The Slow Movement is the new way to live. It started in Italy with the Slow Food and we now speak of Slow Travel, Slow Walking, Slow Dating, … It’s all about SLOWING DOWN. We can not keep rushing and going faster, we may need to do less and go more slowly.
Less Activities, Less Stress!
So many options, so many ads, so many offers and yet one day is still 24 hours. We tend to accumulate as many activities as we can. Why not trying this or this or this… But we end up overloaded with activities. Having less activities could give us more time and energy to appreciate the ones we do. And we could even have some free time to do something unplanned.
Organization for a Clear Mind
It’s important to be organized so that we don’t get overwelmed and lost. We need to prioritize and structure our days. Our essentials first and what’s optional after. So we need to have a clear idea of what’s essential and optional. It can sometimes be good not to do certain things. Besides, having a routine can help and setting up the time, space and tools for our activities is really helpful. It’s half of the job done.
Saying No to Recenter
Doing less means saying no. It’s hard sometimes to renunce to certain things or turn down invitations but in the long run it’s better. We have to be realistic, we can not do everything and say yes to all the offers we receive. Saying no is just as important as saying yes. When we say no we give ourselves some space and time. We can recenter and listen to our body before engaging in another activity.
Avoiding business is an art… Do you have some tips? How do you do to slow down and not be overloaded?