I’m all for slowing down life, enjoying each and every moment and only doing the things that make you truly happy. Living everyday with as little stress as possible. I’ve always been easily pleased, enjoyed the tiny things in life like reading a book or watching a film. Sometimes life can get a little bit too much, it can feel like it’s flying by too fast and you aren’t really enjoying it. Taking time out for yourself is so important, people often get caught up in keeping busy and having plans every evening but it’s vital to slow down take a moment to breathe, to catch up with yourself.
What is the art of slow living?
For me it’s…
Walking or biking instead of driving – I often miss what’s around me when my eyes are on the road
Reading a book
Going for walks and being surrounded by fields
Listening to the birds singing
Grabbing a cup of tea and cuddling up on the sofa
Forgetting about that forever growing to-do list
Applying makeup with no time restriction
Naturally waking up
Taking a relaxing bath
Sitting by a fire with fluffy socks and a movie
Sitting by a fire with a book
Finding hidden streams
Finding hidden places
Writing with pen and paper
Walking through leaves
Walking in the rain
Creating a fort of blankets
Allowing my skin to breathe
At this time of year on the evenings I find myself in bed much earlier after working a full day at work and with the evenings drawing in I’m either reading a book or watching a film. Gone are the days that you make a trip to your local blockbusters to rent your favourite films and binge watch them on the weekends. I’m actually pretty gutted those shops are no longer available, now everyone results to Netflix which I agree is much quicker and steaming is more cost affective. Love Film was an alternative option to Blockbusters and after that going out of business I was always looking for a more old fashioned way for movie nights. Cinema Paradiso offer the exact same service, they have every film you could ever want available to order straight to your door with free delivery and returns. I don’t know about you but free delivery always wins me over. Great if you’re looking for an old school option and an alternative to streaming. Some of my favourites available have to be Kingsman 1 & 2, Life Of Pi and Love, Rosie. Not only do they offer films but they also have tv series available. Theres so many options on there that I don’t see on Netflix so there really is a great selection.
What does Slow Living mean to you?
*This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own