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You can complete a project by dropping it.

— Arianna Huffington

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Know what's important to you -- and let everything else take second place.

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If you are going to add anything to your life, ask: Will this simplify my life?

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Write down your commitments. The worst place to keep track of things is in your head.

Get it written down in a place you can refer to easily. Your mind will be clearer.

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Get a headstart on your work day by taking a few minutes to look to the day ahead.

Mentally preparing for what's to come will alleviate stress.

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Unclutter what you have on your desk and in your drawers.

Do the discretionary items that you choose to have there bring you joy? If not, get rid of them.

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Learn to say no to anything that’s not aligned with what’s most important to you.

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One thing.

Before you go to bed at night write down the one thing you want to achieve the next day. Make completing that one thing your priority.

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Strive for quality not quantity on all aspects of your life. This is a critical value to have in order to simplify.

Identify the things and people that no longer belong in your life when you go for quality: quality relationships, quality clothes, quality items that surround you.

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Read a quality book that enriches you.

Perhaps a good deep novel, that inspires and stills your chattering brain.

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Ruthlessly prioritize your to-do list and put the less important things “below the line,” removing the pressure to complete them.

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Unplug to reconnect with yourself and come back to a more natural and simpler way of being: relax, breathe, have a period of silence.

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Simple can be harder than complex:

You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.

But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

by Steve Jobs

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The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

by Elise Boulding

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The ability to simplify means

to eliminate the unnecessary

so that the necessary may speak.

by Hans Hofmann

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

by Leonardo da Vinci

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