Ahh, slow living.
Even the sentence makes me breathe a little calmer, feel more relaxed and at bay.
I only just discovered the slow living movement in the Instagram world over the past couple of weeks, and boy am I HOOKED. Those cosy nights in with fluffy blankets, having a cup of tea with no (and I mean, no) distractions, taking the time to indulge in self-care and homemade treats, reading the pages of an actual book! It’s basically me in every sense of the word.
If you’re new to this lifestyle, have a gander of the slow living #hashtag and be prepared to swoon over the autumnal moody lighting, beds you want to curl up on and snooze the day away, bunches of blooms on a gorgeous dark wooden table.
A few weekends ago I had no plans, and the BF was out doing his own thang, so I decided the time was now to have my first slow living day. Let me tell you, it was glorious. I slept in, chatted to my favourite people online and had wonderful weekend conversations, pottered about the house with no purpose or action plan, make banana loaf that I sat and ate with a gorgeous cuppa, snuggled up on the sofa with the dog. I’ve been thinking about the day ever since it happened.
I can’t wait to have another day like this. Along with relaxing, it felt nourishing to me as a person, that I was investing in myself, truly. I really was living with no expectations and limitations, and what a joyful moment it was. Days that make the heart sing are my favourite.
SLOW-LIVING ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO TRY
- Collect some apples, and make them into a crumble
- Listen to a podcast
- Get out in nature, and listen to the birds sing
- Have a lie-in
- Take a midday bath and don’t for one moment feel guilty about it
- Put on some soothing music and have a good old stretch
- Talk about things that matter to you, your passions, goals and dreams for the future
- Make tea and enjoy the process
Have you ever had a slow living day?