Sense in simplicity

Sense in simplicity

Here at EasiYo, we’re big believers in the art of simplicity. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that when life gets truly tough it’s often the simplest things that make us happy. Small moments like stories at bedtime, eating cookies with grandma or making fresh yogurt with mum or dad create memories that your children will treasure well into adulthood. 

With a new year just beginning we thought it was an ideal time to share a few of our favourite quotes on simplicity, and provide some ideas on how to keep the magic of these words alive day-to-day.

 

“Saying no is more important than saying yes.” ― Shane Parrish

We often feel pressure in our lives to say yes to things – yes to a dinner out, yes to catching up with friends, yes to another playdate. Saying no can be hard, especially if we feel like we’re letting people down. Remember though, by saying “no” you are also saying “yes” to the thing you would’ve given up, which more often than not is valuable time for you and your family.

 

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss

How often have you overthought the answer to a question or agonised over a decision? Replaying countless scenarios can play havoc on your mind and leave you feeling restless or stressed. Give yourself a break. Try to quiet the chatter in your mind, accept where you’re at and simply move on.

 

“Nature teaches us simplicity and contentment because in its presence we realise we need very little to be happy.” ― Mark Coleman

Human beings are masters of complication and clutter! Getting out into nature is a great way to remind yourself of life’s essentials – fresh air, clean water, good food and a warm place to come home to.  Better yet, reminding yourself of nature’s lesson is as simple as stepping outside.

 

Quotes on simplicity are a great way to ground yourself when life gets stressful. Here are a few ways to keep those inspiring words alive…

 

  • A simple fridge magnet, phone screensaver or note in your diary can offer you a daily reminder to live simply and enjoy the little things in life.
  • Pop a post-it note on your bathroom mirror to remind yourself breathe, calm and centre yourself before you set out for the day. 
  • Choose a quote that resonates with you and frame it in a beautiful picture frame. That way it won’t simply be a reminder for you, it’ll help inspire others too!