We humans tend to make the worst decisions when stressed or overwhelmed. Our lives are so busy with constant deadlines and crammed schedules. The pace itself can create stress and burnout over time, but even worse it can clutter your focus and dis-connect your senses.
Some old sayings state that “life happens when you are busy making other plans” and that we should “stop and smell the roses”.
I´m sure you´ve heard it before – but the thing is, we tend to forget it when life gets busy.
Don´t get me wrong, slowing down is not about moving through life at a snail’s pace. Slow living calls for you to bring intention + attention to the tempo of your life and your mental state.
It´s about slowing down to make things right – for you and your loved ones!
It’s about finding a “sweet spot” for living; a personally optimal rhythm for life that serves YOU the best. So you can be challenged without being overwhelmed and you can feel recharged without being passive.
When life get´s hectic, you begin to miss out on the nuanced textures of life – the delicious taste of a good cup of coffee, the subtle changes in a flower, the quiet beauty of a Sunday morning, or the feeling of a warm bath. Time and mental space is critical for this absorption and for stimulating your senses + it improves your creativity!
The truth is that to re-connect with yourself and find more peace and calm in life, you don´t have to make BIG changes. Think baby steps. Just breathing deeply and becoming present in the moment is enough to activate calmness and positive change.
Pay attention to the small stuff. When you take little moments during your day to notice these “small” everyday things, you will automatically reduce your fast pace and live more mindfully.
When you slow down and become present you make better decisions, because you´re able to focus on what matters most.
With mindful gratitude,