Simple Ways to Slow Down

Simple Ways to Slow Down

In our fast-paced, modern world we believe it's more important that ever to embrace moments of slowness to create space in your everyday life for connection, intention, and play. Here are some of our favorite ways to slow down and enjoy the present moment.

  1. write down 3 things you are grateful for each day
  2. take a bath
  3. cook a meal from scratch
  4. go for a walk or hike
  5. look up at the moon
  6. journal about something that's been on your mind
  7. visit your local farmer's market
  8. write a poem
  9. read a poem
  10. go to a museum alone or with a friend
  11. plant something 
  12. have a glass of wine 
  13. make a cup of tea
  14. bake bread
  15. make pasta from scratch
  16. light a candle
  17. do 5 minutes of organic movement or stretching
  18. take a few deep breaths
  19. paint or draw a picture
  20. re-read a chapter of your favorite book 
  21. go for a bike ride
  22. watch the sunrise
  23. peruse your local bookshop or library
  24. take a nap
  25. take another nap
  26. write someone a thank you letter
  27. make coffee with a french press instead of an automatic machine
  28. heat your food on the stove or in a toaster rather than the microwave
  29. take the slower, scenic route 
  30. refill your old candle votives
  31. hand-dip your own taper candles
  32. disconnect from technology for an hour (at least!)
  33. focus on just one thing at a time
  34. savor your food
  35. make homemade broth
  36. light incense
  37. make a photo or scrap book
  38. wash your dishes by hand
  39. read before bed instead of using your phone
  40. moisturize your body with natural herbal oils
  41. do nothing


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