"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary."
It follows that artful living means getting rid of what you don't need. What are you spending your time on that doesn't contribute to beauty or truth?
Lately, I've been studying Picasso's art as well as his sayings, just to observe the effect it has on me. Interestingly, I never cared much for Picasso's paintings until I heard his brilliant observations. Such is the power of language.