” – Joshua Becker

Clutter, our phones, and our commitments can all be distractions from the things that we want to do and the things that we love. Decluttering those things can open up our minds, time, and lives to new things. 

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but developing the capacity to enjoy less”Socrates

Finally, it is all about having the capacity to enjoy less. Decluttering our lives in all ways, physically and mentally, can help us to seek out that solace and happiness that we all crave. 

Hopefully, these quotes will motivate you to declutter your life.

Sarah Anguish

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