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15 Ways to Choose Quality Over Quantity

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15 Ways to Choose Quality Over Quantity

“Quality is not an act. It is a habit.” Aristotle

We live in an age of more, more, more! But hey, one piece of quality chocolate tastes so much better than 10 sub-standard pieces of candy, right? A single fresh red rose can put a whole bunch of wilting blossoms to shame. Less really is more, sometimes. Small really can be beautiful, provided it is of good quality.

Some simple ways to choose quality over quantity:

  • Cut household clutter. It creates chaos.
  • Say no to social obligations that drain and strain you. Get a few meaningful things done at a time.
  • Invest intelligently. Choose a few quality mutual funds over several dicey ones, for example.
  • Find time for your few good friends instead of maintaining scores of ‘contacts.’

Your Life Online

  • How many email IDs do you have? Keep just two: one for official and one for personal mails.
  • How many social networking forums are you signed up for? It’s nice to connect, but each new contact is a demand on your time and space.
  • How many old files do you have on your system? Press the Delete button. Free up space, and your mind.

At Home

  • Scattered beanbags, cane chairs, stools… or a simple sofa set with clean lines?
  • Ten pairs of mismatched curtains or three well-maintained, neatly stitched sets?
  • Dozens of curios and collectibles scattered all over the house, gathering dust, or a few classy, clean pieces?
  • 100 trashy ‘bestsellers’ that you do not need, or a neat row of books you will actually read?

You decide.


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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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11:22PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

so true...thanks!!!

7:25PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

great advice

9:41AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Good reminder.

10:58AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012


4:00AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Good points.

5:05PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Thanks Shubhra.

5:06AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

My life online seems to need a lot of cutting and pruning. Gotta work on it, but it's hard to decide which part of it I'll abandon.

4:52AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Great article, thanks!

4:44AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Easier said than done. Working on getting rid of stuff--10 things at a time. Thanks for the article.

11:51PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Great advice, thanks.

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