As 2016 comes to a close and we reflect on "resolutions" we want to implement in 2017, one big thing stands out to us, the idea of living slow. Really soaking up time with family, and filling our lives with purpose, making our actions matter, and making time for the things we've always wanted to do. Whether that means reading that book that always felt like a chore on your morning commute, laying in bed with the kids for 30 more minutes, leaving the dishes until tomorrow... Look for ways you can stand back and appreciate your life and the people in it, and focus less on a constant to-do list.
Unplug from Screens
It’s easy to think we don’t have time to pursue our interests, but often the reality is that we’re simply choosing to spend our free time on other things. Spend your free time on a hobby rather than watching TV. Or instead of checking email, updating social media or shopping online. It’s amazing how much of our time these activities can take up if we let them!
Sit down for your meals, unplug from screens, and focus on the flavor of the food, and the conversation of your company. Let's reclaim the dining room!
Your commute to work can be quite stressful. One way to embrace slowness is to modify your traditional commute. If you take public transportation instead of a car, then you could use the time read, knit, to listen to a podcast, or an audiobook.