How often do you look up a word and find that there are about a million different definitions and interpretations for it? For me, it’s wayyyy too often. SO I wanted to give you a simple, high-level view of slow living! My hope is that this sparks curiosity in you and, as a result, leads you to find MORE resources and MORE ways to put complicated, jargon-y words into practice!
To make this interesting (at least in my mind), let’s dive in by using a 5,4,3,2,1 countdown!
5 things you might’ve not known about slow living
- Slow living does not mean that you shut down, but rather, is an understanding of when to hustle & when to take a strategic step back!
- We are MORE inclined to rush when we don’t prioritize our time or set boundaries for ourselves. Slow living is about recognizing what’s most essential to you and filtering your actions through that list.
- Doing everything as well as possible instead of as fast as possible.
- Slow living isn’t about losing time by going slowly; it’s about gaining time by doing the things that are most important to you.
- Quality over quantity, friend!
- Read: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink
- Listen: Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Blog: Sloww.com
- Watch: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet - Nature and Culture (Netflix)
3 ways to put this into practice
- Start slow & small! I’d read Atomic Habits by James Clear to begin with that journey.
- You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down, SO sit down & reflect on what is most important to you. Once you put it on paper, use that list as a daily reminder and compass.
- Start saying no to everything else. Once you practice saying no, you can say yes to the things that matter to you.
- Bonus: Be present. When you’re brushing your teeth, just brush your teeth! When you’re eating a meal, just eat the meal.
2 slow living brands I love
- Thyme is Honey - Anything from her is SO refreshing (pun intended)! She’s all about hydration, time management and personal health.
- Pick Up Limes - I LOVE watching their Youtube channel! They cover everything from nutritional eating, to healthy lifestyle habits!
1 way to get started
Get outside physically to connect dots mentally.
That’s it! Just get yourself outside and start taking notice of the cars zooming by, or the trees and plants you walk past or the new local coffee shop down the street! Let your body move so that your mind can be nourished.