I’ve wanted to start a new category on the blog about slow living so what better time than now. Slow living as a concept has been around for a while but I didn’t take much notice till recently. I was getting so stressed at work, always rushing around, not having time spare to do the things I wanted. And then it dawned on me to just slow down and take a look at the bigger picture. There are so many little things in this day and age that we get sucked up in when really in the scheme of things they’re just insignificant. It’s so beneficial to take a step back sometimes and reevaluate, remembering that the small things in life matter is a big part of that. If you’re in a dead end job that you don’t enjoy or with someone that doesn’t make you happy, then don’t be. Take the time to think about what would make you a more well rounded happy person and go for it.
Slow living and minimalism go hand in hand, they both take the approach that less is more. The more you need to be happy the harder it will be to achieve. The easy option is not necessarily the best for you in the long run, sure it’s easier to get take away instead of cooking from scratch but which will you feel better from tomorrow? There is always time to fit more into your day, you just have to allow for it (something I really need to work on!). To put it simply, slow living is leading a balanced life and planning ahead. Being mindful of your actions and the consequences is maybe a good place to start, after all a smile can change someones day.
If you enjoyed my introduction to slow living I’ll be integrating these kind of posts into my blog more regularly. I’ll be covering topics from home life to food to tips on decluttering. Stay updated by following me on social media, if you like that is?